- December 14, 2018
- Posted by: BuzzClan
- Category: Cloud
Cloud adoption has gained immense traction in the 21st century IT landscape due to the exponential rise of data and the importance of its consumption in real-time. The rise of digital technology has allowed businesses to have footprints across the globe, connected with clients via an infrastructure that transgresses boundaries.
Apart from the opportunity it provides for companies to adopt a seamless service delivery model, it addresses the key concern of security, backups, and accessibility efficiently. Let’s delve into the discussion a bit further and understand some of the top benefits of cloud adoption.
- The cloud adoption enables reduced capital expenditure as there is no dependency on in-house hardware or building, hosting in-house infrastructure. Everything is hosted on the cloud and the onus of managing and providing uninterrupted IT services lies on the shoulders of the cloud service provider. Scalability is not a big task on a cloud as resources can be scaled up or down, according to the demand. This pay as you go system is very cost effective as one only pays for the usage.
- Data security is the most critical aspect of any organization. Any breach of data security can prove catastrophic in today’s competitive landscape. Cloud computing adds extra security through multilayer login credentials and robust auto intrusion detection capabilities. The cloud service provider performs quarterly security updates and audit to keep the data, intrusion free.
- The cloud adoption facilitates instant collaboration among employees. The cloud-based services even provide collaborative social spaces to connect with employees on a global scale. The employees can share and view information through social platforms, thus increasing engagement.
- The cloud-based IT infrastructure models ensure business continuity as events like a power outage, hardware failures or unexpected events like fire or flood, which might seriously affect the business operations, are not subservient to the deficiency of an in-house IT infrastructure. The remote working capabilities of the cloud-based solutions allow employees to log in from anywhere and at any time, thus saving employers cost on travel and office space.
- The cloud-based disaster recovery and loss prevention solutions score highly against the in-house IT solutions. Even cloud-based solutions won’t guarantee a 100% uptime, it’s the short disaster recovery time where it scores. According to Salesforce, 20% of cloud users claim disaster recovery in 4 hours or less compares to 9% of non-cloud users who claim the same.
Cloud technology is environment-friendly which reduces carbon footprint and improves efficiency and simplify existing business models. In today’s dynamic IT landscape, where every business is trying to strive for a larger share of the consumer market, it’s imperative to leverage the capabilities of cloud computing to address complexity and mitigate on-site infrastructure redundancies.