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3 Features of a Good Cloud Service Provider

Published on 15 November 13
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Todayâs smart businesses are utilizing the functions of cloud storage to back up their important company files. Choosing the right cloud service company could be imperative to the success of your business, as it could prevent your documentation from meeting disaster during a storm or system failure during times of distress.

Many already know that it takes a lot of space, time and effort to store large files on your own server and maintain them appropriately. Thatâs why both large and small businesses are choosing cloud storage service providers as a cost-effective method of protection. The following are features that can aid you in your search for the ideal cloud service provider.

Trustworthy and Reliable

Since youâll most likely be storing confidential documentation through this service provider, you need to ensure that your stored information wonât get into the wrong hands. Reliability is another important aspect of the business and being offered 24 hour security and protection can help you gain access to these important documents any time of the day or night. They must also be able to accommodate you to sharing the other files within your internal network of computers, employees and clients related to your business.

Latest Technological Innovations

The service provider that you select should be up-to-date with the latest technological innovations. Such a company should meet the standards of those set by an industry leader like QTS. They provide customers with consistent, quality service by continually upgrading their performance, security features and services. Youâll find a host of options when searching for a cloud service provider, but they need to win you over with their knowledge and expertise. As the technology changes, they must also provide you with updates and options that can further advance your business, and the way you store your files.

References and Reviews

References and reviews can tell you a lot about your service provider, especially when theyâre given objectively. Reviews that based their recommendations on only one or two cloud providers may actually be written by the service company itself. Since youâll be storing important documents related to your business, you need to do your own investigative leg work. There are a number of review sites on the Internet that can take an independent look at the variety of cloud service providers out there for you.

You need to determine what level of experience will be right for you and your business needs based on the size and growth level of your company. A cloud provider like QTS should also be able to give you the names and numbers of customers that they actually work for, so you can determine if they are living up to their highest potential.

The top rated cloud service providers should have a client specialist available to help assess your companyâs needs and determine the level of data and security that is right for your business. Going by price alone can place your businesses data storage needs at a disadvantage. Let them prove their worth by displaying their reliability, providing customer references and allowing you to see and experience their level of technological advancement. With this information, you should be able to develop a good idea of what they can do for your company.

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