- Cloud storage is a scalable solution with redundancy and anywhere access, but it relies on an internet connection, which makes it vulnerable to cyberthreats.
- A data center is a fully customizable storage solution over which you have complete control, but it costs more, takes up space, and can only be accessed through an onsite corporate network.
- Some businesses may be restricted from using cloud storage, based on their industries and government policies and regulations.
- This article is for small business owners and information technology (IT) managers considering the benefits and drawbacks of different data storage options.
When storing and accessing massive amounts of your organization’s data, cloud data services are a cost-effective alternative to setting up and running a data center.