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5 WAYS YOU CAN USE CLOUD

TO ELEVATE YOUR BUSINESS

For the last few years, a business’s technology infrastructure has been just as important to the success of a business as the likes of finance, good staff resource, and a decent business strategy. This technology infrastructure needs to be efficient and suitable for your business, but just as importantly, must also be able to scale to your business needs as your company continues to grow.

Cloud solutions offer this scalability which until recent years has been difficult to achieve without extensive resources and time. Nowadays, there are a number of varied virtual cloud solutions available that offer a flexible approach to growth. Below you can find five reasons why you definitely should be using the cloud:

 

1. SIMPLE SCALABILITY

2. OPEX BEATS CAPEX

Quite simply, the cloud is built for scaling. Because you don’t need any physical hardware on site to run your cloud solutions, you can grow or shrink your cloud usage quickly and efficiently. Gone are the days of running out of capacity on servers because you’re pushing them to the limit – with hosted solutions you can simply turn up your service requirement with a quick phone call to your hosting service provider.

 

 

As the EU tightens laws and regulations around the storage and use of data, thinking about the locality of your prospective cloud provider is particularly important. Safe Harbor, the 15 year old agreement that allowed US cloud services providers to operate in Europe (and handle data out of Europe) has recently been struck down by the European high court. A replacement agreement is yet to be agreed, but those who rely on the Safe Harbor ruling will no doubt be affected. It’s changes in legislation such as this that mean that picking a local cloud provider is a safer bet for UK businesses.

3. HOSTED CLOUD SOLUTIONS MAKE MANY SITES LIGHT WORK

Virtualising your network on a hosted cloud allows multiple sites or remote workers to connect to your network efficiently and securely. It prevents sites working in siloed environments and offers access to data anywhere, at any time, no matter where you are in the world. This instant agility improves employee productivity and reduces time spent twiddling thumbs waiting for data.

4. DATA PROTECTION AND SECURITY

Because data is such an important asset to a business, data breaches can be devastating. By hosting data with a provider that has an intelligent and complex data protection strategy, your data can be just as secure, if not more secure, than if it’s hosted on site.

5. CLOUD SUPPORTS INTELLIGENT APPLICATIONS

Because data is such an important asset to a business, data breaches can be devastating. By hosting data with a provider that has an intelligent and complex data protection strategy, your data can be just as secure, if not more secure, than if it’s hosted on site.

ARE YOU CONVINCED YET?

The benefits for moving to cloud are tangible and clear. For a business intending to grow, you cant refute the fact that a hosted cloud solution is the way forward. The cloud offers lower costs, and is supported by great flexibility and scalability.

 

Hosting Techniques offers a range of powerful, flexible and secure cloud solutions to help your business grow. Move to the cloud with confidence by contacting HTL today.

 

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