Natural disasters are unpredictable and most often unavoidable. While insuring the loss of your hardware is doable, regaining lost data and digital assets is sometimes a priceless exercise that could sink your company’s boat.
Since our recent news piece about cloud migration, winter is once again upon us and so are the heavy rains and harsh Cape weather. KZN has seen much ruin in the last few weeks with the floods that ensued. We have therefore decided to expand a little more on the topic of cloud computing to cover the deeper ins and outs of what, why, and how migration works as there seems to be hesitation around this topic with a common underlying belief that, “things on the cloud can get lost” – this is simply not true and if anything, the complete opposite.
Moving your company to the cloud opens up many possibilities to enhance operations and procedures and ensure a higher level of safety and security for your company’s digital assets. Here’s why you should migrate your company’s IT resources to the cloud as soon as possible. Let’s unpack this a little further;
What is Cloud computing?
Cloud-based infrastructure is the internet infrastructure that stores your digital assets. Cloud computing is a range of computer services available over the internet. Companies may store large amounts of data in data centers safely offsite through the cloud. This means if your business premises–with onsite servers–suffer the damages such as a flood or fire, ALL your digital assets are safely out of the way in the cloud.
What is Cloud migration?
Cloud migration involves shifting your company’s digital assets to the cloud – Data, workloads, IT resources, and apps are just some of the examples. It is the process of migrating systems and data from on-premise servers to cloud servers. It also applies to cloud-to-cloud transfer of corporate data. Finally, it may restructure your systems and data to use cloud-native apps.
These cloud-based services are available through Business Technology’s service offerings, taking all the stress out of migration and thereafter, the ongoing maintenance.
Now that you know what cloud migration and computing are, you need to know how they might help your organisation.
What are the advantages of moving to the Cloud?
Moving your organisation to the cloud has several advantages that might increase your team’s productivity and profits.
Here are some advantages of moving your company to the cloud:
- The cloud protects data in a catastrophe
Cloud-based computing may help your company develop a cost-effective disaster recovery plan. Systems and data may be readily safeguarded and relocated using tools and services provided by Business Technology as your service provider. Replication to other clouds, multiple cloud backup copies, and multi-tier applications balance loads across clouds and ensure higher levels of safety for your company.
- The cloud is adaptable
Businesses typically have variable bandwidth needs, and a cloud-based business enables you to do so. Cloud computing relies on distant servers, thus up-scaling and down-scaling are easy. This agility allows organisations to launch products and services faster without being hampered by onsite IT challenges.
- The cloud refreshes infrastructure automatically
In addition to providing automatic software and security upgrades on the underlying infrastructure, cloud computing also ensures that security best practices are followed and that the platforms on which your applications and data are hosted are resilient.At Business Technology, we also provide a fully managed service to ensure that the operating system and mainstream applications are protected with the same degree of security, stability, and resilience. This allows you to devote more time to your company’s operations while still ensuring the safety and security of your data.
- The cloud facilitates distant work and cooperation
Employees may share, access, and update documents from anywhere using the cloud. Online collaboration has become an increasingly significant aspect of many corporate strategies as recent events forced many organisations to embrace remote working.
- Cloud security is improved
When you’re on the cloud, you won’t lose all of your data if one of your company’s laptops is lost, stolen, or damaged beyond repair. Using the cloud also reduces the likelihood of data loss or corruption during load shedding or server outages.You can also protect systems and data by limiting access to just those who need it. Thus assuring data security.
- Cloud saves time
Using the cloud may save your company time in a few different ways. Your team can now rapidly share and get comments on papers while collaborating. No duplication across devices can eliminate time and error. There is no need to wait for the IT guy to arrive – the Business Technology team can log in remotely and address any issues you may have.
Business Technology operates its own server rack within the SEACOM Data Centre, allowing you an easy transition to the cloud via either colocation or our Virtual Data Centre. We will further explain the options and find the best possible fit for your company’s performance, cost, and geography.
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