Are you considering making the move to the cloud as part of your green initiative?

temp-post-imageCloud computing has quickly become an attractive solution for businesses that want to streamline their operations, reduce costs and become more flexible.

But have you been persuaded that cloud services automatically benefit the environment? Could your desire to do your part influence your decision making process?

Sorry. Sorry about that pun.
Cloud services do offer environmental advantages over using your own servers, such as reduced energy usage and a smaller carbon footprint.

Yet you should not view cloud storage as a "green solution" without first considering its environmental impacts.

Considerations must also be given when using cloud services when selecting data centers where servers reside. Certain providers have made commitments to use renewable energy, but this cannot be guaranteed; you should conduct thorough research in selecting a provider who sources this source and has energy storage capabilities where available.

Considerations should also be given to other benefits when making the switch, including enhanced data security, ease of collaboration and scalability as your business expands.

Cloud computing also provides significant advantages in terms of data backup and recovery.

Assuming your data is securely stored in the cloud, its risk of failure, damage, or theft is significantly diminished. That means if any unforeseen disaster arises - such as fire or natural disaster - your information can quickly be recovered.

Cloud computing also facilitates greater team collaboration and communication, making team work together more easily from wherever they're working from - this can increase productivity while decreasing costs compared with maintaining traditional on-site systems.

As your company expands, cloud services allow for easier scalability as you add storage and processing power as required.

Can you see that the benefits of cloud computing are immense? Many businesses have already switched over, leaving behind servers they no longer require.

Considering migration? Get in touch - we can walk you through the entire process and explain when everything takes place.