Always in the Cloud

How to Avoid System Outages in the Connectivity of the Cloud

There are two words that no business should ever hear: system outage. Because most businesses have developed a vertical system with shared data being used simultaneously, all of the applications in the silo need connectivity. Many of these businesses will ask this question, often after the fact: how can these system outages be avoided? And the answer will almost always be, ‘the cloud’. Connectivity to the cloud allows your business to become untethered to any one system and the chance that it might fail. Always in the cloud means always doing business.

So how do you get to the cloud? Let’s begin with a look at your current system architecture. In many instances, your business is currently feeling the storage and usage weight of data. Because data and the continuous access to it not only from within your own enterprise but also from your customers, who may be connecting from a variety of devices, connectivity on every level is key to staying profitable. Once your systems begin to feel the strain, outages can occur.

Is the cloud the answer? In almost every situation, the answer is yes. Businesses consider the cloud as an alternative and the always on connectivity it supplies as an option. The cloud should be considered as much more. The always-on connectivity it provides complements a number of current and future plans you may already have in place. Your company should approach the concept well-informed and understand the all of the benefits moving your business’s connectivity to the cloud can provide and why.

Disaster planning
Businesses are subject to any number of natural and man-made disasters. You may insure the business, but the core needs of the enterprise will be disrupted. While you can protect people and property, the key pieces in your company’s rebuilding will come from a quick recovery. The cloud provides the business with the knowledge that key infrastructures are safe.

It doesn’t matter if you choose a shared cloud or develop your own private cloud, the cost savings involved goes beyond just the labor savings. While a single administrator can be employed to manage all your cloud applications, and because of the system’s virtualization and consolidation, physical upgrades and maintenance of company-owned systems are reduced as well.