This is clearly the most obvious and earliest use of the cloud, driven by the need for more and more room for data. Some companies have their entire file system digitized which, considering the images involved takes up enormous amount of room.
Data, once it’s in the cloud, must be locatable, protected form erasure and tampering. If a business uses the cloud, it must be secure in the knowledge that the data is safe, protected from disaster and above all free from intrusion. The advantages of archiving in the cloud area are virtually limitless space on a long term basis, accessibility from anywhere and confidence that it’s being protected.