With a massive shift to remote work since COVID-19, cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) and other elements of cloud computing have taken on a whole new level of importance in the business world.
With cloud-based data storage offered by companies like Sanity Solutions, you get collaboration-friendly architectures for both remote workforces and hybrid office models. Cloud storage billing is consumption-based, so you only pay for the storage you use, and can easily scale up or down as your business needs..
Cloud-based solutions can also play a critical role in meeting a myriad of compliance standards such as HIPAA, SOC 2, PCI, GDPR and many other regulations.
In this article, we will discuss the key advantages of implementing cloud-based data storage in 2022.
Cloud Storage Combines Robust Features and Low Overhead
Cloud data storage providers offer consumption based models without the associated maintenance. In other words, you only pay for the cycles and storage that you use.
On-premises data storage can be extremely expensive to build and maintain, both in terms of physical infrastructure and the personnel needed for its upkeep. By moving at least a portion of your data storage to the cloud, organizations can better control costs.
A sizable portion of the upkeep overhead for physical infrastructure comes in the form of regular maintenance and system updates. In the SaaS model, the burden is on the cloud provider to keep its systems up to date, which frees up your team for more impactful work.
When a company moves its data storage to the cloud, it also gains the benefit of access to a variety of applications provided by the cloud storage service.
Organizations lacking their own data facilities can have 100% of their data hosted in the cloud or you can embrace new storage topologies like cloud adjacency. With this approach, you place data in a colocation facility while connecting to multiple cloud providers.
Secure By Design
While many people were originally skeptical about the ability of SaaS providers to keep data secure, this technology has consistently proven doubters wrong. In fact, when it comes to cybersecurity, cloud-based data storage outperforms on-premises hardware in several key respects.
There have been several notable data breaches over the past years due to the improper disposal of hard drives. Importantly, data destruction is difficult and costly. The disposal process can create additional security risks if the drives are not properly wiped. If you opt for a hybrid data storage architecture, implementing QLC drives will offer a much longer life span which will reduce the demands placed on IT staff to manage the infrastructure. Additionally, there are many environmental disposal issues to consider.
With on-premises storage, if you fail to keep your compute platforms updated with the latest technologies, it can also pose security risks. As your compute and storage systems fall behind the rest of the industry, the more obsolete and ineffective they will become. In turn, outdated technology can be more easily breached by cybercriminals.
Less Work for IT Teams
When a company moves its data storage to the cloud, it lessens the need for infrastructure upkeep by IT teams. Namely because cloud providers offer technical support with their platforms. Moreover, without data storage hardware on premise, IT teams won’t have the burden of maintaining hard drives, sensitive equipment, and climate control technology.
Scaling is also a breeze when working in the cloud. No matter if scaling horizontally or vertically, your team can expand existing hardware or add new infrastructure in minutes through the cloud provider’s web dashboard or CLI. Especially in the era of semiconductor shortages and costly physical hardware, this can save your team time and money versus the expensive and time-consuming process of procuring new machines.
With fewer resources dedicated to managing your own data storage infrastructure, you can assign your IT team to more important tasks or pursue additional innovation that provides your organization with a competitive advantage.
Sanity Solutions Cloud Storage
As we work our way through 2022, it’s evident that the remote work / hybrid office model is here to stay. With this shift, on-premises data storage and many of its elements must be modified to maintain relevancy. In the end, cloud-based data storage such as that offered by Sanity Solutions offers many key advantages over on-premise data storage options..
According to InfoWorld, “the pandemic simply put into focus the limitations of what we often call ‘legacy’ technology – systems based on old, sometimes obsolete methods limit the ability of the remote workforce to achieve its optimum efficiency. Nowhere is the notion of “legacy technology” more evident than with data storage.
Sanity Solutions offers enterprise data storage solutions that are tailored specifically for your business’s IT needs. Utilizing cloud storage with Sanity Solutions is the most surefire way to protect your data, while also keeping it easily accessible. Our team will also help migrate your data to the cloud when the time comes.
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