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All you need to know about cloud.

Cloud computing is a model for delivering computing services, including data storage, processing, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence, over the internet (the cloud). Instead of running applications and storing data on local computers or servers, businesses and organizations can access these resources remotely through the internet. On this page we will explain the cloud further and cover benefits of operating in the cloud.

The types of cloud.

Cloud computing allows users to access and use shared computing resources, such as servers, storage, and applications, on a pay-per-use basis. This can be more cost-effective than maintaining on-premises infrastructure, as businesses and organizations only pay for the resources they use and don’t have to invest in and maintain their own hardware and software.

There are three main types of cloud computing:

  1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): This type of cloud computing provides access to infrastructure, such as servers, storage, and networking, on a pay-per-use basis.
  2. Platform as a Service (PaaS): This type of cloud computing provides a platform for developing, testing, and deploying applications, without the need to maintain the underlying infrastructure.
  3. Software as a Service (SaaS): This type of cloud computing provides access to software and applications over the internet, typically on a subscription basis.

Overall, cloud computing allows businesses and organizations to access and use computing resources on an as-needed basis, without the need to maintain their own infrastructure. This can provide benefits such as cost savings, scalability, and flexibility.

Why move to the cloud?

Discover the benefits of cloud.

There are several reasons why businesses and organizations might consider moving to the cloud:

  1. Cost savings: Cloud computing can be more cost-effective than maintaining on-premises infrastructure, particularly for small and medium-sized businesses that don’t have the resources to support a large IT staff.
  2. Scalability: Cloud computing allows businesses to scale up or down as needed, which can be helpful during periods of high demand or when business needs change.
  3. Flexibility: Cloud computing allows businesses to access resources from anywhere, at any time, as long as they have an internet connection. This can be particularly useful for remote teams or for businesses with a large number of remote workers.
  4. Improved collaboration: Cloud-based tools and platforms can make it easier for teams to collaborate and share information, regardless of their location.
  5. Increased security: Cloud providers typically have advanced security measures in place to protect customer data, which can be helpful for businesses that don’t have the resources to invest in their own security measures.

Overall, moving to the cloud can provide businesses with a number of benefits, including cost savings, scalability, flexibility, improved collaboration, and increased security.

Let’s talk about your cloud journey

Okay, clear. So how do I approach this move to the cloud?

There are several approaches that businesses and organizations can take when considering moving to the cloud. Here are some steps that you can follow:

  1. Assess your needs: Start by evaluating your business or organization’s current and future needs for computing resources, such as data storage, processing, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence. This will help you determine which cloud services are the best fit for your needs.
  2. Research cloud providers: Look into different cloud providers and their offerings to determine which one is the best fit for your business or organization. Consider factors such as pricing, service level agreements (SLAs), security measures, and compliance requirements. As Devoteam, we partner with the major cloud providers in the world, amongst which Microsoft, Google and AWS.
  3. Develop a plan: Create a plan for how you will migrate your existing resources to the cloud and how you will manage and maintain those resources in the cloud. This may include developing a timeline, identifying any potential roadblocks or challenges, and determining how you will handle data migration and integration with existing systems.
  4. Implement your plan: Once you have a solid plan in place, begin implementing your migration to the cloud. This may involve moving data and applications to the cloud, setting up new accounts and access controls, and configuring any necessary security measures.
  5. Monitor and review: Regularly review and monitor your use of the cloud to ensure that it is meeting your business or organization’s needs and to make any necessary adjustments. This may include monitoring performance, evaluating the cost of cloud services, and reviewing security measures.

Overall, moving to the cloud involves careful planning and consideration of your business or organization’s needs, as well as a thorough evaluation of cloud providers and their offerings. We strongly advise you to bring in an experienced consultant that has done this before to guide you through this fairly complicated process. Trust us, we’ve done it before.

Trust us, we’ve done this before.

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