October 22, 2020

Benefits Of Cloud Hosting Your Servers

What are the benefits of cloud hosting your servers?

The cost of hosting your servers, fiber-optic high-speed internet, and other components that enable any business to go serverless have dropped considerably in the last five years. Below, we discuss the major points of why moving your applications, files, security, and other typical server roles into the cloud make sense.

Cost of Ownership

Cloud Hosted servers cost a fraction of the upfront cost and do not require your IT staff to maintain.

Built-in redundancy

As with all of our hosted devices, Itecs has built-in redundancy.

Accessible from anywhere

Users can access the cloud-hosted devices from anywhere in the world if that is the way you have it configured. This allows for Business travelers the ability to securely access corporate data while still being securely connected.

Back-up and disaster recovery is taken care of for you

Businesses of all sizes should be investing in robust disaster recovery, but for smaller companies that lack the required cash and expertise, this is often more an ideal than reality. Cloud is now helping more SMBs buck that trend.

According to Aberdeen Group, small businesses are twice as likely as larger companies to have implemented cloud-based back-up and recovery solutions that save time, avoid large up-front investment and roll up third-party expertise as part of the deal.

No large upfront capital investment required

Cloud Hosting removes the high cost of hardware. You pay as you go and enjoy a subscription-based model that you adjust to your cash flow. Add to that the ease of setup and management, and suddenly your scary IT project looks a lot friendlier. It has never been easier to take the first step to cloud adoption.

Employees can be digital nomads - and that's good for your bottom line

In the current times of Covid, more and more employees are working remotely. Having an Itecs Promus Cloud Hosted server allows for more granular control over company data.

Improved document control

The more employees and partners collaborate on documents, the greater the need for watertight document control. Before the cloud, workers had to send files back and forth as email attachments to be worked on by one user at a time. Sooner or later – usually sooner – you end up with a mess of conflicting file content, formats, and titles.

As even the smallest companies become more spread out geographically, the scope for complication rises. According to one study, "73% of knowledge workers collaborate with people in different time zones and regions at least monthly". When you make a move to cloud computing, all files are stored centrally, and everyone has one source of the truth. Greater visibility means improved collaboration, which ultimately means better work and a healthier bottom line.

Enjoy better IT security and tracking

Lost company devices are a billion-dollar industry.

And potentially more significant than the loss of an expensive piece of kit is losing the sensitive data inside it. Cloud computing gives you greater security when this happens. Because your data is stored in the cloud, you can access it no matter what happens to your machine. You can even remotely wipe data from lost laptops, so it doesn't get into the wrong hands.

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