As recently as just a few years ago, business leaders worried about the unknown factors of moving their core applications to the cloud. Factors like not knowing how a particular application might work in the cloud were deterrents to what would have been optimal cloud migration, according to Tech Target. With new attention to performance metrics and understanding how their applications will scale with cloud services, organizations are finding cloud computing companies more attractive all the time.
CMS Wire confirms the rapidly increasing adoption of cloud computing services, reporting that enterprises are more willing than ever to stretch beyond the boundaries of their on-premises data center systems to invest in IT infrastructure that supports deployment in cloud environments. This large-scale migration to the cloud—cutting across various industries and a range of business sizes—is set to result in a projected $266 billion annual spending on IT infrastructure and cloud services by 2021.
The Advantages of Adopting Cloud Computing Services
As you now seriously consider migrating your data and/or applications to one of the high-caliber cloud computing companies like Amazon Web Services, it may help you to learn just a few of the many ways your company can benefit from the advantages the cloud offers.
Automated Application Deployments and Data Backups
Managing the deployment of new code, security patches, data backup, and disaster recovery plans are crucial tasks for a software development company and should not be taken lightly. Even if your company is not a software development company, you still have to worry about security patches, data backup, and disaster recovery. Fortunately, these are all things that can be automated and managed more easily on the cloud. Cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) provide the tools and automation necessary to make managing your deployments and data backups something you don't have to worry about.
Reduce and Streamline IT Infrastructure Costs
By adopting cloud services, you can say goodbye to the costly need to purchase servers that require expert installation, regular maintenance and full replacement every few years. You can also reduce the staffing costs you once spent to manage your detail-heavy infrastructure to focus your human resource allowance on tasks like tending to help desk issues and managing your system's internal controls.
Continually Available Infrastructure
The virtualized servers in cloud computing companies do not rely on specific hardware, so they are always available to your users via office computers, remote laptops or on mobile devices. Common hardware issues, such as hard-drive failures, no longer have any direct impact on your users' ability to access data and applications stored in the cloud.
Flexible, Scalable, and Resilient Services
Whether you own a small business and anticipate growth in the coming years, or you plan to further expand your large-scale operations geographically, cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services offer the flexibility, scalability, and resilience that your enterprise requires. No matter what changes you have in mind for your organization, this trio of advantages means that you can grow your company without worrying about impacting your users' needs. You can add more storage space as needed while your users—across town or around the world—can access your database or applications with ease and without interruption.
Are You Ready to Move Your Applications to the Cloud?
If you are still wondering where to begin your search for cloud computing companies or how the process works, you may consider enlisting the services of an AWS Solutions Partner like Stratus10. Our team can help you resolve some of the most common challenges, such as:
- Reduce the cost and time spent training employees on using AWS services.
- Avoid asking unexperienced developers to figure out certain cloud computing services, which can result in a waste of time, energy and money.
- Speeds up time to market so you don't lose any ground while getting up to speed.
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