4 Ways You Can Prevent IT Issues with the Cloud

IT issues

The cloud is well known for mobility and cost-efficiency. The majority of tech-savvy business professionals understand this much about the cloud.

But one major benefit of the cloud that’s often overlooked is its ability to prevent IT issues.

Migrate your infrastructure to the cloud and your company will start to notice a sudden lack of breakdowns, glitches, and malfunctions — which is obviously a good thing. Productivity and morale will increase and all those technology-induced headaches will decrease.

But how exactly does this work? In other words, why is the cloud able to successfully keep IT issues out of your day-to-day operations?

Well, it’s simple, really.

Business continuity is part of the package

With an infrastructure in the cloud, your data will remain backed up at all times. There are no “what ifs” or question marks surrounding the protection of your most valuable asset because it’s secured offsite at a trusted location.

Sure, there’s always the possibility that your workstation might get infected with ransomware or that it might refuse to turn on one day, and as a result, you’ll lose data — but this data loss will never be permanent. Thanks to the cloud, the redundancy of your data is simply one less thing to worry about.

Security is built in.

With a high-quality cloud solution, security is built in. In some instances, this security even goes above and beyond cyber threats to help your company remain industry compliant and provide secure mobile device management capabilities.  

On top of that triple-duty protection, the cloud also specializes in automatic updates and upgrades — meaning your infrastructure’s security will never be out-of-date or lacking the tools it needs to keep the bad guys out.  

Maintenance is no longer your problem.

Again, the cloud specializes in automatic updates and upgrades. And this doesn’t just include the security of your infrastructure. It also expands to cover the hosted software and apps your company relies on to get things done. This means that your team will always have access to the most up-to-date versions of its hosted business applications and software.

But that’s not it.

With a hosted infrastructure, you require less physical hardware — which means you require less maintenance. With less hardware and less maintenance, IT issues are automatically avoided.

Scaling is no big thing.

Once upon a time, growing your company and expanding its technology was a difficult feat (and it still is for many companies). But with the cloud, scaling has become no big thing.

You can add or remove pieces of your infrastructure with little to no hassle necessary. For example, say you recently hired three new employees. Granting them access to all of your company’s tools won’t require new licenses or complicated installations. You just … give them access. It’s really as simple as that.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of cloud computing or if you’re thinking about transitioning to a hosted infrastructure, give us a call or send us a message. Here at RedNight, we’ve partnered with Amazon Web Services to provide our partners with a modern approach to cloud computing. So give us a call, we’d love to talk cloud with you.