benefits of cloud hosting

During the last year alonemany businesses have made the transition from traditional data centre storage to cloud hosting. As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the workforce home, challenges such as data access and security needed to be addressed. Real-time access to synced information from remote locations became an immediate need. Large corporations such as Microsoft have now announced a post-pandemic hybrid workplace to embrace a more flexible approach for the future. We spoke to be one solutions Regional Director for APAC, Olli Kylänpää, about why he thinks cloud hosting works.  


Benefits of Cloud Hosting #1 Data Centre Storage Issues 

Data storage is moving from an asset-based model to a buyer services one. As more businesses consider moving from owned office space to serviced offices or remote working, data storage space is an issue. Kylänpää comments:

"Before cloud hosting, corporate data was stored within company data centres. A company would buy the necessary hardware and house servers on their on-site properties. If the company grew, they would then need to purchase a new server to accommodate that. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the transition to cloud-based hosting, as even larger companies allowed working from home and main office space was sometimes downgraded to service offices. This meant that companies no longer had the available space for data storage."

Benefits of Cloud Hosting #2 Data Security and Working from Home

In the early stages of cloud hosting, trust was a challenge. The general misconception was that the cloud was less secure than an in-house IT support team. Traditionally, working from anywhere other than the office posed data security concerns. Typically, employees could only access work files within the office environment's Local Area Network. While applications like Citrix and VPN improved remote access security, they required purchasing, installation, and ongoing maintenance. However, trust in the security of cloud hosting is on the rise.

Cloud hosting offers a remarkable 99.5% availability coupled with enhanced security, even in scenarios like a lost company laptop. With your data stored in the cloud, you can access it from any device, ensuring the safeguarding of company data.

"At be one solutions, we are dedicated to providing secure cloud hosting with SAP on AWS." Olli explains. This synergy enhances your data security.


Benefits of Cloud Hosting #3 Cloud-Based Cost Efficiency 

Although the initial outlay for in-house data storage may seem more cost-effective, it's not. Olli explains:

"It's quite a complex sum to calculate because you also have to consider elements such as internal IT staff cost, external IT support, electricity and other related bills, physical office space, air conditioning, high-speed internet and other operating systems, anti-virus software and so on. If you look at it from this point of view, cloud-based hosting is actually more cost-effective."

Benefits of Cloud Hosting #4 Single Point of Contact for SAP and Cloud Hosting  

A smooth collaboration between ERP and Cloud Hosting providers is crucial. Nobody wants to encounter obstacles or disruptions while accessing their data. As such, be one solutions ensures a harmonious experience for our customers when migrating their SAP systems to the Cloud. This partnership eliminates downtime and minimizes disruptions in production and project systems during the migration process.

"be one solutions is a select hosting partner that guarantees uninterrupted, round-the-clock access to our customers data. As specialized partner in SAP on AWS, we are supporting the setting the industry standard." emphasizes Regional Director for APAC, Olli Kylänpää. This dedicated focus on SAP enhances your cloud hosting experience, ensuring seamless access and optimal outcomes.

Benefits of Cloud Hosting #5 The Cloud Grows with You

Rather than the hassle of purchasing and maintaining new hardware every time your company experiences expansion, cloud hosting can seamlessly adjust to your company’s growing needs. Cloud-based services are ideal for businesses with fluctuating needs, as it's easy to increase cloud capacity when necessary, by drawing on the service's remote servers and vice versa. This kind of speed and agility is not seen in traditional data centre management.  

By embracing SAP cloud hosting, businesses are modernising their IT infrastructure, creating in-built security and are able to focus on serving customers digitally in new innovative ways. With a modern, open approach to technology, cloud-based hosting offers the agility and flexibility to match future workplace solutions. Savvy companies are now placing the cloud at the heart of their digital transformation strategies, creating a flexible and secure platform for their future business growth. 

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