Welcome To The Cloud, It’s Growing

Original Article posted on December 22, 2016 at Welcome To The Cloud, It’s Growing

What Is Driving Cloud Adoption?

For Ray McKenzie, founder and principal at Red Beach Advisors, cloud adoption is all about software solution management. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a part of that adoption, as is infrastructure cost reduction.

“Operational support requirements are handled by the company or business that offers the cloud solution,” he said. “Businesses have lower operational and capital expenditures with cloud computing companies, while not having to deal with depreciating assets or long-term service contracts.”

His company specializes in implementing solutions for startups and small-to-medium-sized businesses. He finds that companies are able to increase or reduce usage of services easily to accommodate their businesses and rely on the service provider’s SLA for support, management and service.

Michael Leroux’s answer is a no-brainer. He is an engineer and cloud expert at Accelerated Connections, a Canadian independent ISP and IT company. He sees two main factors: reduced operational costs compared to running in a traditional datacenter model and efficiency to deploy products and services based on consumer demand.

“The cloud market has matured to a state where the deploying cloud is more acceptable and proven reliable for mainstream clients. At the same time, you can add more resources to power your service with a click of a button, allowing companies to invest only what they need now, and can grow that investment as the demand grows. Traditional models require the client to invest in resources to handle future demands even when the requirements today do not require it,” he said.

Leo Welder, founder of ChooseWhat.com, credits people’s demand for mobile access and cross-platform compatibility as the biggest buying force behind cloud adoption. He sees two more forces building cloud deployment.

“Software companies are seeing new revenue opportunities with subscription-based cloud services. Finally, the integration opportunities with cloud products is providing users with features that were previously impossible,” he said.

Original Article posted on December 22, 2016 at Welcome To The Cloud, It’s Growing

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