While there are still some risks after migrating to the cloud, the vast majority are delegated in some form. You will not be storing data on-site anymore, yet it is stored in a secure location.
Most clouds have built-in security features and specialised tools to safeguard organisational resources. The cloud provider usually performs security patching automatically as well.
You’ll likewise get cover during disasters, thus ensuring business continuity. Things like data centre outages, fires, earthquakes, and local power outages will have less detrimental impacts on your operations. Such disasters typically lead to the following:
- Downtime of self-hosted applications
- Need to replace hardware that’s damaged by the outage
- Need to create backups and increase storage hardware
- Lower productivity, fewer services, and decreased revenues
Migrating to the cloud eliminates virtually all of those troubles for your business. In addition, even if your computers malfunction or accidentally get wiped out, you would still be able to access your data from anywhere instead of completely losing them. If your computers get into the wrong hands, the cloud can even remotely wipe out the data from your machines.
Many cloud providers even offer built-in, one-click backup and recovery services, with some also capable of storing your backups in various geographic locations for additional safety.