Cloud Compute is a cloud based service that uses virtual servers from which businesses can run all their normal business applications. Using Cloud Compute removes the need for traditional on premise servers by using cloud based servers in a highly secure offsite location. It provides a competitively-priced IT solution on a monthly subscription as opposed to a large one-off IT investment in server hardware which could eventually become obsolete.
More and more businesses of all sizes are moving to cloud computing. Research from the Cloud Industry Forum reveals that the overall cloud adoption rate in the UK is now at 88%, with 67% of users expecting to increase their adoption of cloud services over the coming year.
Cloud Compute means that your business does not actually own, manage or maintain any of the underlying hardware. You simply manage the applications you require and add them as and when you need. This removes any investment in server hardware and ongoing support and makes for easy budgeting with a fixed monthly fee that includes the server, storage, VPN connectivity and firewall facilities.
With Cloud Compute, your IT infrastructure can quickly scale up and down as required to enable business growth and you only pay for what you use.
Unlike traditional computing systems that rely on physical on-site equipment, Cloud Compute is hosted entirely off-site. This has resilience benefits in the case of a disaster, providing access to your applications and data, no matter what the situation is in the office.
Cloud Compute helps SMEs to use technology to embrace more flexible ways of working with applications and data accessed securely from any location in any country. From satellite offices to alternative sites, hotels, cafes and service stations, your staff can access their files and applications in real time as if they were in the office which allows greater collaborative opportunities and added efficiency for your employees and colleagues.
If your business is considering moving to Cloud Compute for email, office applications, storage or CRM talk to one of our cloud experts about moving your telecommunications to the cloud as well.