The rise of cloud computing has made the limitations of conventional IT infrastructures far more apparent. As a result, businesses with inefficient IT environments are struggling to adapt and respond to marketplace trends and changes as they occur.
Luckily, cloud adoption can address most of these issues. According to a RightScale survey that was conducted in 2018, 96% of respondents used at least one private or public cloud system. 71% used a hybrid private-public cloud system, 21% used a public cloud system, whereas 4% used a private cloud system.
If you’re on the fence about making the switch to the cloud, this piece will walk you through the many advantages that cloud adoption provides to businesses. Take a look:
Cloud systems store, manage, and process data on a network of servers that are hosted remotely. This means that organizations no longer need to purchase, run, and maintain expensive equipment on-site. Moreover, they no longer need to invest in facilities, hardware, utilities, or even a data center.
You don’t even need to hire and manage extensive IT teams to handle operations, because you can rely on the specialized expertise of your cloud provider’s team members.
Moreover, considering cloud-related downtimes are a rarity, you won’t be spending resources on fixing potential problems.
All of this combined significantly reduces capital expenditures for small and medium-sized businesses.
A cloud-based system is ideal for organizations that continuously experience fluctuating or growing bandwidth demands. If you’re expecting business demand to increase, increasing your cloud capacity is simple and convenient. You won’t need to invest in physical IT equipment in order to scale up.
The kind of scalability that the cloud allows for also minimizes the risks associated with maintenance and in-house operational problems.
With cloud computing comes greater remote access to company data via devices like smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc. And remote access means greater mobility.
Team members will be able to log in and access the system remotely from their devices. This has proved to be a lifesaver for a multitude of companies during the pandemic, when employees have had to work from home.
Data security and data loss are major concerns for organizations. The good news for organizations that adopt the cloud is that they can create multiple backups and access them despite malfunctioning or damaged equipment and devices. Cloud-based systems also provide quick data recovery tools for emergency situations, so downtime will be minimal.
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