3 Common Misconceptions About Cloud Computing

The need for premium speed and agility continues to push companies towards adopting cloud computing. Moving towards cloud computing can be a game-changer for businesses looking to scale their products and services, while keeping costs at a minimum. However, some organizations are delaying the shift to avoid running into major roadblocks during transition or are questioning its impact on costs, security, or scalability. Hesitation of making the switch stems from hearing mistaken beliefs about cloud computing. Here are 3 common misconceptions about cloud computing that are fortunately not true. 


  1. Cloud computing threatens user control over data and technology

The organization still has complete and total control over their data and technology, and without additional pain points. The cloud service provider (CSP) will take care of all hardware maintenance and software updates while you remain in charge of your file and data environment. Freeing up the IT department from these time consuming tasks gives them more time to work towards the company’s central objectives. The department’s focus can shift towards imperative activities to advance the company’s technology rather than being an in-house repair service. 


  1. On-site hosting is more secure than cloud computing 

Security is one of the biggest barriers to cloud adoption. CSPs have listened and taken action. They have made significant investments in their security capabilities. With the help of developers, CSPs have developed a variety of new tools and methods to make cloud computing more secure. Their investments into improving security is much greater than what most businesses can put into their in-house security. And when most businesses are investing into their current threats, CSPs are researching security measures against future ones. 


  1. All-or-Nothing migration

Organization’s leaders hesitate making the switch because of the idea that it is an all-or-nothing migration scenario. In truth, organizations can transition at their own pace or even use a hybrid approach. Most start with the hybrid model, such as moving a single workload to the cloud and continuously growing from there. Having a hybrid cloud creates a consistent platform where users can access apps and data on any device from anywhere. As companies shift more of their workload toward the cloud, the time of migration varies. Cloud consultants can help you figure out the right long term plan for more difficult or larger projects that need to be migrated to ensure a smooth transition. 

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