Data safety and security has become essential for every organization. And contemplation, whether to store this crucial data on-site or on a cloud, is a predicament that most decision-makers face. So how can you decide which option is the best for your business?
Let’s talk about advantages and disadvantages of both NAS (local) and Cloud Storage and help you decide.
This option is the more economical in the short and long run. Also, maintenance is not an issue since providers tackle all the upgrades as well as any potential complications that would arise.
Another competitive edge that cloud holds is that the service provider can easily increase your storage capacity according to your needs and subscription. Also if any calamity is to occur on-site, your data will be safe with the service provider.
Data that will be stored on a cloud will also be accessible for you anywhere around the world as long as you have an internet connection. However, if the internet speed is an issue, cloud storage could become a hassle.
Lastly, in a public cloud, data costs a little more to make private, which could add up to the expense of storage. Mult-T-tech can assist you in showing a cost-benefit analysis that shows some extra cost now is actually profitable in the long run. Having your data always available and productive is worse than not. This needs to be evaluated for your unique work experiences.
The merit to opting for this type of storage is speed. Storing data on the cloud is more time consuming than on local hard drives. Also, you have full authority over your storage back-ups, who may access vital data, when, etc.
The fact that your data is not connected to the internet makes your sensitive data safer from possible breaches. The setbacks of this method of storage are, however, major. Creating and owning such storage is expensive, to say the least. It can potentially cost thousands of dollars. Managing your own backups, the upgrading process and possibility of buying more hardware are all added costs.
A disaster on-site will mean that your data is at a risk of loss. Each time your on-site data needs updating so does your off-site data. Even if you have back-ups offsite, the opportunity cost to update them is major.
If you back your data with a trusted service provider, like Mult-T-tech, the drawbacks to local storage become non-existent.
Why Mult-T-tech offers a hybrid to our clients
After considering the pros and cons of both types, why not consider the best of both options, a synergy? Why not a hybrid?
Which method of storage suits you depends completely on your organization’s needs. Therefore the synergy of each storage solution is the factor that counters the disadvantages of both.
Professional services include automatic backup, seamless and secure access for offices with multiple locations and off-site users. We offer expertise for application in business critical roles and the business partner for organizations seeking to rapidly attain business goals.