Things are indeed getting feisty in the file storage arena. As more and more file storage providers enter the market, the more competitive they become, but also the more difficult the decision is to make for those looking to invest in a file storage provider.
What is file storage and why do we need it?
File storage is a secure means of housing your computer files, whether they are music, film, photo or typed documents. The 21st century way, is to store them in a cloud. Cloud storage is a type of file storage which stores your files on remote severs (monitored by your provider) but also grants you access to all them from a number of internet ready devices.
By storing your files in the cloud, you allow yourself access to them from any internet compatible device through an application. This means documents you generate at work can be accessed via your phone or laptop whilst on the move, and in reverse files amended or generated on the road will backup to the same cloud on completion. File storage means everything you store in the cloud is accessible to you anywhere, anytime. Genius no?
Data protection is imperative in modern day life as we generate and store more and more of our important data on the computer. File storage is important because computers aren’t full proof. All hard drives fail in their lifetime and 1 in 10 laptops are stolen. Whilst you may run the risk of not backing up for a while, I guarantee that data loss will get you. File storage can alleviate the impact of these disasters by storing copies of everything you have, away form the source. Full restorations of computers can be achieved in a few clicks if something were to destroy your computer. File storage also helps to reduce the impact of infected files, human error and accidental deletion, all things which can so easily wipeout whole databases or simple destroy a vitally important file.
The arena might be getting feisty but it’s for you own good. At the end of the day you can’t go too wrong as all file storage providers have the safety of your files at their heart.