Although cloud storage has been around for several years now, many people still don’t have a clear understanding of how it works, so several myths about it persist. Our team at Aggie Technologies NC, LLC, wants to help you gain a better understanding of this useful and popular technology, so we have put together this article to correct a few of the most common myths about it.
- Myth: Cloud storage is useful for every application. In our experience, many people are eager to embrace every new technology the moment it comes out. This can lead some to push for a switch to cloud storage even when it wouldn’t best serve their needs. While cloud storage is highly useful for some applications, including situations where self-service is key or where workloads are unpredictable, it is not ideal for every case. Our team can help you figure out whether cloud storage is right for the application you have in mind.
- Myth: Cloud storage is always more secure than on-site servers. One of the main strengths of cloud storage is the way it allows you to store information remotely through the internet, uploading files to servers far away from your physical location and accessing them remotely as well. However, it’s a mistake to assume this method is always more secure than storing the data on your own on-site servers. Our team can help you determine the best way to keep your information secure, whether that includes cloud storage or using on-site servers.
- Myth: Cloud storage always saves money. You may have noticed the myths we’re discussing here all have to do with making universal assumptions about cloud storage. This one is no different. While cloud storage can save you money by allowing you to avoid buying and maintaining your own servers, it isn’t always cheaper than on-site storage. To find the most cost-effective solution for your needs, we encourage you to talk to IT professionals, such as those on our team.