Last week, we looked at whether DNA is the data storage of the future? But, while it might be exciting to look forward, it also makes sense to look at what is happening now. Because, while the potential of data storage could be unlike anything we can currently imagine, there are real and growing data needs that must be managed today.
Where are we currently?
Over the last decade, the data storage market remained largely unchanged. However, the introduction of Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) represented a significant shift.
STaaS allows organisations to pay for only the storage they use. Storage providers are responsible for storing this data in return for a fee (usually on a subscription basis).
Benefits of this model include:
- STaaS uses the OpEx model instead of the traditional CapEx model. This helps to ensure a stable cashflow, with no unexpected surprises when it comes to costs
- STaaS is scalable. You can increase or decrease your data storage needs to meet the needs of your business
- Most STaaS offerings include support for block, file and/or object storage
- Companies can ensure STaaS vendors agree to meet robust SLAs agreements to ensure that their storage needs are met (both in terms of performance and availability)
- The provider runs everything. So organisations don’t have to worry about the cost, time and resources needed to do this in-house
- STaaS providers should offer the highest levels of data security. This enables you to achieve robust levels of security and compliance with reliable backups and stringent security management.
Crucially, in many cases, the way companies have purchased, managed and scaled storage simply isn’t working for them anymore. For example, a lack of database storage or the need for new apps can impact performance. Similarly, older setups might struggle to meet new data protection regulations.
STaaS is still evolving
Over the last few years, STaaS has become increasingly popular with businesses of all sizes across a diverse range of sectors. But the market hasn’t rested on its laurels. To remain competitive STaaS providers have needed to implement regular improvements to drive innovation and keep pace with the ever-changing digital landscape.
That’s why, at Cloud Geeni, we spend around 800 hours each month further developing our products and services to keep up with advances in technology and the needs of our customers. This commitment to ongoing improvement, alongside our dedication to providing service excellence, means that our cloud data storage services are among the best in the market.
Keeping the focus on our customers
To help keep our cloud customers happy, everything we do is done with them in mind. That’s why our cloud storage services focus on the following key objectives:
- Speed of service delivery. We know that our customers want to improve the speed of IT service delivery
- Collaboration and communication. In today’s online world, organisations must be able to maximise information gathering and sharing
- Flexibility. Agility is crucial when it comes to helping organisations to innovate, adapt and thrive
- Business continuity. Best-in-class backup and recovery processes are essential to business success.
Our cloud computing services can deliver significant improvements in these areas (amongst others!). And we are proud of our ability to provide 24/7 access and 99.9% uptime. Furthermore, with Cloud Geeni, you don’t need to worry about limited resources. Instead, we provide you with everything you need, as and when you need it. There are virtually no limits on how much power, space and memory you can use.
With hundreds of satisfied clients, we’re proud of what we do. We’re also lovely to work with, so say hello and take the first step towards increased productivity, efficiency and profitability today.
To find out how we can help your business with its data storage needs, speak to a member of our team today!