Does your company, data center, or server farm rely on a cloud infrastructure to manage its IT workload? If not, you’re now in the minority. Cloud computing is revolutionizing the corporate world, and if your business or data center hasn’t taken the steps to divest all or part of its onsite infrastructure to a remote, managed cloud platform, you’re missing out on a number of key advantages.
How can a cloud migration meet your company or data center’s computing needs?
- Economies of scale (more productivity, fewer people)
- Reduced demand on hardware resources like servers
- Lower IT spend
- More efficient handling of user requests and maintenance
- More managed control
- Instant provisioning of digital assets
- Improved employee collaboration
- A globalized workforce
- Minimal upfront costs and pay-as-you-go service
- Flexibility with scalable resources
Given the rapid pace of technological advancements, the fast-paced growth of IT infrastructure size and the demand for faster service, cloud computing is the modern enterprise’s ideal solution for ensuring these evolving demands can be met. Companies that divest onsite infrastructures to cloud environments are benefitting tremendously from cloud migrations; the industry’s projected 30% CARG growth between 2013 and 2018 and the fact that 42% of IT leaders intend to increase their cloud spend in 2015 are both clear indications of the advantages of this platform. Cloud computing has become an essential way to manage IT delivery services and high density computing; in fact, as of 2014 there are officially more workloads deployed on the cloud than traditional IT platforms.
The other little-known benefit of a cloud migration?
As mentioned, a cloud migration will alleviate the load of your company’s or data center’s physical hardware as resources are transferred to remote servers managed by your partner cloud administrator. This means that extra in-house IT assets like servers will be rendered useless to your company or data center; however, this doesn’t mean they still can’t serve you.
When onsite servers have been replaced by cloud platforms, companies and data centers have the opportunity to sell these used servers on the resale market for a substantial return on investment. Used servers are of great value to buyers in these markets, and it only makes sense that fully-functional servers find new homes after they’re no longer of use to your company. In short, reselling surplus servers with Ex-It Technologies is simple and efficient, and yields exceptional profits. Why not make the most of the valuable assets you have on hand?