This blog is an introduction to what cloud computing is and some tips on how it can help your business grow in the years to come. In the last few years, many small to medium business have increasingly started to leverage cloud computing for their business. It allows for the utmost flexibility in business and allows you to scale your computing resource with your business objectives. Save money up front and in the long term.
We often get asked by our client, friends, and local business owners that are prospective clients asking us what cloud computing is and what it means for them. When people talk about the Cloud, it is too generic an all it means is that the data you are accessing, the programs you are using are all accessed over an internet connection. When you use cloud resources nothing is stored on your computer or your mobile, it is all stored in a remote data center somewhere, sometimes many datacenters in the case of AWS, Rackspace, Azure, etc.
So What Does The Could Mean For My Business
If you’re a traditional small to medium business, you can have on an average of three to five server located onsite. These systems control your user authentication, your network share, email, accounting software, CRM, etc. As the business grows, these servers become obsolete and require replacement with newer and better server, and you might plan for 20 – 25% growth. This just doesn’t work for most business today, as business owners we need to be agile and we need to be able to scale on demand.
Some Benefits Form Cloud Computing
Self-service provisioning: Using the cloud you can provision new VM’s and services with a few clicks of your mouse, and you will have a new virtual server.
Measurability: The Resource that your company uses can be monitored, controlled, and reported. This creates transparency between you and the provider, so you only pay for what you use.
Scalable: Cloud resource is designed to scale with you as your business grows. It can support your company if you have one employee to thousands. Of course, things do get more complicated, but the underlining principles are the same.
Availability: The application that you need to run your business are assessable from any device that has the internet. You will no longer have to worry about connecting to your companies VPN to remote into a remote desktop to edit and view your files.
Disaster Recovery: When you work in the cloud you typically don’t have to worry about doing backups of your information.
Why Choose Pegas
When you are considering leveraging the cloud for your business, Pegas Technology Solutions can help you get better control of the technology runs your business and drive revenue back into your business! We would love to help your business become more productive and to solve all of your Information technology needs for your company. Give us a call at (207) 835-4053 to get started today.