Cloud Storage

Scandoc Imaging offers secure cloud storage for your scanned documents.

As a scanning company in Southern California, it's important for us to offer the latest, most advanced methods for you to store your documents.

CDs and hard drives are both fantastic options for storage, but cloud storage might just be the best.

What is cloud storage? Per Wikipedia:

Cloud storage is a model of networked enterprise storage where data is stored not only in the user's computer, but in virtualized pools of storage which are generally hosted by third parties, too. Hosting companies operate large data centers, and people who require their data to be hosted buy or lease storage capacity from them.

The data center operators, in the background, virtualize the resources according to the requirements of the customer and expose them as storage pools, which the customers can themselves use to store files or data objects. Physically, the resource may span across multiple servers. The safety of the files depends upon the hosting websites.

Cloud storage services may be accessed through a web service application programming interface (API), a cloud storage gateway or through a Web-based user interface.

The layman's version of this is that your documents are stored on a server in a building full of other servers, and you're able to access them remotely.

This is the same way your email works, if you use an online client like gmail or Yahoo. Those emails aren't actually on your computer or phone - you're just accessing them via that device.

Cloud storage is extremely convenient. Not only do you have the security of knowing your files are safe in the case of something happening at your office (theft, fire, etc), but you and your employees are able to access those documents from anywhere.