Cloud storage in itself is a somewhat new way of getting things done. Sure, online backup companies have been around for a long long time but with the the new and up coming cloud storage systems, the way things are stored has changed drastically – possibly forever. This of course can be said for a lot of cloud web services, but it is more so in online storage. So how do you know which is a good provider without actually testing it out, well, that’s where reviews provide insight. Given the popularity of online backup, there are lots of people already making use so who better to learn from than people who have used the service before. People, usually, are are quite eager to talk about the provider they’re using, love it or despise it, people by nature do love to comment so checking out reviews on a storage service can really help and let you know what the score is.
So what can data backup and online backup really be used to do? Well, that is a good question to ask. Most people, home users that is, tend to use it to store things they have a lot of. More often than not this includes images, animations, music and general files off their home PC. In terms of professional users, it’s not uncommon for large organisations to store complete networks of data in the cloud as it’s a lot more secure and ultimately cheaper than a local, offline backup system. There is also the added bonus of being able to access the files from any place at any time which is a huge bonus for organisations who wish to keep their data intact and secure. Home users tend to be less worried about safety and security but still, if it’s included then why not be secure – after all, the price is the same whichever way you go.
Data storage is one of them things however that people think should be for free. I mean, it doesn’t cost us anything to keep files on our PCs right? We don’t have to pay for how much data we put on our hard disk – so why do we need to pay for disk space online? It doesn’t cost the companies more money to hold more data does it? Well no, it doesn’t, but disk space is one of the variables that helps companies to create packages for users meaning that no one person is having to pay more than someone else who is using more resources. You wouldn’t be happy storing one photo and some guy backing up his entire music and video collection whilst paying the exact same price as you would you? This is why storage firms base their price points depending on usage.