Whether it's an SMB or an Enterprise, non-IT or an IT development company, the better choice is to use one of the many cloud services available today.
Simply put, you are outsourcing your IT infrastructure and maintenance to channel your energies in your core business.
Reasons for moving to cloud include:
Drop in IT costThere is no need to buy expensive hardware and worry about setting up a server room or data centre in the case of an Enterprise. This also means that you can have a lean IT team as infrastructure monitoring and updates are handled automatically on the cloud. Most cloud services have a pay as you use model so If you are starting off, then you can experiment with a FREE tier for your MVP and gradually scale as per your need. Cloud is also the right place to mine your big data as you can save huge infrastructure costs of data warehousing. Business continuityCloud computing reduces your time to market by making it easy for your product team to setup, develop and deploy. Whether your area is facing a natural disaster or even a power failure, you don’t have to worry about downtime because your data is on the cloud. Ease of useYour team can work out of anywhere and access the data on cloud. Setting up an environment is super easy and once done they don't have to worry about scaling or handling software updates. Even data backup is automatically taken care of. SecurityAll cloud services have standard security policies such as firewalls, threat detection such as malware and overall monitoring.Having said that, each application provider has to build in strong security measures to prevent any form of security attack starting with a strong authentication mechanism. How to choose the right cloud service provider?Besides the big three players Amazon AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure there is a growing list of cloud service providers to choose from. Some of them are Rackspace, DigitalOcean, VMWare, SalesForce, Oracle cloud.Briefly, cost, technology stack invested in and security are some of the parameters that will go into choosing the right provider. Here are some blogs to aid you in comparing cloud service providers
At Mezzlink we have largely used AWS and Google Cloud for client needs and our own products. If you are starting off or want to move to the cloud, we can walk you through what it takes to transition and also help you achieve it.