It is thought that cloud storage, as a possibility, had been thought of since the 1960s but it didn’t actually get used until AT&T used it in 1994 and then started to be more accessible only after Amazon started using it in 2006, after which time, it suddenly became popular. The popularity of cloud storage today means that there are now a lot of people that are offering these types of cloud storage and charging different prices for their use as well as combining them with different numbers of other features. This means that in order or you to choose best cloud storage facilities for you; you should perhaps first look at some reviews for at least some of them, if not all.
Cloud storage has become popular because they can store unlimited data that you need to keep. This is obviously a good thing as if your computer were to crash for some reason, you may stand to lose all the data that you had stored on it. Some of the cloud storage facilitates even offer your data to be automatically backed-up, saving you the effort of trying to remember each time you enter or update any data. For those that have in the past used external hard drives in order to back-up or store excessive data, a cloud storage is still beneficial as, a hard drive, although being capable of storing a large amount of data, may still not, later on be enough for all your needs. Cloud storage on the other hand has almost limitless capacity for storage and so you will never need anything else, no matter how much data you need to be stored. Plus of course, the cloud storage will not get broken, as a hard drive might. Although a hard drive may be able to be connected to other computers, it may not always be possible to connect it to all your mobile devices where-as, cloud storage can be accessed by whatever device you choose.
Those that do not use cloud storage, although they admit they would have use for it, do not use it because, rightly or wrongly, they have concerns about the security of such a facility. These concerns are on many levels, firstly the security of the data as it passes from their computers to the cloud. Secondly they may have concerns as to the level of security that the cloud possesses. Also they may be concerned as to whether the government may be able to gain access to information or data that is stored in the cloud. As to the fact that other businesses will also have data stored in the same cloud facility, they may be concerned that the cloud may become a prime target for hackers. Although understandable concerns, some of the facilities may be able to eliminate at least most of these concerns, depending on which facility is chosen and so that is why a cloud storage should not be rejected out of hand, at least not until some reviews have been read.