23 Jun #2 Debunking Myths: The Cloud
At present, many companies are opting to store data and create their own business applications in the cloud to reinforce their digital transformation strategy. A report published by Gartner last year, explained that, during 2020, the proportion of spending in the cloud was 9.1% compared to all IT, a figure that will increase to 14.2% by 2024.
“The pandemic has validated the cloud value proposition”SID NAG, GARTNER VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH.
Working in the cloud is already a reality and entails important benefits, such as savings in infrastructure and investment or accessibility from any device, but there are still certain fears and uncertainties within organizations that block its implementation. This is how the myths surrounding this technology have arisen and, in order to shed a little light on the great unknown, we at AuraQuantic are willing to unmask them.
What is the cloud?
When we talk about the cloud, we refer to the large network of remote servers that are connected to function as a single ecosystem. These servers are created to store and manage data, run applications and send content or services, such as streaming videos, webmail, office software or social media. With this technology, instead of accessing files and data from a personal or local computer, they are accessed online from any device connected to the Internet, that is, the information is available whenever it is needed, at any time and place.
Most companies use four different methods to deploy resources in the cloud:
1. Public cloud, which shares resources and offers services to the public through the Internet.
2. Private cloud, which is not shared and offers services through a private internal network, usually hosted locally.
3. Hybrid cloud, which shares services between public and private clouds, depending on their purpose.
4. Community cloud, which shares resources only between organizations, for example, with government institutions.
Debunking myths about the cloud
As mentioned before, there are still certain fears regarding the cloud and its implementation in companies, especially those of smaller size. These types of companies see the cloud as a platform beyond their possibilities, complex and not as secure as their local servers, which has led to myths and misunderstandings about its use and potential benefits, such as:
Myth 1. The cloud is not secure.
FAKE. There are still companies that believe that keeping data on local devices is more secure than in the cloud. A totally incorrect belief since the cloud has proven to be totally reliable. In addition, numerous controls are carried out to ensure compliance with all requirements and regulations in order to provide the highest security and confidence to customers.
Myth 2. Cloud migration is too complex to manage internally.
FAKE. One of the great myths that exist around the cloud begins when companies consider a migration. From that moment on, they see the change as something too complex. In these cases, it is important to work and have the support of the hosting provider, since, in this way, the process will be much faster and company productivity will not be affected.
Myth 3. Data stored in the cloud is publicly accessible.
FAKE. This false belief is derived from confusing the term “public” with the method of implementing resources “public cloud”. It is important to know that the data stored in the cloud is not public by default, but that access is granted to users by the company.
Myth 4. Constant updates to cloud solutions slow down daily work.
FAKE. These types of technological solutions update automatically, which is a great advantage because companies needn’t worry about keeping the cloud up to date. But, from this benefit arises the myth that constant updates negatively influence employees’ day-to-day tasks, which is completely incorrect, since the new versions do not change the tool completely.
Myth 5. The cloud is only suitable for large companies.
FAKE. Nothing is further from reality. Any company, regardless of the sector in which it operates or its size, can benefit from the cloud.
Myth 6. The company that stores its information and solutions in the cloud loses control of technology.
FAKE. Starting to use the cloud does not mean at any time the loss of control over the documents or technology hosted in it. Thanks to the cloud system, IT teams maintain control of the infrastructure, but with the advantage that they do not have to worry about updates. Thus, they can reduce the workload to dedicate time to other more relevant tasks.
Myth 7. Cloud infrastructure is more expensive.
FAKE. When it comes to economics, the cloud has an array of different beliefs about its cost. The most famous is, without a doubt, the myth about the high cost of its implementation. An incorrect conception since the cloud entails less costs because it does not require acquiring infrastructure or physical space, etc.
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With these false myths about the cloud cleared up, don’t you think it’s time to take the plunge and migrate your data and applications to the cloud? AuraQuantic’s cloud tools, powered by the latest technologies and endorsed by leading companies such as Microsoft, generate benefits and add value to businesses. If you want to know more about AuraQuantic and its cloud options, contact us and an expert will help you find a solution tailored to the needs of your company.