As a business owner in the technology age, you face many decisions about which technologies are going to be the most beneficial for your business to use. The cloud has been one of the most talked about forms of technology among both big and small businesses. There are many benefits that a business of any size can gain from migrating to the cloud.
The first benefit is that the cloud does not need on-site storage and maintenance of servers, which can save you a ton. Traditionally setups require businesses to keep servers on-site and to pay employees to monitor and maintain those servers. With the cloud, servers are kept at the data centers where your business is given access to. This means that you can save yourself a bundle by not having to physically deal with servers at your business.
The safety of your data is another reason to switch to the cloud. Many business owners at first think that switching to off-site data servers allows them to be more vulnerable to digital threats. The reality is that these servers are housed in data centers where security is a high priority. In fact, it’s likely the security employed by the data center absolutely exceeds your own internal data server security by miles. Remember that the data center’s job is to safely store your business’s information. That’s what you’re paying them to do. They will spend money to get the best upgrades for security to keep the integrity of their business safe. This is money you don’t have to spend in order to maintain security when you decide to migrate to the cloud as opposed to keeping your servers in-house.
PagerDuty customers who migrated to the cloud made the same decision that major organization have done including NASA, the CIA, and FDA. These organizations know the benefit of reliability when it comes to server uptime. They have employees accessing their data and software around the clock. By using the cloud, a business can ensure constant uptime. Many data centers have records of 99.9 percent uptime. On those small occasions where downtime may occur, these data centers have IT professionals on-site who can quickly work to bring the network back on. It’s likely as a business owner, your IT staff may need to be called in and your employees will experience longer downtime while waiting for repairs to be made to your network.
The cloud services which are offered tend to be able to integrate with a large variety of software. This means that you won’t have to worry about paying for integration fees when you decide to include another form of software for your business. Traditionally, businesses purchased one software at a time and they had to pay IT professionals to integrate the new piece of software with the old setup. With the cloud, businesses can purchase other software, such as web forms, code repositories, team chats, and POS systems without having to worry about any additional integration needs as they’re already available.
As a business owner, it’s likely you’ve been thinking about switching to the cloud. While you may have one major benefit in mind, you will receive all of the benefits listed above. It really is a no-brainer when you factor in all these benefits to your current server setup.