The one thing that changes just as fast as new technology is the business climate itself. At least that’s what’s been happening in the past half-decade or so. A move from the office environment with banks of servers to more programs and apps being used in the cloud has truly transformed the way many businesses operate on a day-to-day basis.
With the sophistication of cloud computing services increasing as time goes by, there’s more that can be done within in than when it first started becoming a formidable part of modern work life.
We wanted to detail not only what the cloud can do best for most businesses, but also to get some outside influence on what top leaders are seeking the most from the cloud. Here’s a look at both of those ideas.
What’s so great about the cloud?
An article in DataEconomy, a tech news website, goes into the big reasons why most companies are adopting the cloud. Among the most compelling are these:
Flexibility is the key
Being able to scale at the speed of business is much easier in the cloud, as remote servers can take on expanded solutions whenever the business need arises.
A big cost savings
Cloud services can be paid for and then brought into the business easier than legacy systems, which means you don’t have to wrangle through capital expenditure. It’s also much more affordable at the startup stage.
Managing data and documents
Acting as a central hub for all data and documents, there’s greater ease for collaboration, which leads to better efficiency and productivity.
Making sense of the cloud’s attributes
While these are just a few of the reasons why the cloud is being adopted more, there are more nuanced views of what this technology is truly capable of. The Enterprisers Project recently asked CIOs from a variety of businesses what the most important strategies of the cloud are in today’s climate.
One CIO, David Burns of GE Aviation, believes that going too fast into the cloud can be an issue. “Simply ‘lifting and shifting’ workloads from a data center to a cloud provider doesn’t transform a business,” he says. “We have taken a more methodical approach where we transform solutions while we move them to the cloud, so we get the true transformational capabilities of a cloud.”
It’s also important to realize that the cloud isn’t the instant cure for workload issues. “Computational workloads are not all the same, and cloud hyperscalers are not one size fits all,” says Matt Kull, CIO for Cleveland Clinic. “Matching the right workload to the right platform is key. Deciding what is moved to the cloud is just as important as deciding what is kept on-premises.”
The power of the cloud
No matter how your views on working in the cloud, it’s something that’s here to stay and is being used by a variety of different business models. It’s especially essential if you work for a company where employees need a network that spans across states, not to mention countries or continents.
As an IT solution provider with offices around the world, AVASO can offer the full lifecycle of services, no matter where your company might be for tech needs.
We’re able to design and implement advanced network infrastructures and data center environments scaled to what your capabilities need to continue your own progress. We also can find the right staff to help make those plans come to life.
To find out more about the full range of what we have to offer, go to the AVASO website: https://www.avasotech.com/