From personal paperwork to business documentation, you want to ensure your valuable documents are kept safe and secure. Thanks to digital technologies, you no longer have to deal with boxes and filing cabinets full of physical papers cluttering up your home or office.
There are many means of electronic file storage, from external hard drives to simple USB sticks. But in more recent years, cloud storage has become an increasingly popular data storage solution. Frontier cloud storage services offer unique advantages, including enhanced security and data protection—an increasingly critical concern in light of rising cybercrime rates.
This article will explain what cloud storage systems are, why they’re so popular and how cloud computing can provide such a secure online data storage solution.
Cloud storage services like Frontier’s Content Anywhere are electronic storage solutions that store data and files (including documents) on remote servers that are accessed via the internet. Instead of data or files being stored under your roof—as is the case with a hard drive or USB—it’s stored digitally at an off-site location.
A so-called “cloud provider” is responsible for the data transferred off-site, so you don’t have to worry about maintaining the infrastructure that houses your data and files. As a cloud storage provider, Frontier handles the data center’s hosting, security and maintenance.
This is all made possible thanks to cloud computing, which refers to the ability of computing services (including document storage services and networking, software, database, analytics, intelligence and server services) to be offered over the internet—the cloud.
Cloud-based services are advantageous because they can free you from the burden of maintaining in-house computing infrastructure. This improves efficiency, streamlines operations and cuts costs.
There are different types of cloud storage options available to suit different needs. Here are the main categories of cloud storage.
Aside from Frontier’s Content Anywhere, other examples of cloud-based storage solutions include iCloud, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon Web Services, Dropbox and others. Finding the right provider will depend on your personal or business needs—such as how many people need access to your chosen cloud storage solution.
There are three main ways that cloud storage works to store digital data. These include:
If you’re worried about the data security of cloud storage, you can rest easy. The servers are generally located in warehouses distinct from where the provider’s workers are located. Plus, cloud storage providers use a variety of tools and measures to keep you safe, like:
This adds up to secure and safe systems. That said, different cloud storage providers will have different security measures, so make sure to read the fine print before signing up with a provider. And if you’re having a proprietary product created, ask what measures will be put in place.
Whatever cloud storage solution you opt for, you’ll need a fast and reliable internet connection to use it. Fast download and upload speeds will ensure that you can easily add and access files to your cloud storage server without latency and lag time frustration.
Frontier not only offers the trustworthy, high-quality internet you need, we also provide cloud services with 24/7 tech support for our internet customers. Learn more about our various internet packages to suit different price points, giving you the power to choose the right option for your household. You can check the availability of our internet packages in your neighborhood by entering your address into our availability checker.