Hum, before we carry out on our discussion selecting or choosing the right cloud storage provider. There is need to describes briefly what cloud storage is all about. This leads us to cloud definition.
What is cloud storage?
This is a model of data storage which store digital data in a logical pool, physical storage spans with multiple servers. The hosting company responsible for the physical environment and the management.
Therefore cloud storage provider is responsible for keeping the data available and accessible, and the physical environment protected and running.
People and organizations buy or lease storage capacity from the providers to store user, organization, or application data.
You gain access to any files (spreadsheets, Word docs, PDFs, photos, videos) in your cloud based storage via the Internet from any device, anywhere and anytime.
How To Choose The Right Cloud Storage Provider
The following points will guide in other to choose the right and best Cloud Storage Provide that suite you the most. If you diligently think about any of the points, I am sure you will not make any mistake in choosing the right Cloud Based storage for your business. Here are the points:
Point 1 ====> The level of what you want to store on the Cloud will have a key role in choosing one. So determine the amount of data you want to store.
Point 2 ====> Types of data to be stored. Type of data you want to store will also affect the provider you need to choose. What you could store includes Videos, photos, text in document, PDF format and many more.
Point 3 ====> Next point is your budget, if your budget is low or high, this will decide which Cloud storage provider you will choose.
Point 4 ====> Now, you should have come to one or two providers that fits your requirement as stated above.
Point 5 ====> So get the free trial and exploit the software extensively. I mean extensively. So, is better to get use to the software and product before you commit yourself by giving in your credit card info to purchase the product.
Point 6 ====> Now that you have completed the task at the point 5 above. Easy to navigate, backup and restore are the two most important criteria here. That is why we arrived at cloud storage solution in the first place.
Point 7 ====> Good work. We are almost done here. Next thing is the Money Back Guarantee policy. You should definitely not going for any plan or product without the Guarantee policy.
Point 8 ====> Finally, I will upgrade my selected cloud storage provider and uninstall the other.