Progressive companies are transitioning to the cloud in order to use new technologies. These technologies are enabling them to gain competitive advantage and allowing them to operate in new markets.
Some businesses must move to the cloud to conform with various legal and regulatory factors around data protection. The business world is changing and with ever growing volumes of big data the cloud has become a solution that is both necessary and advantageous.
There is no single solution that will fit with every business as it will depend on how much information or data is being moved. It will also depend on the budget and needs of the business. Working with a team that is familiar with all the options will ensure you get the solution that is right for you.
This can still be the best option for smaller business that are not highly regulated and have limited budgets. When using the public cloud you have little control of where your data is stored or how it is managed but that may not be of concern to the business.
Private storage that meets high-security levels and allows for growth may be a priority for a business. When opting for private cloud the solution is always based on the customer’s needs. There is great flexibility to only take the space needed to keep the costs in line.
This approach uses both local and off-site resources to manage storage. It provides dedicated servers and storage and shared cloud services on the same network. The system will be bespoke to the customer and will deliver both availability and flexibility.
Why move to the cloud?
If your business is growing and the future looks bright it might be time to take a look at your IT Infrastructure. A lot can happen over a few years and with the growth you are expecting in the coming years it is time to ensure you have what your business needs to continue to thrive.Now might be the time to decide if it is time for your business to move to the cloud.
Making the move to the Cloud can lead to significant cost reductions. It is these controlled lower costs that make the move so attractive in the first instance. With low monthly charges it can work out more cost-effective and less time consuming than using multiple physical servers.
Flexible & Secure
Cloud can be the best option as it has the flexibility and scalability to grow and change with the business. It is relatively straightforward to adjust storage needs without too much difficulty or delay as required. Risk reduction is another advantage of switching to the cloud with guaranteed security and software updates. It’s a backup service that eliminates the need for manual intervention.
With all these advantages, why is it that many businesses are still reluctant to make that move? We believe that it is the lack of a good support system to help them along the journey. There are so many options and so much information out there it is essential that you make informed decisions. That’s why you need to pick the right partner and the right platform.
Preparing for the journey
All journeys start with the first step. You know the destination is going to be wonderful but will the journey be a smooth or rough one?
Moving to the cloud involves a new mind-set for the organisation. You will be looking at areas of innovation, possibilities open up as we optimise rapidly. Projects can be spun up quickly as never before. Once the team is ready for this exciting opportunity and are ready to modernise systems it is now time to start that journey together.