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top 5 benefits of cloud hosting
alex lutz, service manager
One of the most popular topics of this tech-centric era is “cloud hosting.” The cloud has opened a whole new world of opportunities for companies. In fact, the global market for cloud computing is set to exceed $330 billion by the end of the year 2020! And rightly so.
Cloud hosting is an interesting and helpful concept: An infrastructure that brings data storage and computing power virtually to you – without any direct management required. Therefore, cloud hosting providers are becoming the most unifying, strengthening, and innovative forces in the corporate environment. In this article, we will discuss the top 5 benefits of this unique platform.
Cloud computing has become extremely popular due, in part, to the security benefits that it offers.
Cloud-based solutions are all about delivering higher standards of security to your in-house IT teams. This is made possible due to multi-factor authentication, which focuses on verifying user identity through a process of emails, texts or fingerprints for an added layer of protection.
Physical Data Security
When it comes to the physical security of data, businesses can prevent breaches to a limited extent, while many cloud vendors employ much stronger physical security measures to ensure data safety.
Acquiring security certifications is an expensive job. Cloud-solution providers solve this problem for by taking on the burden of compliance. Many with a full suite of compliance offerings to ensure your data secure.
Another significant benefit of cloud hosting is its scalability. Cloud hosting providers can easily increase or decrease the size of their IT solutions. This is one of the main reasons many companies sign up for cloud solutions. In fact, according to the Cloud Infrastructure Report 85% of organizations expect to move their workloads to the cloud this year! Here, your infrastructure can scale and grow with your business. It literally takes just a few minutes to add resources, like storage, to an existing account. It just takes a few clicks!
3. Redundancy / Business Continuity
Redundancy is a big deal! In the event of a disaster it is important to know your data is safe. Moving your infrastructure to the cloud ensures that your data is not only secure, but also safely backed up and running in multiple geographic regions. Because cloud storage is seemingly infinite, you don’t have to worry about running out of space for your files. More than 40 zettabytes of data are expected to be flowing through cloud servers by the end of this year! With cloud hosting, you can expect secure, reliable access to your data at all times.
According to recent research, over 3.5 billion smartphones are being used globally today! Conveniently, the cloud allows you to access your information at any place, any time, with any devices. Whether it’s your in-house team, remote team, or freelance employees, everyone can work with added flexibly. Moving to the cloud ensures that a global workforce can collaborate and communicate with ease.
5. Competitive Advantage
Companies moving to the cloud are also gaining a competitive advantage over their rivals. With the introduction of analytics and big data, companies can now share their data seamlessly and make more informed data-driven decisions. For reference, 80% of companies have reported operational improvements within the first few months of adopting cloud-based technology. This contributes to growth and increased profits.
Overall, cloud hosting has a lot to offer. From control to performance, to scalability, it can meet nearly any technology need that a successful company requires. So, for your business to stay relevant in today’s industry, it is crucial to understand and consider your options in the cloud. Contact us to learn more how Lutz Tech can help your business employ cloud-based technology.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ALEX LUTZ + SERVICE MANAGER
Alex Lutz is a Service Manager for Lutz Tech’s managed services team. He is responsible for service and technical escalations, as well as building processes and procedures to improve the quality of service on the MSP helpdesk.
AREAS OF FOCUS
- Lutz Tech Helpdesk
- Service and Technical Escalations
AFFILIATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
- Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
- Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCITP)
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