Cloud Storage for Business
Public cloud storage services attract the attention of not only small and medium-sized businesses, but also large companies. Of course, these storages are subject to special requirements. The key drivers of corporate-class cloud storage include not only the cost of the service, but also its reliability, security, controllability and administrative convenience, as well as the speed of access to data in the cloud.
Such storage is intended to place the data on distributed servers. The data is reserved and stored on multiple servers in the highly secure DPC and at multiple sites. For example, high reliability is achieved through the automated creation of multiple replicas of the data on separate independent servers. Reliability at the Tier III level means that the SLA guarantees accessibility 99.98% of the time. Thus, enterprise cloud storage makes it possible to store your data reliably and inexpensively, providing location-independent access, and you can also easily scale your resources. As a result, you reduce your IT infrastructure build and technical maintenance costs, as the service helps increase the flexibility of business processes.
It is not necessary to buy your own DSS and other infrastructure equipment, assume the costs of administration, updating and security provision. Constant access to cloud storage means you can work with your data and files anytime, anywhere. Your staff can more quickly obtain the required information, share data in case of joint activity and work with common documents. It is planned to encrypt the data provided for storage, configure access rights, record file operations, monitor and protect against threats.
Today, cloud storage services have little difference from each other: configurable structure for files and folders, possibility to configure access and similar interface. However, its internal architecture and the possibilities it offers are different. These services are billed according to the principle of actual use or according to the volume of storage available.
What is cloud object storage used for?
There are many different scenarios for using this cloud storage. For example: archiving, file storage and joint work with them. The tasks can be absolutely different: main storage for cloud applications, big data storage, data repository for analysis, and of course it is convenient to use them for backup and functional disaster recovery.
For example, object storage can be used in the following scenarios: backup storage, website content publishing and letters (photos, videos, files to download), video surveillance file storage, archives, storage and distribution of multimedia content (video, music), as well as storage for the system of records, game content, big data and IoT data. There is a wide range of devices that provide access to data storage and downloading.
Today’s popular service is cloud backup. Most backup systems can be connected to our cloud storage via S3 ARI. It is also possible to work with the integrated application backup media.