Factors to Consider When Choosing a Cloud Storage Provider

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In an emerging age of data, how you choose to archive your data today will become a source of value tomorrow. Cloud storage is becoming increasingly more cost-effective than traditional storage methods. So, how do you choose which is best for your company?

When choosing a cloud storage system provider there are many options; however, each has different capabilities, services, and pricing options. Here are three factors you will want to consider when choosing the right provider for your company.

Due Diligence. Does the provider have the certifications and training required? When aligning your business with an external service provider, knowing the background of the provider is imperative. FoxNet has over 12 years of experience solving IT problems for large enterprise companies, and has an extensive list of partner certifications. As an industry leader, FoxNet was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Service Providers by CDN Industry recognition. Our website features case studies and testimonials from clients, making it easy to see the variety of ways FoxNet provides services for all sizes of companies.

Security. Are you worried that vulnerable servers, laptops or PCs may be putting your company data at risk? In the FoxNet cloud, all data is stored in a secure datacentre, with a variety of different service offerings for encryption and system backup. Having a solid recovery capability for systems is critical these days, with the current Ransomware plague. Having a good Backup and recovery plan insures that data is recoverable without paying ransom to get it back. We’ll discuss this topic more in a post next month. Further, our providers maintain internal Disaster Recovery plans to support their services, should chronic outage occur.

Location. Think it doesn’t matter what country your data is stored in? Think again. The location of your data makes it susceptible to that nation’s laws. For example, if your data is stored in the United States, it means you’re vulnerable to the Patriot Act, and the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, to name a few. To learn more, please refer to our previous post about keeping your data in the North. Natural disasters also have the potential to wipe stored data. The weather and environmental conditions of the chosen storage location must be kept in mind. Ask yourself: How safe is the location where your data is stored? FoxNet Cloud Services always keeps your data in the Canada, where it belongs.

The FoxNet IT experts understand that technology has a huge impact on business. We work hard to provide infrastructure solutions that work for your business and match your business needs. Ensuring that your data is secure and safe is important to us.

Want to learn more about how FoxNet can help your business? Contact Jim at FoxNet!