Files have always been important to businesses of all sizes, but today, securing business files is more important than ever.

In the past, business files were only destroyed on purpose, such as through a paper shredder, or through an accident or accident of malevolence, such as an accidental fire or arson.

Today, however, many business owners store files on servers, whether in the cloud or locally. This can lead to a disaster if these files are not backed up and secured.

In the blink of an eye, when a server dies or is hit with a hacking attack, millions of important files can simply disappear.

The Solution? Distributed File Storage

One way to avoid costly problems in file storage is to rely on a distributed file storage network.

This method is one that uses a network to relay information, meaning if a server goes down, the data is hosted somewhere else.

You can also utilize distributed file storage systems to allow workers to have access and make changes to files from anywhere an Internet connection is available.

In the article, “Managing Distributed File Storage and Backups at Branch Offices,” the author discusses the idea that networked file storage systems are also more secure, blocking access to unauthorized users.

Backing up Important Data

As a small business owner, one of the most important decisions you can make is to securely backup your company’s data.

At first, you may think that this means purchasing one thousand DVDs on which to burn data, but in practice, it’s better to leave data backup and recovery to a distributed file storage expert.

In doing this, you can effortlessly save data, manage data, and make changes to data, all while your service provider takes care of the heavy lifting.

Benefits for Branch Locations

If you run a business that operates multiple locations, distributed file storage can be even more beneficial.

Your branches need to be connected and share data, and through the use of distributed file storage services, every authorized user at each branch can have access to files quickly and easily while working remotely.

Even employees who are working from home or who are working on the go will be able to access file data, make changes, and save their work as if they were at their PC at the office.

If you haven’t already looked into distributed file storage, now would be a good time to get involved.

With all of the benefits, remote file storage and retrieval solutions are bound to save your company time and money.

About the Author:  Andrew Rusnak is an author who writes on topics that include file storage solutions and small business development.