Wondering if cloud computing could be right for your business? Cloud computing is a buzzword that has dominated the IT industry in recent years. With over 50% of the world’s corporate data being stored in the cloud, it has become a popular practice for businesses across the world.
Cloud computing involves the use of extensive digital capabilities delivered through the internet by organisations to operate and innovate. It removes the requirement for businesses to host digital applications on their servers.
There is a variety of cloud computing options available to fit every kind of business. Below are some short descriptions of these. However, get in touch our team for a more detailed explanation and which option would be best suited for your business.
Even though cloud computing has become increasingly popular in recent years, there are still myths circulating about it. These common misconceptions about the cloud are some of the reasons companies are reluctant to transfer to the cloud and prevent them from capturing the full benefits available. All of these can be debunked.
Myth #1 The number 1 advantage of switching to the cloud is cost reduction
While one of the main benefits of cloud solutions is the cost savings for businesses, many organisations forget about the broader impact cloud computing can have on transforming an IT infrastructure and the business overall.
Using the cloud to its fullest potential can improve almost every aspect of your organisation’s processes, services, or products. It allows businesses to operate smoothly while ensuring your business does not get distracted by IT operations. As a result, your organisation can concentrate on its core operations and goals, which will help increase business productivity in the long run.
Some other benefits of cloud solutions for businesses include:
Myth #2 Cloud computing is more expensive than in-house computing
Many companies that have moved to the cloud have experienced cost benefits from cloud computing, as mentioned above. However, to achieve these cost benefits, businesses must make the most of what the cloud offers and implement solutions properly.
Myth #3 On-premises datacentres are far more secure than the cloud
One of the main barriers to businesses adopting cloud solutions is the security concerns of public cloud infrastructure. However, over recent years there have been significant investments by cloud providers in underlying security capabilities, which has made the public cloud more secure. Additionally, as security levels of types of cloud vary, if you have highly sensitive information, there is always the option of a private cloud where security is very high.
Myth #4 Cloud applications run slower
Some businesses are concerned that when they migrate to the cloud, they may face higher latency on a cloud’s network than on their own. Despite this common misconception, apps can run as fast and reliably in the cloud as it does on the premise.
Myth #5 The cloud removes the need for infrastructure
The concept of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), in which an external supplier manages your underlying network, hardware, and resources, is appealing to many businesses. The misunderstanding occurs when organisations view IaaS as a complete substitute for their entire infrastructure. While the cloud drastically alters the activities, expertise, and operating model required in an internal infrastructure group, it does not eliminate the requirement for infrastructure management.