Increasingly businesses – both small and large – are moving their data, applications, servers, and desktop services to the cloud. Some companies chose to migrate all their IT estate while others adopt a hybrid approach, which essentially means a mix of locally held and cloud services.
There are huge benefits in moving to the cloud, not least the potential cost savings and improved uptime of services. Services running in the cloud also automatically benefit from failover should any of your infrastructure fail.
Also, should your business experience peaks and troughs in terms of demand on IT, the cloud is perfect as you can scale up and down very easily meaning you only pay for what you need, on demand.
Your cloud services are automatically updated with the latest security patches to ensure you are protected against the threats of malicious attack from external sources.
Some companies prefer to keep some of their applications on local servers and in some cases this makes sense. However, this doesn’t stop you moving other services and applications to the cloud where they work seamlessly with those held locally.
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