A few years ago you may have started hearing about the “cloud” and been perplexed as to what it was and how it worked. You may still not totally understand what it means, unless you’re a part of the IT team or are familiar in data storage. Essentially, cloud storage means that data is stored in logical pools, across multiple servers and typically the physical environment is owned by a hosting company.
A managed service provider (MSP) provides things like virtual machines that can store public data over the internet. You may have heard of public cloud storage providers like DropBox, or Google Drive. It has grown in popularity vastly over the last few years, and it’s projected to continue to grow.
Cloud adoption strategies will influence more than 50% of the information technology outsourcing deals (ITO) deals through 2020. – Gartner, Inc Research and Advisory
What IT service providers can do is offer secure cloud storage for companies with vital or confidential information. This is beneficial to the company because it helps save cost on purchasing, installing, operating and maintaining servers. Superior IT Innovations can provide secure data storage and cloud computing services that help you prevent loss of vital information.
Public cloud storage, versus private cloud storage with an MSP, is risky, because of security and compliance. Some cloud providers may not confirm the physical location of your data, or consider the company responsible security on their own applications. In an era where we see major attacks to security causing breaches of millions of people’s information, turning to a team that can not only store your data, but protect it vigorously, is becoming more and more necessary.
If you work in an industry that requires maximum security over digital information and data, you understand how serious data protection has become. It’s worth reaching out to an outsourced IT service provider, just to find out how you’re doing internally. We have worked with companies all over the country to help protect, store, and recover lost data due to things like ransomware or cyberattack.