COINS technical services expert Christa Richardson describes five key benefits of moving from a premises-based IT system to a cloud-hosted construction IT system. They include ending hardware costs, better preparing for disasters, greater agility, and freeing people to focus on business strategy rather than IT infrastructure.
There are no more hardware replacement costs
Hardware replacement costs and server maintenance can be costly, not to mention the time of technical support and effort to maintain this equipment. And while it can be difficult to directly compare the costs of running cloud infrastructure with traditional on-premises deployments, the bottom line is that a cloud-hosted solution will offer options that would not only be very costly to replicate with local computers. , but also, in some cases, difficult or unfeasible, especially for smaller organizations.
A cloud-hosted solution turns traditional technology capital spending into an operating expense, eliminating purchases of servers and related equipment and increasing the cash flow flexibility of construction companies.
Optimal disaster recovery
Disaster recovery planning has always been a key component to business continuity. To better prepare for disaster recovery, cloud-hosted solutions offer features that ensure minimal data loss in the event of a data center failure, minimizing the risks associated with local systems.
Flexibility, agility and automation
There is a growing demand for flexibility, agility, and automation, where users need faster computing performance and scalable resources.
BMC notes that “from a business perspective, organizations focus on agility and automation as a means to facilitate faster assessment time, so they migrate mission-critical IT workloads to the cloud meet these business demands. Unlike the traditional data center infrastructure that limits these capabilities, the public cloud model like Microsoft Azure offers the flexibility to scale on-demand infrastructure resources. ”
The power of virtualization facilitates the scale of the constructive solution as it grows. For example, if you add more users or have acquired new businesses, the system is responsible for increasing power and resources on the server. Gone are the days of limiting the size or capabilities of the server’s physical equipment.
More time to focus on strategic goals
Cloud hosting for your building solution will free your IT team from the daily burden of system administration tasks.
Farewell to days of concern about installing fixes or service packs, performing downtime updates, database tuning, version updates, backup monitoring, recovery disaster and server maintenance.
The system can handle all of this while continuously monitoring the server and databases for maximum availability, services that will load the workload of your IT team, allowing them to focus on strategic business goals.
Cloud computing is a secure alternative
Security is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, especially among the headlines of major organizations that suffer from hacked services and networks.
Some companies believe that having physical control of their servers is more secure, while others see that security is stricter with Microsoft Azure Cloud offerings.
Regardless of where your business may stand in this debate, when it comes to security, Gartner’s forecast highlights the focus on cloud solutions for executing performance-sensitive and performance-sensitive IT workloads. the mission.
The cloud industry is proving that local data center systems do not automatically translate into stronger security and that cloud computing now offers a secure alternative. COINS is hosted on Microsoft Azure, which global companies, governments and emerging companies rely on.
- Christa Richardson is an expert in technical services for COINS, a member of GCR’s global network of content partners.
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