Everyone is talking about “The Cloud” at the moment. But what exactly is it and what is the benefit of using it for business?

Well, it’s two-fold. One, it can reduce your business costs and, two, you don’t have to worry about managing any hardware or equipment or it breaking and going offline. Both of which make the Cloud a very attractive solution for your I.T.

We all know that when running a business, you need to keep an eye on costs. It is estimated that the average electricity cost for a small business per year is £3664 and for a medium business that rises to £6563*.

This is relevant as if you are using a traditional server, which physically sits within your business premises, it will always be on and always using electricity, possibly needing air conditioning as well. Which in turn, means it is always adding to your energy bill. Plus, for those concerned about the environment it will also contribute to your company’s carbon footprint.

Then, there are the maintenance costs.

With physical servers on-site, we are all too aware that they can overheat, break down and require costly repairs and upgrades. And if they break down, so does your business. With a Cloud server, a business doesn’t stop working if there is a power cut or hardware failure! Ensuring piece of mind.

Probably the most attractive part of using a Cloud-based server is that you only pay for what you need. Making it totally scalable and cost-effective for any size of business. Ensuring as your business grows you can add more file storage, memory or processing power as you need it.

And finally, Greystone makes moving data from your physical servers to a Cloud-based solution, simple, with no disruption to your business and no I.T headaches.

So, don’t have your head in the clouds when it comes to I.T.

Greystone: Making sense of I.T and software solutions

*Source: BusinessEnergy.com 2018