You'll get hit by a meteor before this ever happens!
Few things in life are certain. Many of these things are bad: Taxes. Someone we know will experience a horrible car crash. Ultimately, we’re all going to die.
The odds of actually getting hit by a meteor are very low. During your entire lifetime, it’s nearly a one in a billion chance that a falling rock from the sky will strike you. Strangely, that type of actuarial information provides me comfort.
However, below is a negative occurrence that’s calculated to be even more rare. Few understand just how good we’ve got it here on earth in 2023. Yet, many of us still suffer heartbreak because we’re not leveraging this near impossibility to our advantage.
The answer: Losing a single file on the cloud. Yes, the durability of commercial cloud storage is calculated to be “eleven 9’s”. That’s a 99.999999999% chance that a digital file you place there will remain healthy for the rest of your life!
Cloud has a global infrastructure that spans multiple regions and availability zones. This ensures that your data is stored redundantly across multiple locations. This means that even in the event of a natural disaster or other unexpected event, your data will remain safe and accessible.
Security measures are another important factor that contributes to the reliability of the cloud. This includes features such as encryption, access controls, and security audits, ensuring that your data is protected from unauthorized access and theft.
The cloud offers a high level of scalability. This means you don’t have to worry about the limitations of physical storage solutions. You can also access your data from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, making it a convenient and flexible storage storage solution.
Affordability of the cloud is another major advantage. Unlike traditional storage solutions, you only pay for the storage and resources you use. This eliminates the need for large upfront investments in physical storage solutions, and allows you to control your costs as your storage needs change.
Through a variety of popular companies, the above features have indirectly lead to a boom in people adopting cloud in their daily lives. Facebook…cloud. Dropbox…cloud. Google Photos…cloud. Ancestry…cloud. iCloud…yes, also cloud.
However, many of us still suffer data losses from hard drive crashes, corrupted removable media (DVDs, SD cards & USB flash drives), and the loss of a laptop or other mobile device. These inevitable losses leave us with a hole in our heart. No more vacation photos, silly home movies, and cherished documents.
At Heirloom, we’re on a mission to leave no memory behind. Digitizing outdated and decaying old media to the cloud is a part of our solution. Ultimately, we’re in the problem prevention business, helping consumers get to a place where they no longer fear falling meteors, or worse.