When the future gets cloudy, business should too. Cloud computing is something inevitable. Whether you post a status on Facebook or check your bank balance over your smartphone, you are using the cloud computing storage. But in the case of business – cloud can be a game changer for the SMEs and startups. The reason why you should move to the cloud is not truly one but truly many.
How much money have you spent on buying, installing and maintaining the physical servers? $499? $800? Or $1000 and above with a heavy heart? With cloud computing, you can reduce the cost by half. From the rack space to IT requirements to the overall maintenance cost, you can totally cut them down.
When demands change. The needs change. Your requirements change. With the growing and fluctuating demands of your business, cloud can help in scaling up and scaling down your resource at minimal effort. With the help of virtualization, you can literally add two or more servers in no minutes.
When was the last time your application went down? A week ago or a month ago? An outage is common, downtime is bound to happen, and cloud storage is no exception. But many cloud service providers guarantee 99.9% uptime, meaning that your service will be up without any outage for 364 days and 15.2 hours, with back up & fail over instance your application get zero downtime.
For every minute, nearly 2616 records have been either stolen or lost. When your confidential leaks, your credibility is at stake. To help the entrepreneurs from any sort of data breach, the cloud service provider ensures the security of the data server and informs the clients when something goes wrong.
No more cumbersome process with the system and security updates. In the virtual-based cloud, the service providers will upgrade the new features and functionalities as soon as the enhanced software is released which is a total contrast to the physical server method where the software gets updated once a year.
To sum things ups, having a cloud storage is crucial for your application regardless of the customer base and functionality criticality. You can save thousands of dollars as well as increase your productivity and mobility in business. Cloudy with a chance of success!
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