Cloud computing offers a new way to manage your business by providing IT services through virtualized applications, software, hardware, and networking services that are housed in an internet “cloud.” Unlike a traditional environment where you own and actively manage the infrastructure and resources, a cloud computing model enables you to “lease” these resources. The cloud provides unmatched flexibility to quickly adapt to your changing business needs and it’s the most efficient, most dependable, and most agile environment ever created.
Cloud solutions improve operations efficiency, enhance access, accelerate service delivery, and lower costs by consolidating and virtualizing your desktops, servers, and storage into a shared pool of resources that are allocated on the fly.
More than 50% of information technology will be in the cloud within 5-10 years, and 82% of companies save money by moving to the cloud.
Key Benefits of the Cloud:
- Secure & Reliable: Cloud computing gives you greater security because your data is stored in the cloud. Your can access it no matter what happens to your machine, and you can even remotely wipe data from lost laptops so it doesn’t get into the wrong hands.
- Scalable & Flexible: If your needs increase, it’s easy to scale up your cloud capacity, drawing on the service’s remote servers. If you need to scale down, the flexibility is baked in to the service. The level of agility can give businesses using cloud computing a real advantage over competitors.
- Accessibility: With cloud computing, if you’ve got an internet connection you can be at work. And with most serious cloud services offering mobile apps, you’re not restricted by which device you’ve got to hand.
- Enhances Collaboration: When your teams can access, edit, and share documents anytime, from anywhere, they’re able to do more together, and do it better. Cloud-based workflow and file sharing apps help them make updates in real time and gives them full visibility of their collaborations.
- Higher Productivity: Data and applications are available to employees no matter where they are in the world. Workers can take their work anywhere via smartphone and tablets.
- Lower Costs: The costs of cloud computing are much more flexible than traditional methods. Companies only need to commission server and infrastructure capacity as and when it is needed. More capacity can be provisioned for peak times and then de-provisioned when no longer needed. You don’t have to spend significant money on hardware, facilities, utilities, and other aspects of operations.
Different Cloud Options:
Public Cloud: Works for industries without major privacy concerns that have a lot of data, and for companies that prefer a pay-as-you-go model.
Private Cloud: Works for industries with privacy concerns, mid and large size enterprises that require security/compliance standards to be met, and companies that must have control over data sovereignty.
Hybrid Cloud: Works for companies that prefer the security of a private cloud and can split data into sensitive and non-sensitive spheres, companies with big data processing, and enterprises that experience seasonal spikes in data.
PCM recognizes the power of the cloud and offers many solutions for organizations like yours. Whether you are looking for a public cloud, private cloud, or a combination of the two, PCM has the extensive designing, deploying, and managing solutions from the industry’s top manufacturers.
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