As with any technology decision, the best choice for you depends on your business goals. Many businesses today thrive with cloud storage vs local storage, since cloud storage is easy to deploy and maintain. More and more, though, businesses are finding a hybrid IT solution fulfills most needs. Using on-site local storage for certain tasks and backing up to the cloud is a particularly useful hybrid storage deployment. In this case, you have the benefits of speed and sensitive data controls while also enabling improved collaboration and data accessibility.
This also speaks to the security concerns with the cloud. A strong security posture protects data assets. By assessing which data requires easy access or stronger security measures, businesses are better able to protect the data they rely on.
While understanding the pros and cons of cloud storage vs local storage is useful in determining your starting point, building a complete roadmap that carefully plans out how data is stored and accessed in each of these types of storage is the vital next step. Acuity's expert data storage engineers will help you assess your current workloads and storage needs to build a roadmap that matches your business’ unique needs.What About Distributed Cloud?
Firstly, what is it? It’s basically what it appears to be: the distribution of various public cloud services (Saas, PaaS, etc.) to different physical locations. Is it new? No. But it’s growing, and quickly. According to Gartner, besides reducing data costs and solving low-latency issues, distributed cloud technology also helps organizations adhere to local laws that restrict data storage to a specific geographic locale. And it’s a boon from a maintenance perspective in that operation and governance remain centralized with the public cloud provider.
As Gartner notes, DC will evolve in two phases: 1) as a “like-for-like hybrid, where enterprise customers will buy cloud substations to mimic the promise of hybrid cloud and avoid latency-based problems”; and 2) the purchasing and opening of cloud substations by utilities, universities, city governments and telcos, among others.
We are in an era where working remotely is at an all time high, companies are looking to diminish their physical office footprint, and the cost of upgrading existing infrastructure is daunting. Partnering with an MSP (managed services partner) to migrate your data to the cloud not only makes fiscal sense, but also takes a burden off of internal IT teams.Resource: https://gomindsight.com/insights/blog/cloud-storage-vs-local-storage-whats-the-right-choice-for-you2021/