Companies are revamping their IT infrastructure by the dozens in 2017, which can catch a number of decision-makers off-guard if they aren't versed in the benefits of cloud storage.
Have no fear—we've broken down all the perks of moving to the cloud below:
One of the most popular motivators for small and mid-sized businesses moving to the cloud is the amount of flexibility the infrastructure offers. Traditional storage requires extra servers to be added, which can be a pricey endeavor when you factor in system and workforce productivity downtime, the cost of purchasing more hardware and the expense of installing it.
Many services, allow companies to scale how much storage they need at the click of a button, according to Salesforce. This makes it an excellent choice for organizations that are a bit unsure of their futures in terms of workforce participation.
TechTarget also reported that occasional-use cloud storage options make a great pivot for businesses needing a little extra 'oomph' for their computing power, but just for the time being. It cuts down the initial investment needed, and serves as an excellent trial run.
Cloud storage is an excellent pivot for businesses looking to expand.
When companies look into swapping out their legacy infrastructure for a newer one, they forget how rigid the transition is. With much of your time spent focused on installing the new network, little is spent creating new applications or tools that fit your employees' needs perfectly.
From the get-go, customers are able to choose either public, private or hybrid cloud. All of these play a part in the next decision, which concerns the level of control IT has, with Software-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, or Infrastructure-as-a-Service options. Last, but not least, company heads are able to select pre-built applications and cybersecurity solutions that fit their needs.
With the growing number of technologies aimed at deterring cybercriminals, the level of customization that cloud storage offers has become increasingly intriguing.
- Cut costs
The age-old question in any business decision—will it save you money? The answer: a resounding yes.
Cloud storage normally runs on a subscription-based model, according to Salesforce. Before, large capital investments would be required of any project with the same magnitude, but that hardware would often become legacy equipment before long. Physical technology just can't keep up with the pace future electronics are being created at.
This is where the advantage of a pay-as-you-go subscription earns its keep. Cloud storage services don't age like physical servers, meaning 'legacy equipment' is turned into a phrase of the past. Furthermore, cloud storage offers lower upkeep costs that are intertwined with the subscription, and it streamlines data integration and promotes faster sharing speeds—both of which have a noticeable effect on worker productivity and can help keep a company in the black.
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