Why You Need to Move Your Business to a Cloud
Any business failing to understand the significance of cloud computing in 2022, is lagging behind its competition. Because, the latest stats suggest that 92% of enterprises are making IT shifts towards the cloud already, at least some parts.
This disruptive technology was already driving a strong digital transformation in the pre-pandemic world, now it’s just clear that it represents the only way that leads to full digitalization.
But to learn what makes it so popular and what are its benefits to business, keep on reading this article.
What is Cloud?
According to the renowned technological research company Gartner, approximately 95% of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud platforms. Furthermore, 85% of companies will require cloud infrastructure and tech to fully complete their ambitious digital roadmaps.
But, what does it mean? Well, instead of building and maintaining your own physical servers and hardware, your organization can rely on cloud computing, that is delivery of IT services and resources using the Internet. It can be to access services like databases, storage, or even computing power.
Plus, there is no need to worry, as cloud infrastructure, offers the same capabilities as a physical one, and it’s available in the form of public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud. What’s the difference?
- Private is owned and used by a single organization;
- The public one is available for wider use;
- Hybrid combines the elements of both.
Benefits Your Business Gains from Cloud Computing
If you are still weighing your options, make sure to keep on reading, so that you learn what benefits you stand to gain as a business owner or organization if you switch to cloud infrastructure.
Have in mind that all of these will make you stand out from your competition.
Scalability and flexibility
When compared to traditional server infrastructure, cloud-hosted software has the potential to scale to a significantly higher degree. Not to mention, that cloud infrastructure can be customized to fit your business needs. At the same time, it comes with an unlimited capacity for storing any type of data.
Finally, a lot of its flexibility lies in the fact that you are not tied to the physical place, but you can access your data anywhere in the world, from any device with an Internet connection. This is particularly important in the era of remote work.
Significant cost savings.
As you probably know, hardware infrastructure requires a great deal of upfront investment to deploy, run and maintain servers. Any type of additional growth in space brings new costs.
Unlike physical servers, cloud-based infrastructure has often pay-as-you-go prices which allow you to spend only what you use. Moreover, if you require more space, it’s easy to scale the resources up (or down for that matter) at any time.
Simpler testing options.
These services often come with some features that enable developers to handle software deployment and testing much easier. For instance, there is a possibility to automate some parts of the deployment process, as well as testing, to achieve more efficiency and roll out faster.
Do you worry about the security of your data? No need. In line with the latest Gartner information, public cloud infrastructure has experienced 60% fewer cyber incidents, compared to traditional infrastructure.
Many cloud companies invest a staggering amount of money into keeping their platforms secure. Take, for example, the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, which we use in our development processes.
Microsoft planned to increase its spending on cybersecurity from $1 billion to a mind-blowing $4 billion in the coming years. Have in mind that Azure already deploys state-of-the-art threat intelligence to rapidly identify and defend from rising DDoS attacks.
Agility to react to market changes.
With the possibility to include cloud automation practices, development teams have changed the way and speed at which they deliver software. New ideas can be tested much faster, while the go-to-market process is accelerated to a serious extent.
Thanks to the way cloud environments integrate with DevOps tools, the monitoring, and bug detection are higher, which improves the development lifecycle.
How Can We Help?
Our company relies solely on the cloud to deliver powerful solutions to our clients, ensuring that they reap all these benefits and more. Our core specialization is working with the Azure platform and the majority of our team is certified by Microsoft.
If you need help learning more about how to benefit from it and how we can lead you through digital transformation using the cloud, let us know. We are at your disposal.