Cloud plus data - 5 key benefits of the powerful combination

January 14, 2021 Claranet Limited

Sima Patel
Product Manager

Cloud is no longer an aspiration, it’s an expectation. Pressure is on for enterprises to make the most of cloud, especially in a post-Covid world.  
If there's anything we've learned over the last 12 months, it's that the world is increasingly digital, and technology has allowed companies to benefit from more streamlined processes and cost-efficient operations through Cloud adoption. But the game changer for businesses is the volumes of Data (also referred to as big data) and being able to use it to drive decisions, personalise actions, fuel every interaction, power every process.  
This is such a hot topic right now that can drive so many benefits for you. So many of our customers now are looking at really using their data to make intelligent data-driven decisions. 
The business world is moving towards the cloud for many enterprise applications, but where to store important data? Most customers data sits on multiple databases. So, having a platform where you can combine these different data sources and then enrich the data, you can do creative analysis and consume that data 
Here are the key benefits that the powerful combination of data and cloud computing can bring:  
  • Optimise costs: compared to on-premise deployment and maintenance 
Migration to the cloud can improve availability of your data, and reduce both material purchases and infrastructure management efforts - so close to no CapEx, you won’t need to make upfront investments as cost will mainly be operational expenditure….WIN! 
  • Faster Scalability: Using a ready-made infrastructure
Large volumes of both structured and unstructured data require increased processing power, storage, and more. The cloud makes it easier through a ready-made infrastructure, but also the ability to scale this infrastructure quickly and when required so you can manage large spikes in usage. 
  • Easy sharing: Access data anytime, anywhere 
Data stored in the cloud can easily be shared in a secure manner. Since cloud platforms are easily accessible from a variety of devices and from any remote location, it brings easier accessibility to data driven insights. 
  • Encourage agility: using automation and best practices
Improve productivity through faster development, while avoiding the high costs. Move data quickly creating new opportunities for value from data. The cloud makes it easier to jump to the necessary infrastructure, allowing the focus to be less on managing servers and databases and more on analysing data and using more automated tooling. 
  • Strengthen security: by focusing on security and compliance of the platform 
By utilising the cloud for data storage, your enterprise can significantly improve its security posture. Cloud servers can provide automated backups and data is stored across redundant servers protecting it from any hardware failure. A wealth of encryption options for at rest and in transit data brings confidence your data will be kept safe. 
For today’s businesses, merging big data with cloud computing is a revolutionary change to transform your organisation. 
Our Claranet data experts offer end-to-end support for migrating, storing and managing Big data on Cloud platforms to quickly transform into usable data from data models, so you can worry less about the technical element of processing data and focus more on creating insights. 
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