Why migrating some or parts of your technology to the Cloud is efficient

Why is it Important

Cloud computing takes tasks that used to be done offline in disparate systems and places them together online. It is increasingly common for businesses to move their services to the cloud. It is important because it helps to increase efficiency, allows different systems to speak to one another, makes processes faster, and adjustments to the business.

Businesses are never in a static state. They are always growing, consolidating, acquiring, and merging. Because of this, it is a significant decision to invest in physical server capacity to meet the IT needs of the business. Cloud computing is a perfect way to deal with change and agile needs. When the data is moved into the cloud, it also makes data disaster recovery a much more attainable process because the data can be backed up in more than one way. With Solidit Technologies, you can decide the space and services you need, and pay in a fixed-pricing model that allows you to have a stable budget month to month.

Using the cloud also affords you the opportunity to more easily collaborate with colleagues and allow your employees to collaborate. With the ability to assign customized roles with different access levels, work can get done faster and data can be kept secure.

Customers have grown accustomed to immediate responses and answers. With the increase use of online services in all sectors, it can out your business at a disadvantage if you are not taking full advantage of cloud computing. Having seamless processes and user experience only serves to benefit your company.

Different Cloud Platforms

There are many different platforms for cloud computing. This is primarily due to the wide amount of services that are available through the cloud. By far, the most popular cloud platform is known as Software as a Service (SaaS). In this model, software applications are run through an online browser without downloading to your individual computer. You probably have several software applications that you either already run or could run and SaaS makes it possible to pick and choose what works for your business size and needs. Just to give an example, some SaaS vendors are Salesforce, Zoom, Concur, or time worked applications.

Another platform is literally known as Platform as a Service (PaaS). This is a really handy feature for developers. Rather than starting from scratch with every project, PaaS gives the developers a skeleton or framework that they can work from to finish and detail their applications. This helps IT departments to manage multiple different iterations and types of platforms that need to be used. Businesses benefit from using PaaS because it cuts down on development time, hybridizes apps, and streamlines business processes.

The final major type of platform is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Infrastructure is all about data. It allows the business or managed IT partner to manage and interpret data received. This is beneficial because hardware no longer has to be purchased. The exact solution can be customized to every business. Virtualized service is a very common example of IaaS. Common examples of SaaS are Cisco Metapod and Google Compute Engine.

It’s Future

There are not many areas of industry that are evolving faster than cloud computing. As businesses look towards constant improvement, reduced costs, and increased efficiency, cloud computing is a frequent solution. As can be expected then, one of the most exciting things about the future of cloud computing is that we do not know exactly what the future will hold. However, there are some key indicators we can look towards. One of the trends is that the gap between hardware and software will continue to widen. This means that companies will be less and less likely to have their own servers and that data will have further to travel before getting to the user’s computer.

Another trend that is related to maximizing cost savings is that businesses will look to unbundle cloud services when it makes sense. While many bundles can save money, it could also be that operating from more than one cloud system makes the most sense. This means that cloud systems need to become increasingly modularized.

The idea of Murphy’s Law will continue to advance development in cloud computing as technological advances constantly reduce the cost of previously out of reach tools or services.

Whenever you go to a website now that has secure data, you likely have to go through at least dual authentication. In the future, this will become even more secure. You might not have to complete more steps, but the processes used to verify identity will reduce possible corrupt data loss.

All of these changes are undoubtedly dizzying. Rather than keeping current with trends and decisions on your own, let Solidit Technologies handle your cloud computing needs.