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Posted by Dan Akister on 30-Jun-2022 12:24:19

Why is cloud hosting becoming more popular?

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This is perhaps a question that leads to another question, why isn’t it more popular? Cloud hosting has been on many business agendas for a long time. For a while, it was a “nice to have” rather than something that was needed immediately. But Covid 19 changed all that. And now, as the pandemic and lockdowns become a distant memory, cloud hosting should still be rising in popularity and here’s why.

It’s easier for technicians to manage
Having to visit a premises or data centre is time consuming. Unless you’re working next to the servers on a day to day basis, having to travel to make adjustments to connections or work on server operations can take time away from your technicians. Time that could be better spent elsewhere. Cloud hosting presents a unique advantage in that it can be accessed from anywhere with a good connection and gives both the users and the engineers managing it, time back in their days. If a data centre or workplace is 30 minutes away, that’s an hour travelling time that could be better utilised.

You can upgrade seamlessly
One of the biggest challenges people face at the moment is upgrading their physical servers. It is costly and time consuming and can cause disruption to business activity. Within a cloud environment you can literally just request “more” of what you need. It’s also far easier to identify what you need with usage statistics being readily available through most cloud platforms meaning that you can make data driven decisions on the fly. For example, if you need more storage, you can just get more storage. If you need more processing power or RAM, cloud hosting lets you choose that- fast.

More eco friendly
Of course cloud servers exist, somewhere. They have to. It’s not this imaginary server farm in the sky that’s connected to earth somehow. But cloud hosting allows for far more efficient resource allocation, and if you're using a reputable hosting company and data centre, then you can rest assured that there’s a high likelihood they have taken considerable measures to be energy efficient. At Teledata we're considering the option of using hydrogen cells to power our Manchester data centres, and we're already using battery storage with voltage optimisation which draws from the grid during off-peak hours and that power can then be used during peak hours to ensure that there’s no disruption to the supply at times where there could be high demand. New fuel cell technology will help businesses to offset their carbon targets and become more environmentally conscious. 

To find out more about how cloud hosting can benefit you, or to work with Teledata, call us on 0161 498 1200.

Topics: cloud hosting, cloud, it industry, cloud storage, data centres

Dan Akister

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