Cloud computing delivers traditional computing services, like servers, databases, software and more, over the the cloud (i.e.. the Internet). Cloud computing is perfect for companies creating new applications and services, delivering software, analyzing data and more.
Making the Jump to the Cloud
Cloud migration is the process of uploading business applications or services from its current server to a cloud provider. This is often accomplished by migrating applications from an on-site server, but can also involve moving content from one cloud provider to another to address security concerns or service challenges.
Organizations migrate applications or services to the cloud for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s the added convenience, financial perks, or scalability, cloud database solutions offer an array of benefits for organizations to improve business processes and grow.
Benefits of the Cloud
Convenience and Reliability
With Microsoft cloud services, like Azure, your information is available anytime, anywhere. Because data is not hosted on-site, you can access key information even if a power outage or technical error brings down on-site applications.
Cloud database solutions are less expensive to maintain than on premise server applications. For example, most on-site applications require software or server updates. While there is a monthly fee associated with cloud computing solutions, it is often much less than the fees associated with on-site maintenance.
On-site servers can accrue additional costs, or technical incompatibility, when accessed from other locations. With a cloud database solution, your information is easily available anywhere.
Any time you rely on a third-party vendor, you open yourself up to additional security concerns. But, as cloud computing methods and providers vary, so do security qualifications. Several methods of cloud computing, specifically private and hybrid, provide stricter security qualifications to meet the needs of organizations with sensitive data concerns. On the flip side, a more public cloud will provide security and stability for companies and organizations not responsible for storing sensitive information. SWICKtech’s cloud consulting services can help you determine which method of cloud computing will suit your security needs.
As your business grows, updating on-site server technology can be incredibly pricey. Cloud computing makes it easy to scale your organization and is less expensive to upgrade as your IT needs change.
Setting up additional disaster recovery efforts within an on-site server can be pricey. With cloud computing, data recovery efforts are implemented at a much lower price.
Find your cloud.
Do you need a hybrid cloud or a private cloud?
As a leading provider of business cloud migration services in the Upper Midwest, SWICKtech understands every company and organization has different needs when it comes to cloud storage and security.
To accommodate these needs, we offer two primary options for business cloud storage: managed private clouds and hybrid clouds, including Azure, Google and Amazon Web Services.