In today’s hyper-connected world, with high-speed access to the web and a constant demand for high-fidelity content from consumers, organisations are increasingly being pushed to asses their server and hosting infrastructure in order to keep up with demand.
As businesses embark on digital transformation, they’re often met with the need to make big decisions about their infrastructure, data, and applications. This is where the Cloud comes in.
With the many types of cloud options out there, it is easy to get overwhelmed and struggle to find what you need. Is it a single cloud environment for data and applications? What about multi and hybrid clouds? Will the public cloud serve all your needs?
Cloud computing supports innovation and business agility. Leveraging cloud computing can help your organisation gain vital competitive advantage through a myriad of benefits, such as:
Cost Effectiveness – Virtualized resources remove the capital expense of purchasing hardware. Cloud service providers deliver economies of scale and expertise for a faster return on investment (ROI).
Data Security – Cloud computing providers have the scale to hire high-demand cloud security professionals, and the expertise and resources to implement best-practice controls, policies, and technologies for cloud security.
Speed to Market – A virtual machine creates a cloud server with any operating system. Ready-made software development platforms let software engineers provision an environment and deploy applications quickly.
Availability – Redundant infrastructure, cloud security, and 99.99% uptime service level agreements deliver high-availability cloud environments.
Scalability – Cloud computing lets you right-size your compute, cloud storage, and network bandwidth – up, down, or off – whenever your business needs change and wherever you may need the resources geographically.
Resiliency – Cloud computing enables replication and failover to an alternate location to bypass local disruptions with Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).
Increased Productivity – Cloud resources and managed cloud service providers let your business achieve more with fewer in-house resources. Your IT staff can focus on the goals of your business, instead of maintaining IT infrastructure.
Innovation – Cloud providers innovate rapidly, enabling access to the latest technology. And using the cloud lets your internal IT team be strategic and focused on innovation, instead of tending your infrastructure.
Improved Performance – High-performance computing, fast communication networks, and local edge computing are among the many ways cloud computing reduces latency and improves performance.