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Many businesses are switching their infrastructure to a cloud-based one, and it’s clear to see why. The benefits are abundant; it gives a business more freedom and customization while freeing up valuable budget resources for more important processes. It’s not just the business that reaps the benefits from the change. IT departments have the most to gain from the conversion, and here’s why:

Simplified Model: IT organizations are mostly concerned with the costs related to maintenance and how to align their budget with the needs of the business. Implementing cloud services in their infrastructure gives the company more direct control over operating expenses (OPEX) and capital expenditure (CAPEX). Freeing up the budget for the IT department will also give them room to focus on increasing revenue and growing the company.

Appropriate Size: The cloud is not limited by spatial restrictions like typical data hosting; it can grow and shrink depending on necessity. It offers rapid deployment that enables it to quickly scale in size to meet the need of application usage and can accommodate “peak times” of increased traffic.

Ease of Integration: The cloud is flexible, secure, and has access mechanisms that make it a great option as a core platform. Many applications for use by enterprises require integration outside of the structural mainframe.

Security: Cloud services are system-based and not point-based, meaning they are secure on all levels of the infrastructure, including applications, remote networks, and software. It also supports users connecting from non-secure sources, such as from a mobile network. These safeguards protect the database on multiple levels and helps prevent gaps that hackers and get into.

Infrastructure Safeguards: One of the most vital things a business can do to protect itself is to have preparedness in case of disaster or other situations. Standard recovery systems only protect the most important applications of a business. With cloud services integration, the entire infrastructure can be protected because its scalability incorporates into data recovery.