Cloud hosting is all about trying to make that change from depending on physical servers, to using something much more widely available and flexible. Often cloud environments require a little leg-work initially to set up, but done right they can set the foundations for years to come.
Determine who needs what
Migrating to the cloud presents the perfect opportunity to review access rights. You may find that there are departments which have always had access to certain files, and perhaps you have never truly evaluated the policies. Moving to the cloud is the perfect time to perform a security analysis on the access levels given to staff. You never know, someone might have access to company files they shouldn’t have.
A tidy workplace is a happy workplace
There is always the temptation for your staff to have “their own folder” or to just randomly drop files into the cloud storage area. This could result in cloud servers becoming clogged up with huge files that don’t really need to be there. If there’s a definitive folder structure in place then you can avoid this, together with the restriction on size uploads. By maintaining a streamlined drive, your cloud storage can work for you and cuts out unnecessary file bloat on your servers, reducing storage requirements and increasing the speed they can be accessed or downloaded.
The right connection
Some companies have grown considerably over the last couple of years. A cloud environment will have assisted with that due to the almost unlimited potential it offers to businesses. There are no physical restrictions like there are with an on premises solution and you can take your pick from any number of network providers to ensure that you’re getting the best connection from your cloud hosting provider. Obviously there’s a dependency on the speed of the employees internet when they’re working from home, but when you can guarantee that the cloud servers are fast and efficient, that’s an important step towards business growth.
Deploying new software
One of the most common stories we hear is that cloud migrations happen because newer applications require better technology. Companies move to the cloud rather than upgrading their servers. Obviously there are some applications that just chug along like a hearty CRM, but some of the more modern applications and technologies such as designing and engineering apps require more firepower. There are also companies taking on more around AI and Machine Learning which leads to the servers needing to be much better too.
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