More and more small and startup businesses are taking advantage of the public cloud and the benefits it offers to help get their businesses off the ground. Thanks to the economy of scale, the public cloud is an economical way to get the business running quickly for minimal upfront IT costs, allowing businesses to essentially rent the infrastructure they need to get going.
The public cloud’s sign-on and pay-as-you-go model makes it attractive for businesses with a limited budget. Companies don’t have to buy servers and other equipment or hire IT experts, and they can use as much or as little space as they need and only pay for what they use, which is especially attractive with startup companies who don’t know what the future holds.
Website hosting, ecommerce, customer relations management, data storage, processing and email are just a few of the essential cloud services that SMBs and startup are using in the public cloud. Trying to do all these in house would max out a startup’s budget. Since no long term engagement or commitment is required, the public cloud gives the startup time to figure things out as they develop their products and services.
Additionally, startups don’t typically have access to the technology skills to build and maintain a technology infrastructure. The public cloud allows new businesses to rely on the cloud experts for guidance and technology support so they can focus on growing the business.
As a successful start up grows, and grow quickly, cloud computing can accelerate the process — the scalability of the public cloud lets businesses ramp up their technology services on demand. However, as a business continues to grow, it may find that the scalability benefits of cloud computing no longer outweigh the cost. If the costs of the public cloud become too expensive, it may be more economical to build a private cloud or consider a hybrid cloud model. But for small, growing businesses, it appears that the public cloud can enhance a company’s development.
ACE IT Solutions can assess your business needs to see if your businesses can benefit from the value in the public cloud. By migrating to the cloud, businesses can save money on infrastructure costs and increase productivity though the ability to access their important data at anytime, from anywhere. Pay only for the services you need and use and scale services up and down as needed.
ACE IT Solutions delivers a portfolio of best-of-breed cloud solutions that are secure, cost-effective and flexible enough to meet the specific needs of any business. Contact us at 646.558.5575 for a free assessment.