Companies are increasingly embracing cloud computing solutions offered by IT services providers. In fact, technology futurists argue that the cloud is potentially the future of IT. One essential characteristic of the cloud that has made it such a darling to many business owners and IT experts is its elasticity, because of its ever-expanding memory and storage size.
Businesses operating with the traditional “legacy framework” software have been trying to make them “marry” with the cloud model. The software, commonly referred to as “washed cloud” software, eventually becomes compatible and runs in the cloud. As washed as they are, however, the compatibility does not erase the fact that the software was designed to run in a different kind of technology--- an outdated technology at that. Therefore, the software remains out of fashion. Now, the question is: “What is the best way to go for business owners? Well, “Born in the Cloud” is the way to go.
Born in the cloud software is designed and developed specifically for cloud computing. As a business owner, what benefits will you reap from born in the cloud software?
The born in cloud software is managed and maintained on your behalf by your SaaS (Software as a Service) vendor. What this means is that the vendor automatically updates new versions of the software. In other words, you will not be required at any given time to upgrade outdated versions.
On the flipside, washed cloud software requires your IT team to install updates to newer versions regularly. During this time, the operation of your business will be brought to a halt. This unnecessary inconvenience and downtime can be avoided by having a born in the cloud software for your business.
Multi-Tenancy: A Platform for Inter-Company Collaboration
With regards to born in the cloud software, your SaaS vendor hosts you together with other clients. In simpler terms, the vendor hosts you as multi-tenants. Being hosted together with other market players presents a platform on which you all can share the prevailing market trends to each other.
A washed cloud software presents different dynamics altogether. Given the fact that the software “swims in unfamiliar waters,” it is not possible to have it hosted in a multi-tenancy. Sticking with it, therefore, denies you the chance to enjoy the benefits that come with multi-tenancy.
Saves You Money
You are in business to make money, right? Getting IT services is definitely not a bad idea. Born in the cloud applications are charged on a pay-per-use billing system. They are elastic and can accommodate both peak and off-peak hours. The cloud expands during peak hours and shrinks during off-peak hours. This means that you only pay for what you use.
Washed cloud software is rigid. It cannot shrink or expand. As such, it forces you to pay for the same amount during off-peak as during peak hours. In the end, you pay for unused excess units during off-peak times.
As a business owner, you should consider the benefits of born in the cloud to your company and start utilizing it now. We at Vitalpoints can help you with that and all your other IT needs. We specialize in providing businesses the IT services they deserve. Don’t get left behind in this fast-changing technology. Make a move now---contact us!