10 ways being in the Cloud is better for business

Leigh Mather | March 10, 2016 | Blog

10 ways being in the Cloud is better for business

March 10, 2016

With RSAWEB moving your business to the Cloud has never been easier. We’ve created a simple online management service to help you manage your cloud server infrastructure and cut out the hassles of dealing with physical hardware. With Cloud Servers (Virtual Private Servers) our custom built, feature-packed control panel makes managing your infrastructure easy. Plus, with real time server status you can know the health of your environment at a glance, helping you identify memory or space issues immediately.

 

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If you still need even more reasons to make the move the Cloud we’ve put together a list of 10 ways that being in the Cloud is better for your business:

 

  1. Flexibility

Working in the Cloud means you only need to commission and pay for server and infrastructure capacity as and when you need it. This makes the costs of Cloud computing way more flexible than traditional methods.

Traditional computing requires that businesses buy capacity which is sufficient for peak times and then allow it to sit idle when it is not being used. However, when working in the Cloud, you can simply provision more capacity at peak times and then have it de-provisioned when the capacity is no longer needed.

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With Cloud Servers (VPS) you get hourly or monthly billing options, from R0.27c per hour, to give you the most bang for your buck. This scaling up and down of services and resources, depending upon your business requirements, is one of the greatest advantages of cloud computing.

 

  1. Disaster recovery

Cloud for businessInvesting in robust disaster recovery is essential for all businesses, but it can be expensive and often requires skilled expertise. Cloud based data recovery systems save time, cost less and include having access to experts as part of the deal. Your business will no longer have to deal with complicated disaster recovery management as you can rely on your Cloud service providers to already have disaster recovery plans in place to deal with most issues.

 

  1. Competitive Edge

If you want to easily jump ahead of your competitors overnight, then switching over to the Cloud is the simplest way to gain the competitive advantage.  Moving to the Cloud instantly gives you access to enterprise-class technology allowing your business to be more agile, run more efficiently and reduce the costs incurred for IT.

 

  1. Automatic updates

Having your business in the Cloud means you don’t have to deal with the hassles of maintaining the system yourself. Your Cloud service providers will take care of all required software updates, security updates and all associated maintenance of servers, software and network equipment. This leaves you free to focus on the things that really matter – like growing your business.

 

  1. No capital expenditure

Cloud Servers simple online control with on-demand pricing cuts out the high cost of hardware. You simply pay as you go and will only be billed for the resources that have been used within the billing period. These resources include any RAM, storage, licensing hours and traffic used by servers in any of your projects. With the added ease of set-up and management it’s never been easier to take the first step to Cloud adoption.

 

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  1. Collaboration

Teams can collaborate on projects and easily share information in real time and via shared storage. This enables employees to do more together and has the capability to reduce time-to-market turn-arounds, improve product development and facilitate better customer service.

 

  1. Mobility

When your business is in the Cloud data and applications can be available to employees anytime and anywhere they need it. With laptops, Smart phones and tablets employees can take their work anywhere, whether it’s visiting customers, working in the field or visiting other sites, now your work can travel with you. Employees can also work from home or telecommute easily allowing your team more flexibility.

 

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  1. Control

Traditionally when teams collaborate on documents files get sent back and forth for each person to work on one at a time. This often leads to a mess of conflicting file content, formats and titles. Adding to this, as even the smallest companies become more global, and people more frequently collaborate across time-zones and regions, the scope for complication rises.

When working within the Cloud however, all files and documents are stored centrally allowing there to be one version of a project document for all members of the team to work from, streamlining processes and creating a space for improved collaboration and better work.

 

  1. Security

Cloud for businessBecause data is stored in the Cloud and not on personal devices you no longer need to worry about the loss of sensitive data if an employee’s computer or tablet is lost, stolen or damaged. Cloud based solutions give you greater security and enhance your business defence system by securing critical data and business applications. No matter what happens to individual machines you have access and control over your company data.

 

  1. Energy Efficient

As your server capacity is able to scale up and down as required you only use the storage and capacity you need. This means you are no longer wasting space, money or energy maintaining servers and storage that aren’t being used.

 

Adopt Cloud Servers and move to a world of fast, secure, scalable and highly redundant servers. If you would like more information on how you can move your business to the Cloud contact us on 087 470 0000 or email us at [email protected]

 

We’ve also created Flex Cloud (VPS) our auto-sizing Cloud platform for PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, Node.js & .NET web applications. To find out more about Flex Cloud read our article on Flex Cloud’s frequently asked questions.

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