Public cloud services have become an essential part of modern businesses. With millions of companies incorporating cloud services and platform support into their workflows and core tech stacks, it's time to consider the advantages of using a public cloud.
1. Cost Savings
One of the most significant advantages of using a public cloud is cost savings. Public cloud providers offer a pay-as-you-go pricing model, which allows businesses to only pay for the resources they consume. This eliminates the need for businesses to invest in expensive hardware and software upfront. Moreover, businesses can avoid the costs associated with maintaining and upgrading their infrastructure, as public cloud providers take care of all hardware and software updates.
Public clouds are highly scalable, which means businesses can easily increase or decrease their resources based on their needs. This is particularly beneficial for businesses with fluctuating demands, such as seasonal businesses. With a public cloud, businesses can quickly scale up during peak periods and scale down during low periods.
3. Workflow flexibility
Public clouds offer businesses the flexibility to choose from a wide range of services and configurations. Businesses can choose the services that best suit their needs and can easily modify them as their needs change. This allows businesses to stay agile and respond to changing market conditions and corporate needs.
4. Global Accessibility
Most public clouds have resources and tools available in almost every country and continent, making it possible to maintain remote teams all using the same tools - often already translated into their own languages and adapted to their time zones. Public cloud providers have data centres located in multiple regions around the world with multiple redundancies. This means businesses can easily deploy their applications and data in multiple locations to improve performance and reduce latency.
5. Reliability and Resilience
Public clouds are designed to be resilient, meaning that you can rely on the services, backed with robust failsafe systems to keep your tools and work environments online no matter what. Public clouds typically offer multiple layers of security, including physical security, network security, and data encryption. Moreover, public cloud providers regularly perform security audits and vulnerability assessments to ensure their services are secure.
6. Advanced Security
Public cloud providers invest heavily in security measures to protect their customers' data. Public clouds typically offer multiple layers of security that a small or medium sized business does not have the resources to implement or the budgets to purchase. Moreover, public cloud providers regularly perform security audits and vulnerability assessments to ensure their services are secure. Provider SLAs vary according to the criticality of the customer’s service needs.
7. Innovation and Agility
Public clouds are always adding new tools, creating new environments, and offering customised workflows for every industry. By accessing public clouds for your business resources, you unlock that innovation and agility as well.
Businesses have a lot to gain from expanding their operations into the public cloud. Businesses can build their operations, scale, go global, and try out new tools or services that may expand their capabilities.
If you’re thinking of moving part or all your IT to the Cloud, talk to BMIT today. Our solutions architects can help you decide what cloud provider to use, the best services and solutions. Moreover, we can help you design, implement and maintain your public cloud presence through our managed services arm.