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5 Reasons Your Future is Cloudy

10/17/17 7:37 AM

Your future is cloudy, not because it’s uncertain (although it is), but rather because businesses are increasingly turning to cloud services to simplify their landscape and focus on what makes them successful.

The cloud is everywhere, including in our personal lives – our emails, photos, music, etc. live in the cloud – but some businesses cling to the idea that managing their own hardware is the way to go.

Here are 5 reasons you should run your systems in the cloud.

You don’t have in-house IT

The servers hiding in your closet are physically insecure, often require a third party to fix, and are expensive. Managed cloud environments offer access to enterprise-class software and enterprise-class software management at a fraction of what it would cost to implement those things yourself.

Hardware becomes obsolete very quickly

Moore’s Law: the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every 2-2 ½ years. That is, in two years, you’d be able to buy the computing power you have now for half of what you just paid. In the cloud, you don’t have to worry about Moore’s law – cloud datacenters upgrade hardware on your behalf, so there’s no hardware to buy, no infrastructure to manage, and no additional cost to you.

Software updates require more and newer resources

To be competitive, software companies must constantly add new features – features that require more memory, more computing power, more up-to-date servers, more, more, more. Without the cloud, your choices are keeping up with increased requirements or getting left behind until a ‘must-have’ feature is released.

Better security

One of the biggest risks in managing your own hardware is physical and digital security. Do you know the last time you installed a security update? Does your server live in a climate-controlled, access-controlled environment? Is your network secure from outsiders? Cloud centers all answer ‘yes’ – they utilize fancy monitoring tools and hire experts to deal with security issues 24/7.

Performance and connection speed

You have a modest network that’s perfectly adequate when you’re in the office – but what about when you’re not? With a cloud datacenter that handles massive amounts of traffic with optimized routes and communications and state of the art networking hardware, you could give your employees the same great experience whether they’re in the office or on the road.

The Stellar One Cloud

Use the Stellar One Consulting Cloud to get out of the business of managing an IT infrastructure and back into the business of growing your business.

 The benefits of the Stellar One Cloud are:

  • No IT expertise required
  • No set-up costs
  • No minimum number of users
  • Excellent performance and connection speed (RDP and Web Client for all users)
  • Stay up to date (SAP Business One updates & upgrades included)
  • Sleep at night (security & backups included)
  • Includes the most popular SAP Business One add-ons
  • Guaranteed 99.671% uptime or you don’t pay for the month*

*Applies to hosting fee only. Monthly Business One subscription not included in this offer.

For more information about using the cloud, Contact Stellar One today.  

Richard Sellar

Written by Richard Sellar

President at Stellar One Consulting