Using Cloud Services to Increase Network Reliability

As companies move closer to a digital revolution, adopting transformative digital technologies such as robust automation and collaborative tools such as advanced audio-visual environments, the more important a reliable network becomes. To be truly effective, these technologies must work together seamlessly, without the connectivity issues that are the bugbear of productivity.

Reliability issues can cause a host of problems in the modern office, including a lack of internet services or no services is specific locations, the inability to conduct video meetings due to constant buffering, inability to stream necessary content, and even nonresponsive automated devices.

Gaining Better Network Reliability Through the Cloud

Putting your business tools in the cloud helps promote lightning-fast access for your staff — when and where they need it. However, your cloud is only as good as its architecture. To ensure that network reliability remains high, giving you the access to your data that you need for business continuity, consider deploying the following strategies:

  1. Redundancy

Network redundancy is a strategy that helps to eliminate single points of reliance in an infrastructure to prevent risk of failure and provide business continuity when events such as network outages, human error, or even cyberattacks might take your network offline. There are many ways to ensure this, including using both colocation centers and cloud services. Businesses can increase redundancy by locating servers in rented data center facilities or by using cloud services where data is stored and accessed through an internet connection. While each has their pros and cons, only cloud services provide fast, cost-effective, up- or downscaling as workloads change.

  1. Data Protection

Cloud services reduce data protection costs by removing the onus of providing security for physical theft of data such as locked cages for servers, perimeter alarms and controls, and even physical security guards. Instead, cloud providers take care of physical security at their data centers to keep your data safe.

Even technical security is enhanced by cloud services. Since some of the biggest successful cyberattacks were made possible by poor patching and lagging routine upgrades, cloud services providers often hire full-time staff that are dedicated to keeping software and hardware up-to-date with the latest security updates. They also have around-the-clock staff that monitor, report, and investigate suspicious network activity to stop attacks in their tracks. Most companies with on-premises servers simply can not afford to keep this level of security.

  1. Automated Backups

If you are using cloud services for data storage, then you already understand the importance of redundancy. But you also want to ensure that specific network components — or even entire networks — are routinely backed up in the event a single node or the whole network goes down. These backups can be differential, which only focus on files that have been created or changed since the last full backup; incremental, which targets files that have been changed or created since the last incremental backup; or continuous, where the system saves all your data any time a change is made.

To reduce the considerable planning and labor costs inherent in running these backups manually, users of cloud services can rely on consistent, automated, and redundant backups for the ultimate in data protection and accessibility.

Perry proTECH Offers Leading Edge Cloud Services for Exceptional Network Reliability

More businesses than ever are turning to cloud computing to keep their sensitive data safe and accessible to all staff, regardless of physical location. Storing data in the cloud can help your business reduce the potential for equipment downtime and provide the ability to effortlessly scale your resources up or down as your needs evolve. As a bonus, cloud services provide a cost-effective way to stay on the leading edge of advances in technology to gain access to increased productivity and security.

At Perry proTECH, our team of cloud computing experts can custom-tailor a cloud services strategy that integrates seamlessly with your current operating environment for a frustration-free transition to a smarter, more reliable network. Whether you choose cloud-only or a hybrid system that takes advantage of both on-premises and cloud benefits, you will have access to a wide range of cutting-edge features such as endpoint security, network management including automated backups, and high-level data security through state-of-the-art data centers.

Reduce downtime, enhance productivity, and keep your data safer. Contact a Perry proTECH consultant and explore how our cloud services strategies can help your business work smarter today.

2021-10-28T14:15:41-04:00November 8th, 2021|
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