Who hasn’t heard of the cloud and data centers?
Especially, in the wake of COVID-19, most of us are finding ourselves working remotely or in some type of office home hybrid situation.
Before the pandemic, many of us were already using use the cloud for our mobile apps, videos and pictures.
Once we went remote, whatever parts of our business that weren’t already in the cloud, moved there instantly including MS products like Teams and our line-of-business (LOB) applications.
But do you know, pandemic or not, how beneficial the cloud is for your business?
Not only is the cloud useful for buying back space from your physical hardware but it’s ideal for backing up critical files. In addition, it offers greater cost-efficiencies, flexibility, and scalability to effectively grow with your business. Here’s how.
Cloud-based data storage helps you backup important data quickly and, if need be, recover business critical documents.
Cloud and data center solutions keep your vital data safe by building redundancies of all your business information. In addition, you can easily automate your backups to save you time and to reclaim the space that your physical servers use to occupy.
There are multiple cloud solutions out there. For example, our Mentis Business Cloud, which is powered by Microsoft Azure, provides real time information protection. It accomplishes this by allowing you to keep all your information in one protected place rather than sharing it via email and other less cybersecure channels for various business needs. Again, you’ll save space, time and cost by no longer being charged with maintaining your own on-premise servers.
Reduced need for pesky, expensive physical hardware.
Manual backups (mostly) are a thing of the past.
You can greatly reduce the cost you used to be spending on information storage with the cloud and a customized data center solution. With the cloud, you can just pay the service fee that goes along with the services you actually need. The cloud allows you to customize your storage, allowing you to expand capacity for peak times in business and reductions for lags, saving you more money as well as providing you with ultimate flexibility.
Flexibility doesn’t just start and stop with storage capacity.
The cloud invites your employees to work together remotely. This helps improve their collaboration capabilities, which strengthens their overall morale while boosting productivity and quality of work. This flexibility introduces portability and freedom to your business infrastructure by improving the way your employees work, all while keeping your information safe, ESPECIALLY with your remote workers.
Also, not only is your information safe, but so is the planet because shifting your storage to the cloud can vastly reduce the size of your carbon footprint. This is because the cloud needs less hardware, server rooms and data centers to back up your data. This in turn translates into a more energy efficient usage and helps you save money on maintenance and resources.
Cloud solutions are an excellent way to operate your company’s IT operations without the cost of expensive hardware, storage, and software investments. Mentis Group will help you choose the best options for your business, whether it’s the public cloud, private cloud, or a hybrid solution, where some of your technology assets remain on-premise with the rest operating entirely in the cloud.
Do you already have a cloud strategy?
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