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The Benefits of Cloud Hosting

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If you’re part of a business, you’re using the cloud each day in some capacity. Things like Gmail, online file-sharing websites, and even your social media accounts are all cloud-based. These examples are all considered cloud computing services, in which users are sending their personal information and data to a server hosted on the cloud, which then stores that information for later use.

We could talk about the cloud and cloud computing all day, but today’s topic is a bit more specific. Let’s dive into cloud hosting, which in simple terms can be defined as a server and network infrastructure that uses software to separate one physical server into multiple servers that are virtual. These devices are typically referred to as virtual machines, or, in IT speak, “VMs.”

Cloud hosting has become a great option for small and medium-sized businesses because various servers can be utilized for processes you might not have the dedicated staff for– including hosting your website, application development, accessibility for remote employees and more.

Here are a few more benefits of hosting your server(s) on the cloud.

  1. Better Security & Resiliency

    Modern hosting solutions help your organization overcome disasters by backing up all of your company data and private information. Additionally, good cloud providers are constantly working to monitor cybersecurity threats and prevent them, and if set up correctly, can keep up with software updates and security patches automatically.
  1. Accessible Anytime, from Anywhere
    Now more than ever, your business needs to be able to handle a remote workforce. Cloud hosting empowers your organization with the accessibility it needs to do business at any time, from anywhere. You and your employees can access your business’ network and data using any device from anywhere in the world.
  1. Scalability and Flexibility
    With the Cloud, your business can instantly scale up to meet increasing demand or scale back more strategically. A cloud-based solution gives you the freedom the increase storage and capacity as your business grows.
  1. Increased Productivity & Better ROI
    Implementing the right cloud solution reduces the size of your IT infrastructure so that you can streamline your budget and better allocate your resources to other parts of the business. When set up correctly, business productivity goes up and so does your return on investment.
  1. Increased Data Delivery Speed
    Cloud hosting can provide your business with much faster data access, because the cloud can detect which server a user is closest to and therefore retrieve content from the nearest source. You can expect faster loading times and less delays across the board.

Cloud hosting ultimately leads to greater efficiencies, but it’s not always the easiest to set up. That’s where we come in. Our team of experts at MidnightBlue can guide you toward the right cloud solution for your unique business and do the groundwork for you. Building and managing resilient networks is what we do best. Give us a call at 412-342-3800 or contact us here to get started.