Why you should move from your legacy storage infrastructure to the Cloud Computing
‘Legacy Storage’ is a term which may sound vague to many people. However, IT administrators would more or less be familiar with it.
Legacy Storage is a term used for functional hardware or software which may be either outdated or unsupported. For example, Microsoft Windows XP was the choice of many people and companies. However, it is now considered obsolete and unsupported. Microsoft has stopped support for Windows XP.
With content and data termed as ‘The New Oil’, any loss of data, in any manner, can cause massive loss to corporates and individuals too. Additionally, companies and individuals incur high expenditure in terms of maintenance, which can consequently result in a loss of productivity or hurt the company’s bottom line.
One of the significant drawbacks of legacy storage is that data on this hardware or software is available only on the company premises. If any executive is travelling, he or she may not have access to essential data, resulting in either an unproductive meeting or calling the office frantically for someone to email the data.
There are ways and means of avoiding such situations and ensure high availability of data, at a comparatively low cost. The answer lies in the optimal usage of cloud computing, which provides high availability of the data, even when the executives are travelling. What is required is an Internet connection.
Since the data is stored in the cloud, there is a high level of security for your data. Service providers like Google (Google Cloud) and Microsoft (Office 365 with One Drive) are among the world leaders when Cloud Computing is concerned.
Any company which needs high availability of data can opt for any one of these services and start Cloud Computing.