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How Cloud Storage Differs From Data Center Storage | businessnewsdaily.com

Cloud storage and data center may seem like similar solutions, but they have significant differences.

  • Cloud storage is a scalable solution with redundancy and anywhere access, but it relies on an internet connection, which makes it vulnerable to cyber threats.
  • 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.

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How Cloud Storage Differs From Data Center Storage | businessnewsdaily.com

Cloud storage and data center may seem like similar solutions, but they have significant differences.

  • 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.

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Finally OK With Cloud Storage? What to Know Before Switching Data Providers | Inc.com

A decade ago, storing data in the cloud seemed risky. Today, cloud-based, software-as-a-service applications such as G Suite, Office 365, and Salesforce have made outsourcing data storage simple. But not risk-free. One big issue: With each of them, data is stored in a format that won’t work well outside that application. It can make switching from one to another tricky.

Just ask the Intern Group, a startup that places students in international internships. In 2016, the company consolidated its data. Some was in Google Sheets, some was in the customer-relationship management application Highrise, and some was in a second CRM app, Contactually. Intern Group wanted to consolidate within Vtiger, yet another cloud CRM app.

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Apple and Oracle vets’ Upthere raises $77 million to put a new spin on personal cloud storage | TechCrunch

Upthere isn’t your parents’ personal cloud storage service. The team behind the service, which is coming out of beta today with $77 million in financing from a slew of investors, believes that the cloud should be your primary storage and not just a place for keeping backups or helping you sync data between machines.

Upthere wants you to think of its service as the canonical location where your data lives. It’s now generally available for OS X/MacOS, Android and iOS, with the Windows and web apps hitting beta today.

The company had some help getting there with new financing led by KPCB and Western Digital, along with Floodgate, Elevation Partners, GV, NTT Docomo Ventures and Square 1 Bank.

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