Storage space has always been the primary differentiator between the computing systems of different generations, and this hasn’t changed even in the current context. All advancements in the integration techniques resulted in higher storage space in a smaller size, and ever since this was achieved, the aim has been to be able to achieve unlimited storage space. While technically, the computing world is still looking for its next major breakthrough in integration techniques, there is a concept that gives access to unlimited storage space at a fraction of the cost that a conventional medium would incur. Cloud storage or online backing of data is something that has caught the eye of the regular user in the recent times, simply because of the advantages that it offers. There are a lot of service providers available, that provide data hosting options over the internet and charge for it as a service, using SaaS model. The popularity of the concept is growing steadily, and it won’t be long before it starts challenging the very concept of storing data locally.
The best online backup facility would have a lot of things, and all of these are contained by the top offerings in the market currently. The data stored on the storage facilities managed by the service providers, is safe from all potential hazards, as the security measures are extremely high. This is not the case with local storage, where even the slightest of discrepancy, may result in catastrophic loss of data. This alone is strong enough a reason to advocate online backups, but there are other factors as well, which are equally crucial and have thus played an important part in making Cloud Storage the phenomenon it is today. One of the most important and advantageous features, especially from a business perspective, is the way that the service provider charges for this storage. Bringing into use the SaaS model, service providers charge nominal amounts of money from the user as per their usage. The best part is that the user ends up paying a much lower price, as compared to what he would have, if he’d gone in for a full physical storage setup.
The security aspects along with the performance enhancements, when compared to conventional storage options (local), are what make online storage a force to reckon with, and a definitely weapon in the arsenal of the leading computing organizations of the world.