Should I Move My On-Premise Servers To The Cloud?

Businesses of all sizes and industries are migrating to the Cloud at a rapid rate.  The Pandemic has accelerated this migration speed by many folds.  Factors behind this change include: lower operating costs, better collaboration, and increased flexibility.

By now, most businesses know what Cloud computing is, and many have migrated some or all of their computing (such as emails, storage, databases, etc.) to the Cloud. The Cloud is a great way to run a business since it offers many advantages and only a few disadvantages.

A short definition: Cloud computing is based on the premise that the main computing occurs on a remote server hosted outside your location in a data center. But the server functionality is the same as having your on-premise servers. By hosting software, platforms, and databases remotely, the cloud servers free up individual computers’ memory and computing power. Users can securely access cloud services using credentials received from the Cloud computing provider.

Here’s a list of key benefits you can expect to achieve when adopting cloud infrastructure:

  • Lower Cost –Low upfront cost & more straightforward implementation are two of many advantages of Cloud computing. You don’t have to spend vast amounts of money purchasing, housing, and maintaining hardware equipment.
  • Business continuity – All time availability of your data from anywhere. All you need is the internet to access all your data from anywhere in the world. 
  • Better collaboration — Cloud tools make it easy for your employees to work together from anywhere in the world, at any time via the internet. Whether are using Word or Excel or any business applications, they all can be accessed and worked on.   Resources in the Cloud can be easily stored, retrieved, recovered, or processed with just a couple of clicks. On top of that, all the upgrades and updates are done automatically, off-sight by the service providers. This saves time and team effort in maintaining the systems, tremendously reducing the IT team workloads.
  • Better Mobility —  Cloud computing allows mobile access to corporate data via smartphones and devices, which is a great way to ensure that no one is ever left out of the loop. Staff with busy schedules or who live a long way away from the corporate office can use this feature to keep instantly up-to-date with clients and coworkers.
  • Faster Business growth — utilizing the benefits of the Cloud propels your business to new levels.  Not every company will migrate to the Cloud, at least not yet. However, organizations that adopt Cloud find that many benefits that Cloud offers positively impact their business. Cloud adoption increases every year since companies realize that it provides them access to world-class enterprise technology. And, if you implement a cloud solution now, you’ll be ahead of your competitors.
  • Backup & Security of your data – Hosting files and applications in the Cloud give you built-in security if your local infrastructure goes down. One of the major concerns of every business, regardless of size and industry, is its data security. Data breaches and other cybercrimes can devastate a company’s revenue, customer loyalty, and brand positioning. Cloud offers many advanced security features that guarantee that data is securely stored and handled. Cloud storage providers implement baseline protections for their platforms and the information they process, such as authentication, access control, and encryption. From there, most enterprises supplement these protections with added security measures of their own to bolster cloud data protection and tighten access to sensitive information in the Cloud.
  • Scalability — Using Cloud is an excellent solution because it enables businesses to efficiently and quickly scale up/down their IT needs, according to business demands. Cloud-based solutions are ideal for businesses with growing or fluctuating bandwidth demands. If your business demands increase, you can quickly improve your cloud capacity without investing in physical infrastructure. This level of agility can give businesses using Cloud computing a real advantage over competitors. This scalability minimizes the risks associated with in-house operational issues and maintenance. You have high-performance resources at your disposal with professional solutions and zero up-front investment. Scalability is probably the most significant advantage of the Cloud.

Businesses recognize Cloud computing benefits and see how they impact their production, collaboration, security, and revenue.

Using a cloud-based solution, an enterprise can prevent many problems that plague organizations that rely on on-premises infrastructure.

If you have any questions about how to effectively adopt the Cloud for your business or optimize your cloud performance and reduce costs, contact us today at 818-501-2281 or to help you out with your performance and security needs. CEO Computers is a trusted name in the local community and has gained that reputation by providing quality, dependability, and a robust IT support system. Our IT Services include remote IT support, Cloud Migration, Azure Migration, Cyber Security support, Backup, and Recovery.

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