Wednesday 9th May 2018
by Maria Griffin
Don’t fear the cloud
There is still a level of fear and apprehension out there in terms of moving to the cloud. This is partly due to it being different from your current way of doing things. But also because there are a number of myths related to the cloud. Don’t let this fear keep you from harnessing the power and benefits of cloud computing.
There really is no need to fear the cloud. Most organisations are adopting a cloud-based model nowadays which can be hybrid or full public cloud. In our experience, it is usually a hybrid model as in reality there is almost always some sort of on-premises server, even if it’s just a domain controller or print server.
Applications which work well in the cloud are:
- Business Intelligence (BI)
- Public facing data applications and websites
- Data storage or archiving
- Disaster recovery
Those that don’t work well are monolithic applications, those with physical onsite dependency and applications from which data is frequently extracted. Working with a cloud partner can help you determine a cloud strategy which works best for you. Choosing a cloud partner who can help you manage and secure your cloud infrastructures can also be a best option for companies.
Why you shouldn’t fear the cloud
- Speed – it’s fast, fast fast.
- Microsoft guarantees 99.9% uptime (approx 4.38 hours of downtime per year).
- AWS guarantees 99.99% uptime.
- Azure has some basic Back up and DR processes – but don’t leave it at just that. See our blog on “Cloud and backup – when new rules apply”.
- Cloud applications tend to enforce multi-factor authentication and application password requirements.
- Cloud-based applications help with compliance including GDPR.
- It is flexible and can save you money – OpEx versus CapEx.
- Your storage space can grow as you grow.
- Strong hybrid capability
If you still fear the cloud talk to us and we will help. Trilogy designs, builds and manages hybrid cloud infrastructure and is both an Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure certified partner.