More and more companies decide to choose a cloud server over a traditional on premise server. And that’s in most cases a no brainer given de numerous advantages of cloud computing over traditional IT. Gartner projects the cloud services industry to keep growing exponentially through 2022.
Here’s my top 6 advantages that make cloud computing so attractive:
1. It’s scalable
It provides organizations with capacity at the moment they need it. Without large investments in advance.
2. Higher reliability
If you have chosen a serious provider, Cloud Computing offers higher reliability because multiple servers form ‘The Cloud’ together. This creates redundancy because the functioning of the system is no longer dependent on individual servers or components. On top of that it’s run by a company whose only job is to keep everything up and running. That’s why it’s usually more reliable than your own on premise server.
3. Lower costs
Because you only pay per use and unused capacity is shared among users, it is less expensive than hosting and maintaining a server yourself.
4. Always up to date
A Cloud server always runs the latest software version. This means there will no longer be any difference in document formats within a company. Another advantage is the added security that always updated software brings.
5. Universal access
No matter where you want to open your document or programs from, you and your colleagues always work in the same environment. From the office, at home or on the road.
6. Easier collaboration
Because all data is located centrally on the same system, it is easier to work together within a company.