In this Contemporary era, if you are still thinking whether or not to embrace cloud migration, you are already behind 90% of companies, according to research. Most of these companies also use a multi cloud approach. This means that cloud adoption is already mainstream, and a vast majority of the enterprise workloads are already on the cloud.
Companies spend large amounts of money developing and installing software to improve their operations. Cloud computing enables your business to access software on the internet as a service. Cloud computing is also a safe way of storing and sharing data. Cloud computing services fall into three major categories that include Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). You can choose any of these services depending on your business requirements.
There is plethora of reasons why businesses are choosing the cloud over the old traditional ways of computing and data storage. Just like any other new technology, cloud migration comes with a few risks and downside. However, the benefits far outweigh these limitations.
The cloud is flexible and scalable
Cloud computing allows your employees to be more flexible – both in and out of the work place. Not required to purchase and keep additional servers, storage, and licenses. Scaling cloud computing services is easy. You can get additional storage space or features whenever you need them. Your provider will simply upgrade your package within minutes as long as you meet the additional cost.
One of the major benefits of cloud computing is mobility. The service gives you and your employees the flexibility to work from any location. Employees can complete their tasks at home or from the field. You can reduce the number of workstations in your office and allow some employees to work from home to save costs further. Cloud computing enables you to monitor the operations in your business effectively. You just need a fast internet connection to get real time updates of all operations.
No need for a backup plan
Traditional computing system require back up plans especially for data storage. A disaster can lead to permanent data loss if no backup storage is in place. Businesses do not require any such means when storing data on a cloud. The data will always be available as long as users have an internet connection. Some businesses use cloud computing services as backup and a plan for disaster recovery.
Ease of Use
Cloud computing is simple and easy to use. Instead of having to download and/or install software yourself, in the cloud it is all done for you. The cloud also offers virtually unlimited storage capacity relative to typical hard drive and server limits. The cloud is also adaptable. If you need more storage, it’s instantly available for a slightly larger fee per month. Since your business data is stored in the cloud, your employees will be able to access software and data anywhere from nearly any device that has Internet connection.
Sometimes storing data on the cloud is safer than storing it on physical servers and data centers. A breach of security at your premises can lead compromised data security if laptops or computers are stolen. If you have data on the cloud, you can delete any confidential information remotely or move it to a different account. Breaching the security measures on clouding platforms is difficult. Hence, you are assured of data security.
IT Team doesn’t need to spend enormous time maintaining equipment, they can focus on higher-value add activities like IT security and data analytics. Combining cloud computing with managed services gives your team bandwidth to work on other revenue-generating projects instead of day-to-day tasks.
You can improve the level of efficiency, increase productivity, and save costs by moving your business to cloud computing. Contact us today!