Although cloud storage has been around for many years, for many, it is still shy of mainstream. What does seem to be mainstream, though, are the endless jokes and urban myths about no one understanding the cloud. And, while there may be a sliver of truth to the myth of the cloud, we have a solid understanding of cloud computing, and the necessary related IT network services.
If you are new to the cloud, cloud storage or management can be confusing but is doesn’t have to be. The cloud is essentially a virtual filing cabinet; it is a way to store files and programs in an Internet-based file location, as opposed to say a server. As businesses become more mobile, virtual storage is becoming more vital, while server rooms are becoming a thing of the past.
Cloud management is managing all of the component of cloud storage, including the networks that the cloud runs on. IT network services are critical to securing data transmitted across networks, including access to and from the cloud and the devices used in these processes.
Accessibility and Security
Cloud-based storage offers multiple benefits to businesses of all sizes, including secure file access. The modern business climate demands that employees can access and edit documents when traveling or working remotely. Combining cloud and IT networking services ensure that your business runs smoothly and securely.
Not yet ready for cloud-based storage? Fear not! At Hilyard’s we provide a wide-range of IT network services beyond the cloud. We know security is of the utmost importance regardless of how and where you are storing your data. Our IT experts can support your business with a complete range of services—from installation and monitoring to training and management—to ensure your network is always working as hard as you are.
When considering a cloud storage solution, many businesses are hesitant due to security risks. However, it is important to remember that there are risks involved with all storage solutions; servers can crash, networks can get hacked. What matters more than they type of storage you use, is the network security you implement to safeguard that solution.
For more details on how to keep your network secure, contact our experts today for a complimentary technology assessment!