“The UK cloud computing market size is forecasted to grow to £59 billion in 2024” Mintel 2022
This is huge. For years there was talk about ‘the cloud’, about how companies should be embracing it, how individuals can benefit from it. There’s no doubt that the last few years have increased the pace of cloud adoption, but right now, in 2023 and we’re all using it. We’re all benefitting from its very being, without considering how it has made life easier, more efficient and more cost effective.
So if your business is still being hosted on-premise, take a read and consider how you might save your company money, get closer to your customers and ultimately provide the best experience to both your team and your clients.
For increased security, flexibility and resilience
High level security:
There are a range of security features, including identity and access management, network security, threat detection and response and data encryption. The system is compliant with a wide range of industry and regulatory standards so that you can be confident your data is secure. Security measures are a continuous improvement; millions of dollars are being spent on ensuring all aspects of security are covered.
Pricing is done by the second, which makes it really dynamic. Unlike on-premise, you don’t need to forecast how much capacity will need in five years’ time. It allows you to quickly scale your computing resources up or down depending on your needs. This means you can easily accommodate changing demand without having to worry about managing and maintaining your own hardware infrastructure.
Offering high availability and redundancy, you can be confident that your applications will remain available even if there is a hardware failure or outage. It also offers a wide range of disaster recovery and backup solutions to help you protect your data and applications. If a server should fail, you won’t even know about it.
With a flexible pricing model, you only pay for the resources you use. As you don’t own equipment, you don’t have to maintain any hardware, don’t have to dispose of physical hardware when it gets outdated and don’t need employ staff to maintain. Surely a win-win scenario?