The cloud is one of the most significant workplace innovations in recent years, and your company is missing out on a number of competitive advantages if you aren’t using it. Like all tech topics, many people have questions about this technology and how it works. Below, you’ll find the most common questions about cloud services answered.
Cloud Services FAQ
How does cloud storage work?
Traditionally, computer files were stored locally on built-in or external hard drives. Cloud services allow you to upload large amounts of data via the internet to a secure offsite server, often managed by a major company such as Google® or Amazon®. Once the content is there, you can access it any time via an internet connection.
What types of cloud services are available?
The cloud integrates into the workplace a number of ways. Common cloud services include infrastructure as a service (IaaS). This allows companies to rent an IT infrastructure. Other service models include PaaS (platform as a service), and SaaS (software as a service). The cloud can also be integrated into VoIP phone systems, video conferencing, audio sharing, and real-time project collaboration.
Is the cloud safe?
Since cloud services are managed by some of the world’s largest companies, there are extensive cybersecurity measures in place. If hackers manage to break through passwords, multi-step authentication keeps them from entering the cloud. Data is encrypted so it’s concealed from the public, and the cloud is monitored by cybersecurity professionals. Talk to your cloud service provider to learn more about the specific precautions they have in place.
How should I choose a cloud service for my business?
First, consider your needs. Cloud subscriptions are scalable, so consider how much data you’ll store. Consider next how many onsite and offsite employees will be using the cloud to access files or use cloud-based software. You can choose a private or public cloud service, as well as a provider that is actively involved in cloud management or is hands-off.
If you’re ready to integrate cloud services into your business’s infrastructure, Mojo Tech offers all the resources you need. Serving clients across the U.S. from their Long Island, NY, office, this IT solutions provider offers security, SD-WAN, Internet, phone, storage, IT consultant services, and more — all of which you can explore on their website. Call (631) 604-4318 to speak with an agent.