Cloud Managed Storage Services gave users the ability to share files and access them remotely without accessing their local storage systems.
While this has opened many doors for video equipment, there are a few considerations to consider before integrating cloud storage into your video workflow.
Here are the 5 advantages and 5 disadvantages of Cloud Managed Storage Services:
Benefits of Cloud Managed Storage Services
Cost Buying physical storage can be expensive. Without the need for hardware, cloud storage is exceptionally cheaper per GB than using external drives.
Using the cloud for storage gives you access to your files from anywhere with an internet connection.
In the event of a hard drive failure or other hardware malfunction, you can access your files in the cloud. It acts as a backup solution for your local storage on physical disks.
Synchronization and update
When you work with cloud storage, every time you make changes to a file, it will be synced and updated across all your devices from which you access the cloud.
Cloud storage providers add additional layers of security to their services. Since there are many people with files stored in the cloud, these providers work hard to ensure that their files are not accessible to those who should not.
Disadvantages of Cloud Managed Storage Services
Cloud storage depends on your internet connection. If you have a slow network, you may have trouble accessing the storage. If you are somewhere without Internet, you will not be able to access your files.
There are additional costs for uploading and downloading files from the cloud. They can add up quickly if you frequently try to access a large number of files.
Cloud storage is supposed to eliminate our dependency on hard drives, right? Some enterprise cloud providers also require physical hard drives.
The cloud storage support is not the best, especially if you are using the free version of the cloud provider. Many vendors refer you to the knowledge base or FAQ.
When you use the services of a cloud provider, your data is no longer on your physical storage. So who is in charge of data security? This is a gray area that remains to be seen.