More and more businesses are utilizing the public cloud because it’s a way to store important information without the costs that are associated with maintaining your own infrastructure.
But that probably leaves you wondering exactly how the public cloud can elevate your business operations.
The biggest way it impacts your business is by making things easier. Here’s how:
- No Need to Back Anything Up
- Forget About Security
- Scale Up or Down in an Instant
No Need to Back Anything Up
Backing up data is extremely important. It’s a way to make sure you always have the information you need regardless of human error, hardware failure, virus attacks, or other disasters. That way your company can get back to business quickly and efficiently, no matter what the circumstances. But sticking to a schedule of creating new backups and maintaining old backups can be a nightmare.
That’s where the public cloud comes in.
All of your data is backed up automatically within the cloud. All you have to do is upload your information and your cloud provider will make sure your data is backed up properly so it’s always at your fingertips.
Forget About Security
Hackers and viruses are a continuing threat. There was a 102% increase in cybercrime involving ransomware in the first half of 2021 compared to the beginning of 2020, with global cybercrime expected to cost $10.5 trillion by 2025.
When you use a public cloud, that’s not something you have to worry about. Cloud providers offer security features that are hard to match, especially for small and even mid-sized companies. From data encryption to infrastructure monitoring and multi-factor authentication, you can rest easy knowing that your data is secure without having to do a single thing to secure your data yourself.
Scale Up or Down in an Instant
Strategically scaling your business involves many steps. It gets even more complex if you’re trying to scale your business with your own computing power.
There’s no need to upgrade your current IT infrastructure if you use the cloud. You can expand your services in an instant with your provider simply by asking.
Using the cloud can be a godsend for companies that need to scale down too. Getting stuck dealing with the costs that are associated with managing your own infrastructure when you aren’t even utilizing it fully can cause your company to go under. If your operation is getting smaller, just let your cloud provider know and they’ll customize a new service plan that fits your needs and your budget.
It can be scary to think about leaving your data in the hands of someone else, but the truth is, it can elevate your business operations by making things so much easier. Choose a public cloud provider and you don’t have to worry about backups, security, or scaling, which means your business can grow and pivot without many of the growing pains that are associated with maintaining your own IT infrastructure.