Sluggish data upload speeds is an issue of constant concern with most cloud storage users.  While some blame their internet connections, others end-up cursing their hardware or cloud service provider. While a faster internet connection and upgraded hardware are sure shot tips of ensuring a faster upload speed, there exist simpler DIY tips that can boost your cloud experience. We are sure these quick tips will boost your online storage experience

Reduce the distance gap: The science of cloud technology functions in a manner which is simple - farther the physical location of the working computer from the physical location of the cloud servers, the longer it will take for the transfer data. So, an ideal best solution is to find an online data storage service with datacenters located nearby.  

Cut down bandwidth use: It is a fact that slowing down the amount of computing resources dedicated to the upload process is counterintuitive. But, it is a helpful approach for a large back up. You can find a setting on your cloud service’s desktop app that allows you to select how much bandwidth you wish to allocate to backups. By throttling it down a bit, you can still work on your computer system and the uploading continues in the background. 

Slash down concurrent tasks: When you have scheduled a large backup, it is the best option to quit all the unnecessary programs until the uploading takes place. Close all the windows and programs that you are not using. Schedule backup at night when the system is not in use. 

Compression: Compress the big folders/ files and convert them into archival format before backing up. Always try to save photos and images within .jpg or.gif format, rather than .tif or .png, to produce smaller versions. For bigger number of files and folders, zip and compression are the best option.  

Data Deduplication: De duplication is a process that occurs on the cloud server end. It is a command in which more than one copy of a file resides in different locations on your hard drive and is only backed once, but it marks “pointers” to all the locations that allow you to access the same file. Another kind of deduplication is to only update the blocks of data that have been changed in a given file. Check and understand the process of deduplication with your cloud hosting provider

Use these indispensable tips to make the initial backup- and all those scheduled afterward in quicker and simple way.