Over the last few years, data has grown exponentially in the modern world. A by-product of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the advancement of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud and the Internet of Things among others, data can play a big role in enabling organisations to differentiate themselves amid an increasingly competitive landscape.
IDC predicts that the collective sum of the world’s data will grow to 175 zettabytes by 2025. With the rapid growth of digital adoption across various sectors, where to store and how to safeguard these valuable digital assets are becoming crucial. This has undeniably driven the increasing demand for reliable, scalable, innovative and secure data storage solutions.
However, choosing the right storage solution that fits an organisation’s needs can be daunting especially for small and medium businesses (SMBs). To help address this, Synology has recently hosted a webinar, where it took deep dive into why network-attached storage (NAS) is the most economical option for SMBs’ IT infrastructure.
The event explored why deploying Synology NAS as next-generation data storage and backup solution will enhance an SMB’s business and reduce the devastating risks of data loss. In addition, it looked into why NAS is an ideal, best affordable, and highly scalable long-term investment to address SMB’s growing demands.
Here are 4 key reasons why SMB leaders should watch Synology’s latest webinar on-demand:
Get top insights from a data storage industry leader
Synology has over two decades of experience in the fields of data storage, data sharing, data protection and data management. With more than 8 million active NAS worldwide, the company offers a wide range of solutions for a variety of uses cases for home, SMBs and enterprises.
“Anywhere the data needs to travel to, we make sure we have the product to carry it there. These are the core values of Synology. Whether you need it for home or business, storage, data protection, data management, collaborations, multimedia, surveillance and more, we have the right NAS products for you,” said Mike Chen, senior sales manager at Synology, during his keynote speech.
Understand why cloud is not always the best choice
Cloud adoption has grown exponentially over the past decade. As cloud technologies become more ubiquitous organisations are recognising that the shift to the cloud is a natural part of the digital evolution. It’s not that hard to see why since cloud presents a plethora of benefits including enabling artificial intelligence and automation. However, when it comes to data backup and management, there are reasons for organisations to be cautious.
NAS has clear advantages that SMBs can leverage. It is a more cost-effective option when storing huge amounts of data. It is also less sensitive to network latency than cloud services, making them generally faster when it comes to full backups.
“NAS makes a lot of financial sense in the long run. It will pay for itself within the first two years of investment. It scales up a lot cheaper than the cloud,” said Akash Jain, Sales Director, DataCare.
Learn how NAS champions productivity and collaboration
For SMBs, a NAS solution can help them to centralise and back up all their files to one location. It enables them to streamline workflows, paving the way for enhanced collaboration and increased productivity.
With applications such as Synology Drive, organisations can centralise file management, simplify cross-site deployments, and enhance real-time collaboration and more.
“Drive is the most popular app downloaded within the Synology portfolio. It can help organisations increase productivity without the need for extra licencing fees. It offers a single portal for all kinds of files stored on the NAS so you can easily get files through multiple platforms anywhere, anytime,” explained Chen.
Explore why Synology is the right answer to your data storage and management needs
The webinar featured in-depth discussions into why NAS is an ideal, affordable and highly scalable long-term investment to address SMB’s growing demands. It also saw top Synology experts address the commonly asked questions about NAS and how SMBs can leverage its power. Furthermore, the webinar explored the different key features and capabilities that make Synology the preferred NAS solution provider today.
You can watch Synology’s webinar on why NAS is a better choice for SMBs on-demand here