It wasn’t too long ago that building your own on-site infrastructure was the go-to approach for developing technology solution for most businesses. This approach was driven by factors such as the low level of broadband connectivity, the traditionalism of technical practices and a lack of technical standards in the market. However, as technology has advanced, companies now have a variety of options. 
For example, the cloud has become the ultimate IT -as-a-commodity, providing new ways to accelerate and facilitate business growth. The cloud now represents an alternative to the traditional ‘on premise’ model that is reliable, affordable and can be used in several different ways. For many companies, especially new companies, the cloud is the go-to solution, rather than an afterthought.
However, the majority (65 percent) of enterprise workloads are still running on owned or onsite data centres. Just 9 percent of enterprise workloads are cloud-based.
One reason for this is that it can be tricky for businesses to choose the cloud platform that best suits their needs. Too often, businesses get entangled in the many unfounded reasons why moving to the cloud might not be best for them. For example, a small business might say it is too small for the benefits to have a real impact, while large organisations often talking about the supposed complexity involved.
This couldn’t be further from the truth as the evidence suggest that moving to the cloud is beneficial for companies of all sizes. Whether your priority is scalability, disaster recovery or digital transformation, your business stands to gains by from moving to the cloud.
Scalability made easy
Moving to the cloud makes it easier for your business to adapt as it grows. This growth can either be horizontal, by manipulating the infrastructure to add or remove cloud servers or vertical, by increasing or reducing the individual components (vCPU,

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