Cloud Computing: Is It Right for Your Business?
You probably know the basics of cloud computing and have already considered using this technology in your business, but how do you know it’s the right move for your company?
Advantages, like cost-effectiveness and high performance, have helped cloud computing to become quite popular among different industries in just a few years time. Still, when deciding to replace traditional IT solutions for cloud-based applications, companies need to weigh factors like: availability, security, capacity, flexibility and cost-benefit relationship.
Before deciding to move to the cloud, try asking yourself the following questions about your business:
- What requirements do your applications have?
Some applications can’t be moved to the cloud because of specific hardware component requirements. Be sure to start by identifying your system needs to see if the cloud fits your business.
How much capacity will you use?
Take into consideration that, when your company’s capacity needs increase, so will the prices for owning or leasing. Your monthly IT budget should be based on that.
Is your company’s information limited by data regulation?
Depending on the nature of your business, storing data in the cloud may not be the best option. Why? It could be that you’re handling confidential information or you might have a governing body that requires sensitive data to remain local.
Regardless of the decision you make on virtualizing your data center, trust Petronella Computer Consultants as a partner because we’ll help you reach your business goals! Visit our website or contact us for more information on the services we offer.