2013 Data Trends
Its more than likely that by now you have heard phrases like ” in the
cloud” and “big data” within your day to day work. Its true, more
companies are finding value in getting their data into a cloud hosted
server that allows remote access, automatic backups and tons of other
useful features for scaling organizations. We would like to take a minute
to discuss current data trends, ideal storage solutions and essential
In the past, small businesses and organizations have not been the leaders
in technology adaptation and incorporation, usually due to budget
constraints. However, the move to cloud computing has been in large part
led by small and medium sized businesses. Today we are seeing small
businesses lead the way when migrating to virtualization and cloud
computing to manage their storage and backup needs.
One issue often faced with the roll-out of new technology within an
organization is the amount of service providers providing various services
that are all perfect for your operation. With regard to cloud computing,
there are a wide range of on-premise and off-premise data solutions that
should be considered. This means you need to have a data strategy in mind.
Americom helps businesses plan and implement successful data strategy at
Some things to keep in mind while establishing your organizations data
Ease of Use
For many cloud solutions the service is only as useful as the user
interface, or dashboard. Make sure you are comfortable with the use and
navigation in the back-end of your storage system. This often requires
training and ongoing learning.
Depending on your system specs, storage elasticity can be a great feature.
Elastic storage allows your storage to expand and contract depending on
your needs. This way you never pay for more than you need.
Will you be accessing your data via SSH, FTP, desktop, laptop or mobile
device? This question will dictate which cloud system is best for your
Many cloud systems, simply put, are not efficient. There are problems with
uptime, server response, bandwidth, stability and overall performance are
some points to keep in mind when choosing a cloud system for your