Cloud Storage Solutions for Small and Medium Businesses

Data helps you run your business and understand your customers. The cloud helps you store, access, and protect it.

Reliable cloud storage, backup, and disaster recovery

Consider the cloud as an extension of your data environment for unlimited, on-demand storage capacity, data backup, pay-as-you-go cost savings, and improved security.

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Storage, Backup, and Recovery FAQs

Storing data on the cloud doesn’t need to be complicated. Read the most frequently asked cloud security questions.

The cloud enables you to succeed with instant, affordable storage capacity that you can scale up or down as needed. You make no new investments in equipment and pay only for the storage resources you use. 

The cloud also automatically builds in data and system redundancy to always keep your data available. Your provider oversees regular infrastructure updates and refreshes, so you’re always using the latest technology without any additional cost or operational burden to your business.

There are several main benefits of cloud storage, including: 

  • Cost: Instead of buying and maintaining your own physical storage hardware and software, pay for only what you use in the cloud, which lowers your overall cost of ownership. 
  • Scalability: Increase or decrease the amount of storage to fit your exact needs. 
  • Accessibility: Access your data from anywhere. 
  • Functionality: The cloud offers deep functionality for storing, accessing, protecting, and analyzing data. 
  • Security: Cloud providers typically add additional levels of security to provide extra layers of protection to customers. 
  • Agility: Begin using the cloud within minutes and get more value from your data.

AWS offers a broad range of services designed to fit your needs, based on your performance, availability, and pricing requirements. Solutions include: backup and restore, disaster recovery, data archiving, object storage, file storage, and block storage.

As a customer, you own your data, and you select which AWS services can process, store, and host it. AWS doesn’t access your data. Securing customers’ data is top priority at AWS, with rigorous contractual, technical, and organizational measures put into place to protect confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data. AWS provides the tools and services so that you can secure your data in the cloud and decrease your risk of data leaks.

Taking the time to identify where and how your data is stored today gives you a head start on mapping your existing storage infrastructure to AWS Storage options. 

Consider these areas as inputs to determining your storage requirements:

  • How often you access your data
  • Required performance
  • Criticality and sensitivity of data
  • Amount of data you have
  • Data transcience
  • Budget