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Impacts of Advanced Technology on Cloud Computing

A Contributed Article by Deney Dentel, CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc.

Cloud computing, while still an emerging trend, benefits from the same rapid advancements in technology as every other computer-based operation.  The impacts of advanced technology on cloud storage has resulted in a product that benefits from non-stop backups, mobile access, information sharing and access control. As technology advances, the possibilities continue to expand.

Better Backups

Protecting data is essential. The consequences of lost data can be catastrophic, expensive, and in some cases, criminal. Advancements in online cloud storage technology mean that data is in a continuous state of backup. Those backups happen in real time as data that is sent to the cloud is mirrored to additional storage mediums. Data that is lost to physical damage, corruption or hardware failure can be quickly reinstated from a mirror source. This sort of always-on, instant backup gives cloud storage and incredible level of reliability.

Increased Access

Having data stored in the cloud also means that it's infinitely accessible. Users don't have to be connected specifically to your network servers to access the data they need. Users are becoming more mobile every day. They're trading in their cubicles and PCs for coffee shops and tablets. Utilizing a cloud storage system means that users in the coffee shop have the same access to the data as people who are still at the office. Embracing mobile computing through the cloud improves efficiency.

Streamline Collaboration

It also improves sharing. Online cloud storage makes collaboration simple. The days of having to email documents around the office for revisions and editing are over. No longer will there be countless versions of the same file with no idea which one is the most current. Having documents stored in an online cloud storage service means that users can edit and revise the same document, often in real-time, eliminating the need for copies.

Control Access

Data that is stored in the cloud and accessed from the cloud is still secure. Data still benefits from the same levels of access control that it would have on a private network. Even though anyone with a network connection has cloud access, only authorized accounts will have access to the data. This gives companies peace of mind, as it allows them to have their data readily available, but only to users who they want to access it.

As technology continues to evolve, online cloud storage features will expand to take full advantage of the new developments. Data will become more secure, more redundant and even more widely available to an ever increasingly mobile workforce.

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About the Author

Deney Dentel is the CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc., partnered with IBM on ProtecTIER in Portland, Oregon to provide an improved data restore process and storage consolidation with higher performance

Published Monday, March 18, 2013 6:39 AM by David Marshall
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