Every business is different, and as such, each business has its own particular set of requirements. While some businesses may be content with moving everything onto the Cloud, for others the need to have a constant internet connection to access what is on the Cloud could mean that its uses are more limited. The idea of Cloud Computing is one based on the outsourcing of computing resources. Instead of purchasing software or hardware at relatively high cost, companies rather rent applications from service providers and access them over the Internet. The host company takes care of all the background technicalities and you simply connect to the services via a secure Web-browser, using them whenever needed. These services are hosted online on secure servers, which is a network of computers, collectively referred to as ‘the cloud’. If you’ve ever had a free Google Mail account then you will have used a Cloud Computing service in the form of hosted e-mail.

The idea of cloud computing is that in the future a company’s IT infrastructure will be viewed as a utility expense like a water or electricity bill. It might seem far-fetched, but it is quickly becoming a reality.

So if you are thinking about Cloud computing, it’s worth considering these common uses of Cloud Computing and whether they could save your business money or increase your efficiency in these areas. After deciding that you need a cloud storage solution, the next step is to choose the one that suits your requirements the best. In order to do so, we advise you to check a review specialized website such as CloudStorageAdvice.com.

 

Backup:

Using the Cloud for a completely personal/business backup is an essential part of your disaster recovery plan. Even though you hope that you never have to use it if the worst happens, to have your Data backed up on the Cloud can literally save your business from ruin. Storing the backup on the Cloud instead of your own machines will help protect your Data in the event of a theft, fire or other physical disasters.

 

File storage:

For many people, the Cloud is the perfect platform for Data storage. The amount of storage you pay for can gradually increase with your business and files can be accessed from anywhere provided you have an internet connection, making it both a cost-effective and flexible solution.

If your business has a lot of files and data to store it also makes sense to remove it from your own servers where it may be expensive to keep and may slow things down. So keep it safe on the Cloud instead.

 

Mobile collaboration and working:

With the Cloud employees can collaborate or work remotely with other employees, businesses or customers at a remote location. With the Cloud, you or anyone with access can work on files and data from anywhere on any device with an internet connection making collaboration easy and seamless.

 

Test platform:

Without the Cloud securing, installing and configuring suitable test platforms for new projects can be both time consuming, and expensive. When the Cloud is used as a test platform an appropriate environment can quickly and easily be obtained, offering a stress-free solution and giving the whole test process a much quicker turnaround time.