Moving to the cloud makes sense in 2023, for a whole host of reasons. Although it’s a big move bringing on-site applications and infrastructure over to the cloud, it doesn’t have to be difficult or scary – and in fact it allows you to take advantage of several major benefits.
One of these – and the primary one we will be discussing today – is scalability. Even during a tough economic climate, the cloud can help you to scale, and do so more effectively than ever.
First of All, What Is Meant By “Cloud Scalability”?
The term cloud scalability refers to the ability for a system to be able to easily scale up or scale down the quantity and variety of resources available, based on the business or a user’s requirements.
This enables the cloud system to adapt to meet the demand of changing workloads as your business grows, changes location, or adds new ones.
Continue reading to see how your business can benefit from cloud scalability.
Faster Access to Resources
With the power of cloud technology driving your business, you are able to access new tools and resources quickly, and can easily integrate these with your existing infrastructure.
The world of cloud computing moves quickly and there are new software, features, applications, and patches released all the time that help businesses to achieve a modern, efficient level of operation.
By utilising the cloud effectively, your business can therefore access the most up to date and innovative resources on the market, designed to help you improve anything from internal operations, to partner collaboration, to customer experience.
One of the beauties of modern technology is the ability to automate processes, tasks, and admin duties that otherwise consume significant amounts of your and your staff’s time.
Cloud systems allow you to automate and streamline many processes, from your organisational security to data backups and daily tasks and team collaboration. Although it requires carefully thought out setup, this can hugely reduce the amount of manual work that staff and IT teams need to do in future, allowing them to complete complex tasks and actions with just the click of a button.
Less time spent creating tasks, carrying out admin work, and managing tools / apps means more time for your business to work on what matters to get more customers and grow.
Ability To Plan For Multiple Locations In Future & Move To Them Seamlessly
For many organisations, part of scaling means opening new branches and offices. As your business grows you may need more space for your increasing workforce or new locations to meet the demand of your growing customer base, however moving and setting up a new site takes considerable time and careful planning.
Cloud scalability makes this process significantly smoother by giving you the capability to set up new locations with the same system you’re currently using. It’s much easier to plan ahead and know exactly what resources you’ll need for a new location based on what you currently use, and can simply expand your system to maintain harmonised collaboration and unity across existing and new locations.
Centralised Data Storage and Backup
The centralisation of your data storage using the cloud is a great way to keep important data accessible and safe, whilst minimising hardware and data management.
It works by storing all of your data, across devices and servers, in one centralised place off-premises.
As an organisation with constantly changing demand for access to this data, it’s a great advantage to be able to access it from multiple places at the same time. The same can be applied to data backups, as any number of devices can still access your data during a crisis, helping you to continue to operate smoothly and avoid delays.
This ability to access the same data from multiple devices or servers is perfect for scaling businesses, as any new virtual servers serving a new office or location can just as easily access the existing database. In turn, this minimises delays and issues that could otherwise be faced when attempting to provide access to relevant data for newly setup branches.
One of the biggest advantages of cloud systems is their flexibility to be used across businesses of all types and sizes, and can suit a wide range of configurations and requirements.
In an economic climate where working remotely is both popular and cost-effective, the cloud becomes the ultimate tool – providing staff with collaborative apps and access to everything they need securely, from wherever they are.
For businesses who are able to employ staff remotely, this can be an effective way to scale without having to worry about new offices or branches. The cloud allows you to setup new remote staff with access to a virtual server that gives them exactly what they need straight away to work for your business as if they were in the office with you.
Regardless of what you do, increasing efficiency and productivity is an essential part of growing and scaling your business. More time spent focusing on work that drives results will ultimately increase your revenue.
Increasing efficiency and productivity is also a key advantage of utilising cloud systems which, in a number of ways, save time and allow you to extract more from important tasks.
From reducing admin and management tasks, to providing staff with better tools to carry out their work, to giving you access to company-wide insights that drive more intelligent decisions, cloud systems can vastly improve how your business operates and give you a way to optimise more efficiently.
Cloud scalability is one of the greatest advantages to utilising cloud systems and it can benefit your business in a wide number of ways that will aid and support you to increase your revenue and grow in a cost-effective way.
If you would like to know more about moving to the cloud, or would like to create a strategy for optimising your current cloud infrastructure, request a call from one of our advisors today. We can help you to create a strategy that’s specific to your business and its goals that will identify cost-saving and optimisation opportunities.
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