Migrating to the cloud is no longer an idea emerging but a concrete option when looking at how to make your business work better. Essentially, cloud migration is when a business moves their data and applications that are located on their premises to the cloud. The core reason cloud migration has gained a lot of traction over the years is due to its ability to adapt to a business’s environment better than on-premises hardware. Read further to better understand the importance and benefits migrating to the cloud brings to your business.
Productivity through Collaboration, Mobility and Self Maintenance
Working on the cloud enables you to work smarter by allowing a more connected workforce. Having data all in one place and being accessible anywhere (as long as you have an internet connection) makes it more streamlined for employees to work from anywhere with each other to their comfort with minimal setup and continue from where they left of if they are working on multiple devices. This defeats the traditional approach of having to work only on one device and in one location.
Migrating to the cloud reduces downtime that can occur as cloud providers have a dedicated team to ensure their service is up and running. This is much better than having to manage hardware onsite and having to spend extra money to maintain them (like hiring specialists) whereas when migrating to the cloud it is all done for you. Along with cost-savings, this mitigates downtime for the business so the up-time of the service would be more reliable for less!
Security and Disaster Recovery
The cloud is known to be secure with redundancy and safe sharing. When working on the cloud, all your data is securely in physical remote data centers. This significantly reduces the risk of network eavesdropping and your business would not have the fear of securing a local machine. Cloud services typically store multiple copies of your data which means that you would need to have all the drives to fail simultaneously for data loss which makes the case very rare and the service very redundant.
Sharing data via the cloud has been made with security in mind as it allows you to share files with restrictions and other limitations. You can choose to share the file on internally (within your organisation) and/or allow it to only be seen by those who have a link and password to access it and you can even set access expiry dates and block the ability to edit or download the file to make it only accessible on the cloud. This helps prevents people to make multiple copies of the file which makes it more likely to get into the wrong hands.
Migrating to the cloud saves you from unnecessary expenditures and long turnaround times when it comes to disaster recovery. Since the cloud is scalable to the growth of your business, you pay for what you use which is less than on premises hardware which typically you would have to pay for more than you need just to be safe. Moreover, the turnaround for the recovery of your data is quicker than traditional data recovery as the backup would kick into action within seconds and is more automated than on-premises hardware. Faster recovery times is lower recovery costs!
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