Cloud computing is fast becoming the new normal, and it is estimated that by the end of 2018, 60% of businesses globally will be on the cloud. So why are businesses closing shop and moving to the cloud? Well, there are several factors, but the main reason is that there is a lot to benefit from.
Backup and restoration
Data is automatically protected without the need to purchase expensive hardware or have someone supervising. At the same time, businesses are only charged for what they use. This is particularly the case with the OpEX model. Data recovery is fast, cost effective and reliable thanks to the multi-region public grade cloud infrastructure. All data is fully encrypted ensuring that only the authorized persons have access to it.
Disaster Recovery (DR)
There is no need to replicate production systems. You can recover them on demand from the cloud. In the case of virtual machine replication, they can be transferred to any global location. This is quite efficient during times of disaster. Availability of virtual machines means that system downtime is minimal and that there is greater data protection.
This is not all. Businesses, big or small still have many benefits to amass from clouding.
Why more clouding
Flexibility. Cloud computing allows businesses to scale up or down depending on their bandwidth demands. This kind of easy adaptation gives businesses in the cloud an edge over their competition.
Automatic updates. With cloud computing, the servers are not onsite. The suppliers including updates handle any issues that come up. These updates are often done to ensure all operations run smoothly. Businesses are therefore able to concentrate on what matters.
Disaster recovery. Cloud-based storage allows business to store enormous amounts of data, which in case get lost, can be quickly recovered. Small businesses are also offered an equal playing ground to store their data at affordable rates since they cannot afford investing in large disaster recovery.
Mobile working. Forget about carrying your files or hard drives to every city, so long as you can access the internet, then you might as well be in your office. You can work from any mobile device. This results in improved productivity since there is an easy way to balance work and life.
No capital required. There is no use of hardware. Companies only have to be punctual with paying their subscriptions.
Controlling documents and increased collaboration. If all business documents can be accessed anywhere and at any time, then it makes it even easier for teams to work together. The more teams collaborate on documents, the more it is important for tight security to increase. With the cloud, it is easy to tell what went where. This means cloud computing is significantly secure with the option of erasing data completely if it is suspected to be in the wrong hands.
Cloud computing gives businesses equal opportunities to undergo the battle of David and Goliath in that big and small business are on the same pitch. Finally, cloud computing is a pro-environment venture. Energy is saved since there is the ability to scale up or down.
Businesses have very little to lose and much to gain by migrating to the cloud hence exceeding in growth and productivity.