Every company has files to store, and in today’s digital world those files are unlikely to be found in a file cabinet. According to ComputerWeekly.com, “data storage has become one of the fastest-growing parts of the IT budget” so it’s important that businesses select the storage option that works best for them. Unfortunately, factors like cost and maintenance can be tricky to determine, and weighing the benefits and drawbacks of each storage option can be difficult. For example, while the cloud allows users more versatility and the ability to share files more easily, security requirements of compliance mandates like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) can be difficult to adhere to. And while on-premise storage tends to be faster, scaling up and maintenance can be costly.
This infographic will help clarify the issue by illustrating the pros and cons of each storage system, as well as presenting a third option that is growing increasingly popular; according to Gartner, “nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017.” This hybrid cloud has features of both on-premise and cloud storage, making it an attractive option for businesses. And while the hybrid cloud has some of its own logistical issues, middleware file synchronization software can be purchased to optimize integration.
Check out the infographic below to find the storage option that works best for your business!