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12 Weighty Reasons to Use Cloud Server in Your Business Abroad (Part II)

cloud-serverWe continue to explore the main reasons why the Cloud server is an integral part of your business. We have already discovered six weighty benefits of Cloud in the previous article, now it’s high time to learn six more.

REASON # 7 – BUSINESS SAVES MONEY WITH CLOUDS

When you go to work in Cloud, you do not need to buy new powerful computers, servers, network equipment. Your employees need only simple computers and the Internet. When using Cloud services, you only pay for the resources you use. If you decide that your tasks need a minimum power, it can be reduced. In simple words, when you work in Cloud, your business stops spending money on the purchase of equipment. All equipment is provided and maintained by the Cloud provider. In addition, the Cloud server is easier to administer, maintain, and configure systems, so there is no need to connect additional resources and finances.

REASON # 8 – THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE PICTURES OF THE SYSTEM AND BACKUPS

There are unpleasant situations with data loss in every business. For example, losing a customer base is very disappointing, and losing an accounting base and important electronic documents is very dangerous. All this threatens financial losses and a collapse of reputation, sometimes bankruptcy. The causes of information loss are different: viruses that delete data themselves, hackers, malfunctions, failures, employee errors, information theft. Clouds provide an opportunity to protect against these events – to take pictures of the system and backups. These are backup copies of the system and data that allow you to recover information in case of loss. That is, if suddenly you lose some of the information or all the information, you can restore it, because you will have a snapshot of the system and/or a backup.

REASON # 9 – CLOUDS MAKE BUSINESS MOBILE

If up to this point your business has been tied to the office and equipment that is installed there, with the transition to Cloud, the business becomes mobile. You can connect to Cloud from any computer, tablet, or phone. You sit down at any device, connect to Cloud and see your usual desktop. Even if you decide to fly to the moon, and there will be Internet, you can continue to solve business problems remotely. No one will notice your absence in the office. Clouds allow you to work on any device in any place where there is Internet. At the same time, your information remains under reliable protection.

REASON # 10 – CLOUDS CAN BE ADMINISTERED EASILY

The infrastructure of Cloud is built on a single platform. This allows the customers to easily manage it, standardizing and unifying their own IT infrastructures within Cloud. Administration of such a system takes much less time and effort than managing a chaotically formed classical infrastructure. In Cloud, the system administrator of the client company monitors security, manages resources, and introduces new solutions, rather than picking on hardware and running from one workplace to another, simultaneously solving problems of lack of resources, as before. And for those clients who do not want to administer anything at all independently, there is a separate server administration service.

REASON # 11 – RELIABILITY AND CONTINUITY OF WORK

In order for the local infrastructure to work well and without interruption, you need to buy expensive, reliable equipment and constantly maintain it. But even in this case, from time to time something goes wrong. This is a technique. When using Cloud, you do not need to allocate a budget for the purchase of equipment, repairs and maintenance. You pay only the monthly fee, solve the problems of your business, and gain time that you can use for development. Everything works reliably and continuously.

REASON # 12 – FLEXIBILITY AND SCALABILITY

When using Cloud, you can change the configuration at any time: add a server, separate computing resources to it, workstations, additional services. You pay a provider only for what you really need. From resources that you do not need, you can always refuse. In fact, you choose how much to pay. For example, you can transfer to Cloud not the entire company, but individual units, whose information should be kept safe away from prying eyes.

Summary

In fact, there are more reasons. Each business has its own. The main benefit is that Cloud is a flexible tool with which you can set up a convenient ecosystem for your business and constantly improve it, increasing the speed of solving problems and the productivity of each department or employee.

12 Weighty Reasons to Use Cloud Server in Your Business Abroad (Part I)

cloud-serverMany people believe that Clouds are shrouded in mystery that can only be comprehended by the elect. In fact, everything is not so scary. To begin to understand Clouds, you need to grasp what benefits they give to your business.

In this article, we laid out the basics on the shelves. We hope it worked out. We tried not to use special technical terms. And if something is missed, we will be happy to answer additional questions in the comments. So, we list 12 reasons why you should use Cloud services in your business.

REASON # 1 – WHEN YOUR DATA ARE ABROAD, BUSINESS IS IN SAFETY

When you store information on the Cloud server abroad, it is difficult to reach it without your permission. If you install a physical server in your office or place it in one of the data centers, you will be virtually defenseless in front of local ill-wishers. After receiving physical access to the server, the attacker gets access to your information. Loss of data disrupts business processes or stops the company at all. And while idle, the business is losing customers. When the company will be able to restore work again is unknown. To avoid this, keep information in Cloud abroad. To work in it, you can transfer all employees of the organization or a separate unit (for example, accounting).

REASON # 2 – ETERNAL TOPICALITY WITHOUT COSTS

All computers and programs become obsolete with time, because time does not stand still. New technologies are being born that push the old ones to the museum shelves. For everything to work properly, you need to constantly update the equipment. If the company has acquired its server, it needs to be constantly maintained and updated for normal operation. When fails – to look for parts and repair.

When using Clouds, this question disappears. You do not think about how and when to upgrade your equipment, who to contact, and what to do if something is not working. A suitable provider always monitors the operation of servers and does not allow failures. You only pay for the use of capacity in Cloud – the ordered amount of resources and programs if you need them.

REASON # 3 – CLOUD IS A UNIVERSAL TOOL

When ordering the Cloud server, you can install your programs on it or rent a server with a set of programs already installed to solve specific problems. For example, you can order a mail server, a server for hosting sites on 1C-Bitrix, or a machine for hosting 1C: Accounting, an office software package for working with remote desktops, and so on. If necessary, in Cloud, you can build a self-sufficient IT infrastructure configured to work with your business – an individual tool to perform tasks with which you and your employees can work from any device.

REASON # 4 – BUSINESS CAN BE MOVED INTO CLOUD FOR A DAY

There is an opinion: to transfer information, programs, and other business resources to Cloud, you need to spend a few days or weeks. In most cases, this view is wrong. Of course, if you need to transfer several thousand or hundreds of thousands of employees, it will take more time. But a company of 10-20 people can move to Cloud in a day, or even a few hours. So everything depends on the size of the business and tasks. For your employees, nothing will change. Just now they will work through the remote desktop, and the business will be safe in Cloud.

REASON # 5 – MONITORING OPPORTUNITY

The Cloud infrastructure can be supplemented with monitoring and control tools to keep track of who performs what operations in your Cloud, what information they use in their work, and what they do with the data.

REASON # 6 – HIGH SPEED OF WORK

Technology is evolving. Clouds are becoming faster and more convenient. Now the speed of work in Cloud is no different from the usual work on the local computer. Only now your information is safe.

This is the first part of reasons to use the Cloud servers for your business. Check out our blog page to find the second part of this interesting article.

To be continued…