Cloud-based storage ensures that obsolete files and formats are a thing of the past. With previous physical storage types, a sizable update in the world of technology could render all of your stored files completely useless. In the past few decades, filetypes have come and gone as quickly as some fashions have. It’s nearly impossible at this point to update floppy disks to a modern and viable file format, if you happened to still have any of those with important information still on it. With the online nature of cloud storage, the platform constantly updates to accommodate new file types and formats. If you happened to use the same cloud storage platform for about a decade, you would probably be able to still access your very earliest files long after the filetype had been updated.
Cloud storage also ensures that your files will never expire or be lost – they remain secure in the care of the storage provider, staying secure and without loss in both transit and at rest. Effectively, this makes your files immortal – only being lost when the user wills them to be deleted entirely. Otherwise, they remain steadfast in your folder forever, up until the death of the universe itself. And even then, depending on the quality of the service you’re using, they’ll last long after that.
So if you’re not already using a cloud-based storage service, it is tremendously advisable that you do so. Cloud storage assists with not only with the efficiency of your business or personal project – but with the efficiency of space and cost, the potential for growth and collaboration, file security and accessibility. No longer will we be bound to the limits of physical storage – searching for hours in desk drawers for a USB stick that’s compatible with our platform, or has enough space for our project, nor will we surrender an entire room to storage servers. No, the future is above and beyond – not just in a metaphorical way, but in accessing the cloud, we have a greater hope and a greater scope for project innovation.