By Brian McKay
Cloud networking is not a new idea for business owners. In its infancy, the tech has been around for quite some time. However, it is only recently that this solution is starting to reach its full potential. Before we get into whether or not it’s time to start using cloud networks, let’s think about what it is. A Cloud server is a virtual data storage and transferral system. Depending on the system that you are using, you could store massive amounts of data on the cloud. In fact, it’s possible to store all the information for a business on one server. However, if you thought cloud servers only existed in the virtual world, you’d be wrong. Cloud servers do have physical locations. They have to because you can’t store all of that information without a lot of power.
Cloud systems are stored on servers. Servers are essentially massive computer hard drives, usually big enough to fill an entire room. This is how information can be stored in the cloud and transferred instantly. It has a physical location and is accessible from almost anywhere.
Benefits For Business
There are numerous benefits of using cloud servers in business. Firstly, with a cloud server, you can deliver a far more efficient service for your clients. You can transfer information directly to them in a matter of seconds. There is no delay and no wait time. This is sure to improve and increase customer satisfaction levels. Is this the only advantage?
No, because with a cloud system you can run your business from anywhere. Well, anywhere with a data network connection. That means if you’re on a beach, and you have 4G, you can still access your company. You’ll be able to keep to track of business performance no matter where you are in the world.
It’s supposed to be secure as well. Theoretically, cloud servers should be the most secure form of data storage available. It beats hard drives as well as external hard drives. Mainly because they can simply be picked up, stolen or hacked into.
Dangers Of The Cloud
That said, there are certain dangers that come with putting all of your trust in cloud servers. Firstly, you need to be prepared for the possibility of a crash. That’s why you should have cloud backup server to store any information that might be lost.
You should also be aware that cloud servers can still be breached. You’ll need a cloud monitoring service to ensure it is functioning as it should be at all times. You can not risk the possibility of all the data on the network being stolen or lost.
Time To Trust The Cloud?
Although there are still disadvantages to using cloud networks, the advantages are too good to miss. With a cloud network, you can make sure your business is using the latest, cutting-edge tech and stay ahead of the competition. Even though there are security risks, with the right measures in place, they should not affect your business.
Brian McKay is a co-founder of zenruption. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Gonzaga University and an M.B.A. from Boise State University (yes that blue field). His goal in life is to look out for the regular guy and bring as much knowledge and change to this world as he can. His purpose in founding Zenruption was to do just that and help craft the world he wants his daughter to inherit. Please feel free to email him any feedback or article ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. On twitter: @brianmckay71
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