Large companies have struggled for years to migrate systems to the cloud thanks to decades of relying on complex, proprietary software and infrastructure. However, keeping data offsite and accessing it through the internet allows companies to stay agile and nimble. While the cloud is still out of reach for some large organizations, it is perfectly aligned with the needs of a new business and can help lay the foundation for success.
The Cloud Helps Control Costs
Some of the biggest expenses for a new startup are salaries, the leasing of space and technology infrastructure. Utilizing the cloud means a startup doesn’t have to waste precious capital on servers, hardware, space, security and power to keep them running when no one is in the office. The cloud is an especially cost-effective way to access enterprise-level infrastructure without the enterprise price tag.
The Cloud Grows As the Business Grows
In the past, companies had to guess how an expansion would go and how much server space they would need to accommodate growth. Often, this meant risking purchasing too many new servers or not purchasing enough. The cloud can instantly scale up or down with a business, ensuring that the company is only using and paying for as much space as it needs, when it needs it.
The Cloud Keeps Tech Teams Focused On Strategy
When a company houses and maintains all of its own servers, they must employ a team to design it, oversee it and maintain it. When a startup utilizes the cloud, the tech team doesn’t have to focus on these utility functions. This results in significant cost savings as well as faster innovation, since tech teams can focus on strategic initiatives designed to move the business forward.
The Cloud Makes Remote Work Possible
Many startups save space and money and access critical skill sets by working with remote contractors and freelancers. That remote work is not possible without the cloud. The cloud lets people instantly access their data and information from anywhere, at any time. The cloud also allows teams to be ready to pitch investors and clients on short notice, from anywhere, which can often happen in the fast-paced world of startups.
The Cloud Keeps Data Secure
In the early days of the cloud, security was a major concern. Things have come a long way over the last several years and cloud providers understand just how critical it is to keep their clients’ data secure. Startups don’t have to worry any longer that a small breach could bring them down. The right partners will ensure that their information is kept safe and secure.
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