Here are the top five benefits that organizations can anticipate when using
Benefit #1: Availability
OneDrive is always on. Rest assured that users can always access content stored on OneDrive. In fact, Microsoft has been providing at least a 99.97% up-time since 2015. The cloud is essentially hardware with external connectivity—be it public (internet)
or private (VPN). Data centers house storage hardware where organizations can take advantage of infrastructure, software, and platforms “as a service.”Uptime can be defined as the continuous availability of a platform. At a minimum of 99.97% uptime, potential
downtime is limited to 25.9 seconds per day or about 0.0002% of cloud dependency per year.In addition, Microsoft has fault tolerance built into their data centers, as well as failover to other Availability Zones. What this means is that if one data center
should go down, another data center will become the primary node. Microsoft manages this level of uptime through its redundancy across geographically separate data centers.
Benefit #2: Accessibility
Not only does the OneDrive sync client automatically sync any changes immediately after detecting an internet connection, users can pause syncing should they be accessing their OneDrive across a metered or tethered connection, so that they are able to save
on bandwidth costs. With Microsoft data centers being spread across the globe, this makes OneDrive the only cloud storage platform that is locally available on each continent on the planet. (Africa data centers arriving later this year in Johannesburg and
Benefit #3: Security
Being able to effortlessly share content entails ensuring that the content is not accidentally shared with the wrong people. However, before organizations start worrying whether their sensitive content is at risk, they should know that Microsoft has provided
IT administrators with various levels of sharing capabilities through the OneDrive Admin Center.
Benefit #4: Files On-Demand Syncing
This feature is great for users who work on multiple devices. (So, pretty much everyone.Now, users don’t have to sync entire OneDrive structures; instead, they can simply select which files are made available on certain devices. Considering that storage
on mobile phones and tablets comes at a cost and is generally not expandable, users have the freedom to sync documents that they want to take with them across all of their devices.
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