Many organizations as well as individual consumers have found application service providers specializing in data storage, dubbed storage service providers (SSPs), beneficial. Pervasive and reliable Internet connections, coupled with increased reliability of connections, have made outsourcing data storage needs not only beneficial but a reasonable addition for data storage.
As with storage technology, SSPs range from high-end enterprise services providing dedicated storage platforms to less complex and capable consumer applications for everyday users.
Enterprise customers may implement remote storage facilities for a variety of reasons, including the following:
As part of a disaster-recovery/business-continuity plan