Our crowd-sourcing campaign is running full steam ahead — you can join us at Files.fm community powered Library here. While you choose the best offer, here are some reasons why people store their files in cloud storage and why you should start doing it.
Cloud storage provides greater accessibility than any other solution: you don’t have to have a physical copy of your files to get them. It is only necessary to have an Internet connection, which is usually widely available at home or in public spaces, and a device for downloading files. It means you don’t have to worry about forgetting your USB stick or not having the right type of cord for an external storage device.
2. Cost savings.
It is usually cheaper to store files online than buy extra space in physical form, especially for cases when the files need to be accessible to several people (e.g. in offices with several employees). An internal file storage system requires not only the physical device but also expenses for upkeep, electricity and updates. We offer one of the best deals on the market: 1 TB of lifetime storage for 99 dollars. Comparable portable SSD storages start from around 150 dollars — and then you have to carry it around.
It is easy to use cloud storage systems. Files.fm solution is available online, which means that you can access your files from any type of computer, tablet or phone. It also makes sharing and editing documents much easier — you no longer have to e-mail a document to each recipient.
Storing files in the cloud is safe. When you use cloud storage solutions, your files are safeguarded against possible attacks from outside. What’s more, the files are distributed across redundant servers, which means that there is no risk of hardware failure. If your computer dies, you lose the files stored locally. Cloud storage ensures this doesn’t happen with the files stored on their servers.
On the topic of dying computers, you have probably heard the 3–2–1 rule of file storage: you should keep 3 copies of your important files, store 2 of them on different media, 1 of those being offsite. It is great to keep a copy of all your files on an external hard drive or memory card in case your computer gets dropped on floor or stolen but it won’t help in case of fire, flooding or, less dramatically, broken SD card and dead computer. That’s why cloud storage is great for backing up your files in an offsite location which won’t get burned, stolen or just randomly die one day.
Cloud storage provides a great opportunity for people to work together and share files between themselves. It is great for collaboration, sharing, education and marketing purposes. It is a chance to share your photos with friends and relatives, create a library with study materials and offer an access link to students or publish photos after a great event.
It is much easier to scale down or expand with cloud storage than traditional solutions. If your business needs 1 TB of storage now — enough for most small businesses for a very long time — and then suddenly grows, you can easily buy extra space. If you decide to leave the business, it is easy to use the storage for other purposes.In case of subscription-based solutions, the process is even easier.
8. Less environmental impact.
Cloud storage uses less environmental resources than external storage devices, and much less resources than large data centers and companies keeping their on-site storage systems. By using shared resources in cloud storage, you are helping to reduce your impact on nature.
We are offering 1 TB of lifetime storage for 99 dollars — a special offer in celebration of our 10-year anniversary. It is a cost-friendly, effective and easy way to safeguard all your files. What’s more, you will be helping a community to develop our own public file Library. Read more about the project here.