If your business is small, medium, large or enterprise, the chances are 2020 has resulted in a change in the way you work. There’s been an obvious motivation for this with COVID-19 but how have you reacted?
Should you? Could you?
This year has seen record numbers of businesses move to the cloud. The resilience it offers businesses of any scale is one of the main drivers for change. It’s been coming for a while, with cloud seeing exponential growth throughout the last decade, but this last year has seen the demand for cloud servers, public cloud and private cloud – skyrocket. The benefits do outweigh the negatives. The virtualised data centre means that it offers flexibility without the need to attend a physical location. Vital in these times. There’s also the growth aspect to consider. Whether you’re a SME looking for cloud based services on a smaller scale or an enterprise business that’s going to move to cloud, scalability should always be at the forefront and with cloud servers you can always grow, and quickly too.
It’s a challenge though – most businesses face the reality that they’ve had physical servers since their inception. The IT support staff are just used to it, warts and all. It’s not easy to up sticks and move – but that’s entirely the point of cloud and one of its biggest selling points. Once you’ve done it, you’ll never need to do it again. Physical locations can be very rigid as well as being restricted by the hardware you have on-site. Cloud servers are always up to date from a technological perspective with the latest storage, CPU and bandwidth available.
Working from home and the cloud
Most employees have been advised to “work from home if they can'' which has brought with it a whole host of challenges. Accessing the internal database or storage of their place of work could be a struggle and with increased demand through VPNs and other methods of connecting, the strain on IT staff is greater than ever.
Cloud Application Management means that employees can access information and technology that would be otherwise inaccessible outside of their place of work – virtual desktops make working from home with the cloud easier than ever.
Providing flexibility in cloud
As mentioned, there’s huge advantages to the cloud – being able to provide your staff with the ability to work from home using virtual desktops is a huge benefit. All they’d need is a form of accessing the server through a laptop and they’d be accessing a centralised IT system, hard drives and all without the hassle of a VPN. The ability for IT staff to modify and change these without any disruption is a big positive for cloud based computing and businesses of all shapes and sizes see the benefits.
Teledata has assisted some of the world’s biggest companies switch over to cloud – with our technology providing leading businesses with best in class versatility. It’s not just the power and flexibility Teledata offers either. We have 2N + 2N failover, the only data centre in the UK to offer unrivalled failover capacity, guaranteeing constant uptime. The expression “can’t work, server is down'' will be a thing of the past if you partner with Teledata.