Our Tips on Transferring from Local Storage to the Cloud
At Bulletproof IT, we take great pride in making great strides for business customers, especially when it comes to secure, user-friendly cloud services. Many of our clients are curious about transferring from local storage – what needs to be done to set it up correctly? Is there data privacy or security risks? Does network performance determine whether cloud storage is a viable option? Find out in this deeper dive on the subject.
Network Stability and Performance
First up, yes, any modern business should have a rock-solid and dependable network setup. This is critical so remote employees can access servers onsite, remotely deployed staff can interact with one another and collaborate with ease, and your office can communicate with customers efficiently.
But that’s not all. For transfers from local storage to the cloud, having a stable network with at least decent bandwidth can ensure smooth, error-free backups. Even while juggling multiple users as they fulfil tasks and use other cloud-connected services, the network should be able to handle it all without a hiccup. Uptime is invaluable.
As your data is digitized and transferred, it naturally becomes more vulnerable to cyber threats. However, managed cloud services such as those at Bulletproof IT feature an airtight, state-of-the-art security strategy. Ours comes complete with password and data encryption, dedicated email security and, with our SECaaS subscription package, continuous network monitoring and vulnerability scanning. Feature sets such as these are of critical importance for those seeking to migrate from local storage to the cloud, regardless of whether they opt for a private or public integration.
File Organization and Backups
Saving your files in at least two secure digital locations is a proactive step to take, especially with data that you can’t afford to lose.
Of course, these steps are only sensible if you can keep your files organized. We recommend a siloed approach, separating them by department with stringently managed permissions in place. This also ensures, should a data breach somehow occur, that not all your information is put at risk. Such practices are akin to sailing a ship with multiple watertight compartments – you can easily stay afloat and recover if one or two are compromised.
Best Practices for File Transfers
In addition to everything else we’ve covered today, here are a few extra steps you can follow to ensure a smooth, seamless transfer experience:
A wired ethernet connection, especially if your network is gigabit-ready, can be quicker and more stable. This is ideal for transferring significant quantities of large files to the cloud.
If you are uploading a lot of data – we’re talking terabytes rather than gigabytes – try breaking up the transfer sessions into chunks to minimize network strain. This is particularly important for lower-bandwidth connections that your employees need to rely on at the same time.
It’s a great time to perform a cloud migration, whether strictly for data backup purposes or to enable a remote-ready business. If you’d like help with setting up your transfers securely, proactively and effectively, the Bulletproof IT team is your best bet. Contact us today!
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