As the cloud becomes more vital to mission-critical operations, many misconceptions about this technology still exist. Lack of understanding could lead to security errors, overbilling, and inefficiencies in daily operations.
Common Cloud Misconceptions
The Cloud is turnkey.
While IT cloud services may appear to be “plug and play,” managing cloud services can be complex.
Most businesses operate from a portfolio of cloud applications and infrastructure that combines off- and on-premises clouds, making the best use of cloud computing anything but turnkey.
The Cloud is not secure.
Cloud security continuously improves. In most cases, cloud vendors have data encryption, functionality, and security procedures that are more stringent and advanced than their clients.
The Cloud comes in one size only.
The cloud is a flexible solution; all good providers have a wide range of cloud-computing choices.
The type of cloud you need will be determined by its function in your organization, but there’s a variety to choose from.
The Cloud is more expensive.
Cloud computing reduces the cost of IT infrastructure over time. When you add up the cost of management, energy, hardware, software licensing, patches, storage space, and everything else associated with IT infrastructure and network updates, you could be looking at a pricey per year investment compared to the Cloud.
Cloud data doesn’t require additional backup.
Let’s clear this up: synchronization isn’t backup. Cloud-syncing services are an easy, effective way to keep vital files updated across several machines.
But if you’re relying on it to save your skin in the case of an IT emergency, you’re running a serious risk. It would be best to have a professional cloud backup solution that recovers files from their original creation to the present day.
The Cloud guarantees fast data recovery in the event of an emergency.
Data back-up is the process of copying the data to a separate
Even if the data is stored in an off-premises cloud server, restoring the information is challenging during a disaster.
When organizations only have backup solutions, they’re missing a disaster recovery solution to move accurately and quickly when needed.
The Cloud will always work the way you expect it to work.
Cloud interoperability is the ability of a cloud service to interact with other cloud services with a prescribed method for predictable results.
If you’re using multiple cloud functions, ensuring interoperability is vital for your mission-critical operations, both on and off-site.
How can we help you?
At Blue Fox Group, we help business leaders find more time to work on high-priority tasks, reduce costs over time, and work from an IT Roadmap that increases margins, plans for IT spending, and reduces errors systematically.
Let’s make technology work for your business and help you exceed your business goals.
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