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How to build SME storage using public cloud storage

Submitted by on November 29, 2018 – 10:58 pmNo Comment

The technology needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are less demanding than those of large enterprises, but important nonetheless. And key among these is SME storage. In the past, this often meant scaled-down versions of the storage used by enterprises, but now we live in an era when cloud storage is an increasingly viable option. This is particularly relevant to SMEs that lack the IT department resources of larger organisations.

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So, what are the ways in which SMEs can turn to cloud storage? Using the cloud puts budget to operational expenditure and can significantly reduce the capital cost of buying and maintaining storage hardware. The question for SMEs is where those benefits can best be applied. Public cloud works well with secondary data, like backups. Also, file storage for home directories and shared data can be a good cloud storage use case, although issues of security need some thought and planning.

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