Cloud computing benefits
There are several trends pushing business—across all industries—toward the cloud. For most organizations, the current way of doing business might not deliver the agility to grow, or may not provide the platform or flexibility to compete. The explosion of data created by an increasing number of digital businesses is pushing the cost and complexity of data center storage to new levels—demanding new skills and analytics tools from IT.
Modern cloud solutions help companies meet the challenges of the digital age. Instead of managing their IT, organizations have the ability to respond quickly to a more fast-paced and complex business landscape. With modern cloud economics, the cloud delivers business value and reduces cost, helping enterprises achieve their full business potential with their cloud spend.
Cloud computing provides a superior alternative to traditional information technology, including these areas:
- Cost—eliminate capital expenses
- Speed—instantly provision space for development and testing
- Global scale—scale elastically
- Productivity—increased collaboration, predictable performance, and customer isolation
- Performance—better price/performance for cloud native workloads
- Reliability—fault-tolerant, scalable, distributed systems across all services
How cloud computing fosters innovation
Cloud customers benefit from automatically having the latest innovations and emerging technologies built into their IT systems, because the cloud provider takes on the work of developing new capabilities and features.
It’s about the speed of innovation. With the right cloud provider, customers can leverage a modern cloud computing architecture to innovate faster, increase productivity, and lower costs. Better yet, choosing a cloud provider that offers an integrated cloud (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS) architecture gives businesses the ability to move from operations to innovation and deliver new apps and services, including the use of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), chatbots, blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Companies can harness the abundance of data to gain predictive insights into their businesses and ultimately drive better outcomes for their customers.
How cloud security builds trust
Moving to the cloud removes the headaches and costs of maintaining IT security. An experienced cloud provider continually invests in the latest security technology—not only to respond to potential threats, but also to enable customers to better meet their regulatory requirements.
The best cloud providers invest in every layer of cloud security as part of their overall design across global data center regions. Such a multilayer secure cloud approach offers security at the level the customer’s business requires.
How the cloud connects business processes
Business processes describe how work is done from beginning to end. They are a good way to describe how people are working together today, how they would like to work together ideally, and how their work will be shaped with the introduction of new cloud technology. With an integrated cloud solution, organizations are better equipped to manage and assess the costs and benefits of technology projects.
For organizations that struggle with disconnected business processes and data silos, the cloud offers a way to transform their business operations. With the cloud, there’s no need reinvent the process wheel. Complete cloud application suites are not modular but instead are connected, eliminating data silos and enabling integration and intelligent business decisions.
Finding a cloud provider that provides all three layers of the cloud—in connected and unprecedented ways—is essential. Moreover, businesses need a complete, integrated platform with intelligent solutions at every layer.