You and I mostly see a lot of businesses moving to the cloud. The pandemic has made companies more dependent on cloud computing than ever before. However, many organizations are still reluctant to make the transition due to concerns such as cost, security, implementation complexity, and traditional business setup.
The process of undergoing the transition to the cloud comes with a unique set of challenges. There are many misconceptions related to migrating and managing cloud applications. Some of the misconceptions have been observed while working with AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.
If you are looking forward to adopting cloud within your business and there is a thought stopping you from taking the next step, we have some thought to uncover the most common myths.
1. Cloud isn’t secure
Earlier cloud providers were handled by the chief security officers (CSOs). They believed that suppliers did not have enough knowledge about the business and cannot provide security for it. But it is not valid.
The big players like AWS are moving into the security space with the newest security services. The US government-wide program provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and monitoring of cloud services and products. Such steps are helping CSOs get the same confidence in cloud providers.
These days cloud service providers (CSPs) maintain high-security standards and offer a wide range of security tools. The security and maintenance of the data that goes into the hands of the cloud is the responsibility of the firm it belongs to.
2. Cloud is only for technical experts
IT is accessible to everyone across the business – not just the technologists. Anyone in the company can be an innovator; everyone must be empowered and educated from top to bottom and from bottom to top.
It is not required that only a techie should come forward to handle the issues and tasks related to the cloud. Anyone can be trained to handle the data and analytics within the cloud space.
3. Cloud is expensive
Many businesses are blown away by thoughts related to the cost of cloud computing. The cost of implementing the cloud varies in every industry, but the ‘pay-as-you-go’ model of cloud computing helps avoid unnecessary spending.
There are a lot of providers that do not include any up-front cost or termination fees. While it is possible to gain cost-effectiveness in implementing a cloud model, it is still required to check whether the model is suitable as per other set of requirements.
4. Cloud is not suitable for small businesses
It was believed that cloud computing works well for businesses with massive requirements and infrastructure needs. However, it isn’t the exact case for cloud technology. Small and medium enterprises (SMBs) can take a lot from this technology or find it very useful. It saves money that can be used to develop data centers and simultaneously avoids unnecessary expenditure of paying human resources to maintain those data centers.
5. Cloud means a lot of downtimes
Businesses, be it small or large, are afraid of wasting time on non-essential or non-productive activities. No matter the size, type, and nature of the business, no business can tolerate minimum downtime. Thank God, the cloud is not the synonym for lost money and time.
Most cloud service providers give seamless, flexible, and negligible downtime. If data centers have to be considered simultaneously, they do offer a sturdy system with outdated servers.
6. Cloud is all about storage and analytics
Data storage and analytics are some of the popular terms related to the cloud. But it doesn’t mean that cloud is limited to storage and analytics. The cloud’s additional functions are customer service, marketing, sales, manufacturing, and human resource management. If leveraged in the right way, the cloud is about more things than just storage and analytics. It can power up every segment with its dynamic and secure nature.
These were some of the overpowering thoughts related to cloud technology. If your small or mid-sized business wants to inculcate the power of cloud, get over some of these common myths.
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