Better staff productivity
Maintaining on-premises servers requires a lot of time, money and manual effort. There are many day-to-day tasks that your staff spend time on, like heavy lifting, racking, stacking and powering servers, patching databases, modifying configurations, ensuring security and compliance and more. In the cloud, most tasks are either handled by the cloud provider or can be automated, thus requiring minimal effort. This enables your staff to focus on growing your business and strategic work like designing better applications and user experience for your customers.
Better operational resilience
IT availability is critical. Unplanned outages due to hardware or software failures, security breaches or human error, can be extremely costly. Having resilient operations on-premises requires redundant expensive resources that you pay for but do not use efficiently. Cloud architecture is extremely resilient and secure. Your resources are automatically replicated to multiple independent data centres (availability zones) ensuring continuity and disaster recovery. A failure in one does not interrupt your operations. The cloud also enables the most advanced cybersecurity operations on the market to be deployed and run cost-effectively.
Better speed and agility
Traditional server infrastructure is slow to deploy and restricts innovation. Product development requires investment in additional on-premise resources that can take days or weeks to implement. Subsequently, failed development ideas cost you money as you still need to maintain all your infrastructure. In the cloud, you can provision resources globally in minutes and remove them when no longer needed – no financial strain and no long-term commitment. The cloud also enables you to have a global presence instantly. Lower costs, faster development and a global reach enable you to innovate more and bring products to market faster globally.