The modern business environment is undergoing some major changes in terms of the way its IT facilities are set up. Many companies are moving away from computers that store all the user’s applications and data locally and instead are using hybrid cloud computing. There are several reasons for this including improved security and streamlined maintenance. Here we investigate the benefits for businesses.
Factors such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) highlight just how important security remains, particularly when it comes to client or customer information. Businesses who choose to operate using a hybrid cloud computing solution, such as the ones offered by Redcentric, can expect the highest standards of security along with the ability to access the apps and data they need with ease.
Hybrid cloud computing is also beneficial for businesses in terms of accessibility. The apps and data that are stored in the cloud can be accessed from anywhere and at any time. This means, for example, that should employees need to work from different locations inside of the company office or remotely, they can and the access is just the same as it would be if they were sat at their desk.
In addition to this, it doesn’t matter what type of device they choose to use. Smartphones, tablets and desktop computers can all access the cloud and the services therein. This makes for an improved collaborative environment and increased productivity.
Deployment and Maintenance
Using hybrid cloud solutions means that businesses can deploy things like applications, updates and information much quicker than if they were using a system where everything is stored locally on workstations. Plus, the likes of patches and upgrades are implemented by the service providers remotely and should this mean the system becoming temporarily unavailable, it can be done at a time that suits the client. The business benefits of this include better value and effective future-proofing.
Cloud computing solutions also work well for companies that regularly experiment with different types of software. Cloud computing means they are able to try out applications and if they aren’t appropriate drop them again without having to worry about licensing agreements or issues around installation – all this is taken care of by the providers and means greater flexibility.
Better Visibility and Analytics
Better visibility and analytics are another benefit of using a hybrid cloud computing solution. Information from across the system is consolidated and this makes it easier to assess and then use to plan, adapt and respond positively. In terms of the business benefits this means that it is easier to stay one step ahead of the game.
The are several financial incentives for using cloud computing solutions. The main considerations are that you can pay as you go and a single monthly fee is easy to account for. In addition, there are no one-off expensive payments to make for things such as upgrades as this happens both regularly and incrementally as is the system requirement.
Hybrid cloud computing is a modern business solution for the modern business environment.