Cloud services FAQ

The Cloud is a recent innovation that facilitates file synchronization and sharing among different computers and mobile devices.

Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about cloud services can be found below. We are constantly striving to make this list as complete as possible. If, though, you have a question not listed below do not hesitate to contact us.

What does a Cloud service provide ?

According to one of the major cloud services available nowadays, the founder conceived the idea of Cloud after repeatedly forgetting his USB flash drive. In other words, a cloud service provides the option of an online backup as well as synchronization of the most recent file versions, between different computers and mobile devices. For a business, a cloud service provides an integrated environment for effective teamwork within shared files, as well as the safest means of backup, one that remains completely unaffected even in the case of a natural disaster.

What else does a cloud service provide ?

A cloud service also features calendar synchronization (via CalDAV), task scheduling, address book imports, a PDF and ODF viewer, even audio and video streaming! In a private cloud service, it is also feasible to unify all accounts in other free cloud service providers (such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3), so as to keep your files within a safe and scalable environment. For a business, there is also the option to create multiple users and user groups, with different access privileges.

Why should I choose a private cloud service instead of a free one ?

There are two major factors highlighting the importance of a private cloud : data safety and storage space scalability. On your private cloud, the only space limitation is determined by the server's available disk space, whilst most free cloud services offer just a few Gbs of storage space. Additionally, only a private cloud provides the safest environment for your data, in contrast to the free services who often encounter severe interceptions of sensitive data.

What software does a cloud service require ?

A private cloud services consists of the server software and the client utility that comes available in different versions, for any desktop or even mobile device. The client utility runs on Windows, OS X, Linux as well as on iOS and Android devices.

Is there some other way to access my files on the cloud ?

You can use any browser to access files on your cloud!

How much does a private cloud service cost ?

The storage space requirements along with the total amount of user accounts to be initially created, are the two major factors shaping the overall cost of a cloud service. In istogram we are fully prepared to estimate your personal or business needs regarding your private cloud. Please do not hesitate to contact us!

Do I have the option to increase my cloud's available storage space ?

Certainly! A private cloud service can meet literally any requirement, as it provides the option to be implemented on a dedicated server with unlimited upgrade features.


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