New to Cloud Computing? Here’s what you Should Know – Part 1

With two Microsoft data centres set to open in South Africa in the coming year, it’s hard to ignore the fact that cloud is here (it has been for a while). While some remain hesitant it’s worth noting that given the state of technology today, it’s clear that when used in the right context, cloud computing and can be effectively leveraged with tangible benefits and real value.

If you’ve just decided to dip your toes in the cloud computing pool you may want to keep the nine tips in this three-part post in mind.

Take some time out to learn about cloud technologies

The only way you’re going to be able to tell whether the cloud is a suitable solution for your business is by learning as much as you can about cloud technologies and strategizing. Look at the pain points you want to address and assess whether a migration to the cloud will help be successful in easing these pain points.

Strategix cloud hosting solutions provides several attractive benefits for your company by enabling you to consume computer resources as a utility – just like electricity – rather than having to build and maintain IT infrastructures on-premise.  Extending into the cloud should expand your options without adding complexity allowing you to meet changing business needs with greater flexibility.

Don’t assume the cloud is the answer to everything

Migrating to the cloud can probably fix most of your problems however you shouldn’t assume that everything needs to be moved to the cloud. Depending on the nature of your business it may be worthwhile to retain a few programs and files for efficiency, or perhaps for security reasons. Migration doesn’t have to be an instant process and hybrid models are popular with many businesses starting their cloud journey.

Don’t go it alone

Your move to the cloud should be handled by a seasoned professional (like us) to ensure that everything is operating as it should be. Many beginners assume that the move to the cloud is simply a matter of clicking through an app because there is no hardware involved however there’s more to your migration than meets the eye so get help.

Don’t miss part two of our post where we look at more tips and tricks to help you survive your cloud journey.

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