Big Data / Cloud Storage
The science of storage selection is now a technical art form, and as electronic transactions exponentially increase, new creative opportunities and needs arise. The massive amounts of data generated and stored by the modern systems supporting these transactions offers incredible insights into the businesses that can access, analyze, and articulate the patterns and metrics that data represents.
This promise of transactional insight presents new levels of competitive advantage to the organizations that can harvest it, but first, you must store it, process it, and be able to store the output. Spending on larger, faster systems and storage devices is not the answer to alleviating data burdens on aging IT infrastructures. At Swift Systems, we determine the true I/O capacity and performance you need, application by critical application, platform by platform, with an eye for reliability, scalability, manageability, and your tolerance for risk. Many new storage technologies offer varied price and performance points, and support blending high, mid, and near-line performing capabilities within a single device where the cost can effectively grow with the needs of your Maryland business.
Benefits of Cloud Storage
- Bandwidth: You can avoid emailing files to individuals and instead send a web link to recipients through your email.
- Accessibility: Stored files can be accessed from anywhere via Internet connection.
- Disaster Recovery: It is highly recommended that businesses have an emergency backup plan ready in the case of an emergency. Cloud storage can be used as a back‐up plan by businesses by providing a second copy of important files. These files are stored at a remote location and can be accessed through an Internet connection.
- Cost Savings: Businesses and organizations can often reduce annual operating costs by using cloud storage; cloud storage costs about 3 cents per gigabyte to store data internally. Users can see additional cost savings because it does not require internal power to store information remotely.