Its the hottest topic now a days. Everybody seems to be talking about Cloud. Its the next technology which we have to catch up with.
So here i am today to explain you in very simple terms what exactly does Cloud Storage mean.
Think Cloud like a banking system.
You put money and withdraw money which is recorded by the bank. you can deposit/withdraw anywhere using your debit card. Your money is stored by the bank.
Its as simple as that. Just that in this case its your files which can be photos, videos excel sheets, anything which you can store in your PC/laptop or mobiles. There are lot of service providers who offer storage for your files on there data servers.
Once you store your files on the cloud you can access them from anywhere, you just need internet connection and an account with the service provider.
Now how Cloud Storage can be useful for you?
Just like the example of Banking system, why would you keep you money in bank? It provides safety, security and accessibility. You cannot carry all your files to all the places. This will be very helpful in cases where a team is working on the same files and all the corrections done by all the team member are recorded and reflect immediately on the cloud. This saves you lot of time in emailing each updates and helps you to synchronize your work.
How can i start using Cloud Storage
First of all there are lot of service provides for this, choose which one you want to go for : List of Service providers for Cloud Storage
You will create an account in there website and download the software which creates a folder on your system. Now all that you have to do is just drag and drop you files in the folder that folder gets synced with the servers. Next time you want to access the file from some other system, just go to their website, Login and download the file. Now there is limit on how much data you can store depending on the plan you choose. Most of the service providers for Cloud Storage give you a free plan where you can store up-to 25 GB on Cloud and after which they will charge you for more space.
So all the best with you Cloud Storage. Its upto you on how will you use the available resources to to your best advantage.
Let me know your thoughts…