'Going to the cloud' is one of the biggest trends in businesses today. IT departments want to stop relying on physical servers by moving applications and storage to off-site locations, where access can occur at any time.
Utilizing cloud providers has several benefits. First, companies don't have to set aside space or budget for the physical infrastructure. Second, it frees up a significant amount of time for IT. Finally, it makes your IT infrastructure extremely scalable, giving your business plenty of room for growth.
Despite these benefits, many businesses are still hesitant to utilize a cloud service provider. Below, you'll find some of the most common concerns about turning to a cloud service provider, and what you can do to alleviate these fears.
Taking the plunge from handling data storage and security on-site is a major leap of faith. Typically, there are three primary reasons organizations will shy away from pulling the trigger.
The first reason is that they're hesitant to give up control of their data. Not knowing where your information is, or being able to see the process each day can be concerning. Giving up this control is a major hurdle for hands-on organizations.
The second reason companies hesitate is they don't understand or trust the cloud yet. Physical servers can be seen and tinkered with; they make sense. Handing off critical business processes to the cloud is a lot to ask if you don't know what's going on. For companies with especially sensitive information, like patient data, these concerns can be even greater.
Finally, some organizations are simply worried about the cost. Your physical solutions might already be set in place. DRaaS solutions can vary a great deal, from the level of security you need to the amount of data you're storing, and even how much bandwidth you require. These pricing concerns can be enough to drive some businesses away.
Overcoming Your Concerns
Luckily, many of these concerns are unfounded or can be solved. The trick is finding a reputable cloud service provider that makes sure your concerns are handled. Here's how the right provider assuages your fears:
- Providing powerful control interfaces that give your organization control over your data, even when it's being stored off-site in the cloud.
- Making security a priority, going beyond even the strictest standards. This security gives you peace of mind even when you don't see the physical infrastructure.
- Offering a straightforward pricing solution that relieves your organization of the costs of maintaining the systems and housing the physical infrastructure.
Remember to reach out to us here when you're considering DRaaS. We'll work with you to come up with the perfect cloud service provider solution that leaves you at peace and helps make your business run much smoother!
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