Like many evolving technologies, the cloud continues to be something of an enigma for a lot of people and often with the confusion, comes misconceptions. Our goal at Polleo Systems is to provide businesses and organizations with cloud computing solutions that will grow and adapt to their specific needs making their lives easier.
If you have been wondering if your business can benefit from cloud solutions and partnering with a cloud provider but are having a difficult time sorting out the myths from the facts, these five points below will help.
Myth 1: The cloud is only about storing data.
Fact: Moving to the cloud is much more than just data hosting; it’s a new way of doing business! With the cloud you can access your data remotely on any device with an Internet connection, and you and your colleagues can even collaborate on the same document leading to increased access and efficiency.
Myth 2: The cloud will replace the IT Department.
Fact: With the advent of the cloud, the IT department’s job descriptions have evolved allowing IT to reduce monotonous tasks giving them the time to divert their resources towards more beneficial areas for the business. Now IT departments are more like to spend their time on business initiatives that drive the company’s growth instead of monotonous work like daily backup and correcting hard drive issues. They now have the opportunity to stay abreast of the latest and greatest that technology has to offer
Myth 3: The Cloud isn’t safe or secure.
Fact: Often times, today’s IT Departments are made up of multiple systems from different eras making it more vulnerable to today’s sophisticated threats; whereas the newer technology put in place by a cloud provider like Polleo Systems makes it easier to fend off attacks. At Polleo Systems we focus on security as part of our core business and we can help you navigate any pitfalls while your secure environment is monitored by our team of experts.
Myth 4: Once you are in the cloud, you no longer need to worry about business continuity issues.
Fact: Even though your business’s data is in the cloud, it is still very important to develop your own business continuity plan in line with your cloud provider. Polleo Systems offers disaster recovery assistance and business continuity planning.
Myth 5: The cloud is a one-size fits all solution.
Fact: There are different types of clouds and solutions out there to choose from: Public, Private, Hybrid, IaaS, and SaaS.
A public cloud service provider makes resources such as applications and storage available to the general public over the Internet.
A private cloud delivers similar advantages to the public cloud including scalability and self-service, but through a proprietary architecture. But unlike public clouds which deliver services to multiple organizations, a private cloud is dedicated to a single organization.
A Hybrid cloud is an integrated cloud service creating an environment that employs both private and public cloud services.
IaaS (infrastructure as a service) is where a third-party provider hosts hardware, software, servers, storage, and other infrastructure components on behalf of its users. It’s a scalable, virtual cloud architecture.
SaaS (software as a service) is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. SaaS is also sometimes referred to as ‘on-demand software’ and is accessed via the Internet.
If you have any questions about these facts or how Polleo Systems can help your business transition to the cloud, contact us today!