Network Synergy Blog

Network Synergy has been serving the Trumbull area since 1988, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: Choosing the Right Storage for Your Business

Tip of the Week: Choosing the Right Storage for Your Business

Regardless of where it is kept, your data’s security is of paramount importance. However, this doesn’t mean that the decision between leveraging the cloud or an on-premise server for your data storage needs isn’t an important one. For this week’s tip, we’ll weigh these options against each other to help you establish which is the better option for your business’ needs.

The cloud offers quite a few advantages to those who utilize it as a data backup or storage solution. A major one is how cost-effective a cloud platform is, as the costs of maintenance and utility requirements are bundled into the service, and the only costs left are for storage space and the services that the cloud provider offers.

In addition, the cloud offers fully customizable scalability to your needs. Unlike an in-house platform, the space and computing resources available to you are fully adjustable. All you need to do is inform your provider, and they will adjust your service to best fit your requirements. Furthermore, the cloud also provides improved accessibility. Cloud-based storage allows you to access the data stored in your provider’s facility via most Internet-connected devices through either a browser or an app, providing you anytime access.

There are a few disadvantages to cloud storage, but your particular business needs may cause them to not factor in quite so strongly. However, speed can be a consideration, given your circumstances. If, for instance, you have a considerable amount of large files, or your Internet connection isn’t quite up to the task, working with the data you have in the cloud may not be efficient enough for business purposes.

Local Storage
Local storage allows you to access your data at increased speeds, but there are other advantages to it as well. A business that leverages an in-house infrastructure has increased control over their solutions, and as a result, more options.

This increased control enables you to design and manage your infrastructure in a way that saves money for your business. For instance, a single server can host multiple virtual machines, and your information can be protected by redundancy.

However, the initial costs are considerable because of the need to procure the requisite hardware and software, and scalability becomes a bigger concern. What’s worse, keeping all of your data in one place leaves you vulnerable. If a disaster were to strike, you could lose access to your data, assuming that your data survives. It’s also important to consider the fact that every several years, your infrastructure will need to be refreshed and upgraded, which would require another upfront payment to deploy the same platform.

The Hybrid
Many companies find both on-premise IT infrastructure and cloud hosting to have their own pros and cons. In cases like this they might use a hybrid of both. For example, hosting your email in the cloud but your line of business app in-house might be the best solution for your business. Your IT requirements, security compliances, and broadband speeds are all factors that come into play when making decisions about where your infrastructure should go.

Network Synergy can help you to make these important decisions regarding your business technology. Give us a call at 203.261.2201 for assistance.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Saturday, 24 March 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab

QR-Code dieser Seite

Sign Up

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Blog Categories

      Mobile Office Save Time Government Net Neutrality Downloads IT Services Computing Alt Codes Administration The Internet of Things Software Tips Tip of the Week Experience Identity Theft Going Green Sports Consultation Customer Relationship Management Environment Disaster Resistance Value Office Encryption Trainging Analyitcs File Sharing Computer Care Privacy Bandwidth Tip of the Work Phishing Operations Apple Retail PDF End of Support Cortana Bluetooth Phone System Refrigeration Entrepreneur IT service Tutorials Alerts Humor Corporate Profile Spam Robot Staff BDR Cybercrime Data Management Windows Network Management Alert Microsoft Office Identities Touchscreen Food Managed IT Business Computing Windows 8.1 Update Samsung Facebook Risk Management Logs IT Solutions Cloud Apps Hackers Relocation Software as a Service Smartphone Intranet Remote Support Botnet SharePoint Break Fix Microsoft Excel Business Management Cost Management Tech Support Lithium-ion Battery Hotspot Typing Mobile Device Chrome Wireless Technology Laptop Display Twitter Congratulations Personal Information Save Money Computer Accessories Mobile Devices Mobile Data Technology Tips IBM Downtime Ransomware eWaste Vulnerability Hacker Budget Augmented Reality Cooperation Mobile Technology IT Management Distributed Denial of Service VPN Permissions Wearable Technology Gadgets Electronic Medical Records Workplace Tips WiFi Router Proactive IT Server Management Cleaning Users Passwords Wi-Fi Security Disaster Recovery Language Mobile Device Management Programming Streaming Media Superfish Recycling Debate Consumers Backups Internet Exlporer Safety IT Support Computer Repair Hosted Solution Business Growth Company Culture Email Thank You PC Care Google Drive Fun Google Efficiency Network Security Point of Sale Mail Merge Migration Server Data Recovery Disaster Bring Your Own Device Heating/Cooling Website Comparison Tech Term Printer 3D Printing Training Browser Software Remote Computing Writing Big Data Start Menu Search Black Market Time Management Battery People Redundancy IP Address Unified Threat Management Knowledge Virtual Desktop Business Technology Automobile Business Owner Tablet How To Google Wallet Fraud Notifications Application GPS Digital Signature Running Cable Innovation Office 365 Managed IT Service iPhone Black Friday Education Health Private Cloud Specifications LinkedIn Flexibility Macro Computers Business Artificial Intelligence Virtualization Assessment Gadget Google Docs Windows 8 IT Support Gmail Upgrades Hard Disk Drive Trending Google Analytics Money Competition Data Breach USB Maintenance Current Events Help Desk eBay Avoiding Downtime Co-managed IT Hardware Conferencing Lenovo Internet of Things Communication Hiring/Firing Presentation Project Management Mobile Computing Fax Server Productivity Emoji Paperless Office Data storage Address Sync Windows 10 Social Engineering Operating System Collaboration Law Firm IT Printing Unified Threat Management Virtual Private Network Google Maps Virtual Reality Legislation Websites Data Security Regulations Data Warehousing Inbound Marketing Charger LiFi Drones Hard Drives Statistics Error Best Available Best Practices Smart Technology Virus IT Technicians Best Practice Cryptocurrency Managed IT services Webcam Infrastructure Outsourced IT Cabling Saving Money Two-factor Authentication Cameras Travel Mobility Mirgation Documents Bitcoin Scheduling Public Cloud Secruity Motion sickness Remote Monitoring CIO Upgrade Productivity Physical Security HIPAA communications Processors Cybersecurity CrashOverride Hosted Solutions Nanotechnology Digital Payment Files Access Control Troubleshooting Tip of the week Piracy Automation Miscellaneous Word Hacking Law Enforcement Computing Infrastructure Meetings Deep Learning Firewall Storage Compliance Machine Learning Service-based Business Mobile Security Small Business Licensing IT Consulting User Employer-Employee Relationship Uninterrupted Power Supply Smartphones 5G Data Loss IT Consultant Leadership Memory Multi-Factor Security BYOD Technology Work/Life Balance Antivirus Managed Service Provider Information Technology Managed IT Services Telephony Dark Web Taxes Marketing App Social Buisness Web Server Firefox Telephone Systems Tracking Digital Data Recovery Holiday Webinar Data Backup Network Hacks Applications Business Intelligence User Tips Cloud Computing Work Station Chatbots Administrator G Suite Vendor Management Identity Cyber Monday Saving Time Monitors Public Speaking IT budget Blockchain Android Backup Social Networking Patch Management SaaS Document Management Windows 10 Solid State Drive Techology VoIP Business Continuity Technology Laws Gaming Console Settings CCTV History Spyware Excel Crowdsourcing Skype YouTube Quick Tips Domains Staffing Microsoft Outlook Online Currency Scam Unified Communications Chromebook Crowdfunding Wireless Networking User Error Network Congestion 3D Mouse Internet Politics Content Filtering PowerPoint Supercomputer Computer Customer Service Unsupported Software Shortcut Print Server Halloween Scary Stories Office Tips Malware Servers Social Media Video Surveillance Password Legal Google Calendar Text Messaging Undo

      Latest Blogs

      Ransomware is a growing problem for businesses, being one of the most difficult threats to remove from an infrastructure. Not only is it easy to spread, but difficult to avoid as a...

      Latest News

      Our Site Has Launched!


      Welcome to Our New Site!
      We are proud to announce the unveiling of our new website at Network Synergy!

      Read more ...

      Contact Us

      Learn more about what Network Synergy can do for your business.


      Call us today    203.261.2201

      Fax Number :    203-261-2935

      126 Monroe Turnpike
      Trumbull, Connecticut 06611

      facebook twitter linkedin #youtube