Why Should I Move My Servers to the Cloud?

It’s a fact of life: all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, the same is true of your trusty old server. It may have given you years of good use, but these days, applications are running slowly and data isn’t being processed at the same speed that it used to be. You can almost hear gears creaking each time a request is made. It’s sad, but true; the time has come to move on.

So, what’s next? Well, you’ve essentially got two options: moving to the Cloud, or investing in another on-site server. Let’s take a look at why moving your servers to the Cloud may be the best choice to fit your business’ needs.

1. The Cloud means centralized infrastructure

If you’ve been using multiple on-site servers, you’ve probably found that things can get complicated pretty quickly. Multiple servers mean dealing with multiple issues, sometimes at the same time. Generally, increasing complexity means reducing efficiency, and the same is true when it comes to servers.

Moving to the Cloud means that you’ll be upgrading to a centralized infrastructure that will synthesize all of your systems. You’ll have access to a virtual data center that allows your five servers to be one, while still having access to all the computing resources you’ll need.

2. Redundancy and high availability

If you’ve ever had a server go down, you understand exactly how frustrating the experience can be. Want to avoid downtime? The Cloud is the solution for you.

That’s because Cloud services are designed so that there is never a point of failure. It’s based on the principle of redundancy. Because a Cloud is made up of a network of servers, if one server goes down, there are other servers to provide resources and pick up the slack. Simply put, it’s like having a whole network of servers as backups. That’s why companies can guarantee 99.999% uptime.

3. No upgrade fees

When investing in IT systems, organizations sometimes neglect to consider their long-term needs. They’ll purchase the resources they need for a specific moment in time, but after a year, they’ll find that they need to upgrade their systems. Unfortunately, this can end up being an expensive mistake.

Not so when it comes to The Cloud. That’s because managed cloud service providers like Swift Systems update their infrastructure in accordance with the latest standards. If you’re on The Cloud, you’re up-to-date.

4. The Cloud is secure

Finally, moving to The Cloud means that you’ll be able to rest assured knowing that your systems are secure. Most managed cloud service providers are equipped with multiple firewalls, scanning VLANs, and more. At Swift Systems, we’re also officially SSAE-16 Type II certified.

If you’re not sure of what all of the technical lingo means, that’s okay. Essentially, it’s just another way of saying that we keep your data in and the bad people out.

So, now you know why you should move your servers onto the cloud. If the time has come to move on from your old server, let us know. As managed cloud service providers in Maryland, we’ve helped many local businesses move their servers to The Cloud, and we’d love to partner with you.

Get in touch with us online to find out more about our Cloud service offerings, or give us a call at 301-682-5100.

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