By Katherine Gerweck, writing on behalf of skysync.com
Whether it’s big or small, a business needs a safe place to store its files. While in the past this could be accomplished with an on-premise server, today’s more mobile workforce needs greater flexibility from its storage provider. It’s not surprising, then, that cloud adoption remains high, including newer technologies. According to Gartner, 50% percent of enterprises will use the hybrid cloud by 2017.
The hybrid cloud is beneficial to businesses in that it offers features of both on-premise and cloud storage. With the hybrid cloud, businesses can back up files on-premise to meet compliance mandates like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), while at the same time giving employees the benefit of the cloud by allowing them to easily access and share files. Although the hybrid cloud can have its own problems, middleware file synchronization software can help by optimizing migration.
Despite the growth in hybrid cloud popularity, however, some businesses are still stuck deciding what storage option will work best for them. Do they move to the cloud? Stick to on-premise? Try out hybrid? These questions are made more complicated by the additional questions that arise when trying to compare storage systems. It can be difficult to find figures on the long-term cost and time needed to maintain these respective storage options.
This infographic simplifies the process by comparing and contrasting on-premise and cloud storage, as well as exploring the features available with the hybrid cloud. With the facts and figures you need to make an informed decision, you can pick the storage option that will work best for your company.