A start-up in the cloud. Does this make sense?

Michalina Staszewska Michalina Staszewska

Starting a business is not a simple task. In the beginning, one has a lot of energy and ideas, but little cash. However, over time, new solutions are being developed that can be optimal and we can save money with them. One of them is to choose a cloud-based IT infrastructure. It is a flexible solution that allows projects to be developed faster and, above all, for less money.

Cloud – the equivalent of your server room

At the beginning of your journey, you need to choose the right infrastructure that meets the needs of both you and your employees. Creating the website itself will be the easiest part. Unfortunately, it is much more difficult to find the right tools not only for marketing, but also for analyzing sites or focusing on advertising elements.

Traditional infrastructure undoubtedly has many advantages, but setting it up from scratch carries enormous costs, even if you opt for cheaper equipment replacements. There is also the need to purchase separate programs with monthly renewal cycles, which is not only costly but also difficult, due to the possibility of forgetting to renew them. Don’t think that if you buy now, it will pay for itself later. What if your business doesn’t need all these solutions in a while, or needs other, newer solutions that are more suited to the market you’re operating in? This will generate additional and completely unnecessary costs, the sums of which will be enormous. In comparison, cloud-based SaaS software allows access to many programs and facilities without investing in licenses. The entire process follows the “pay-as-you-go” principle, meaning that costs are charged for real resources used. You will only pay for what you used, nothing more. In addition, SaaS services have the option of fixed-term or lifetime subscription payments, the choice is entirely up to you and your preferences.

An additional disadvantage of classic infrastructure is its security and potential failure rate. Servers require proper maintenance to function properly. It is not enough to introduce protection in the form of technology. Physical safeguards that ensure proper temperature and humidity are extremely important. Another problem and unnecessary cost. In a cloud solution, this responsibility falls on the service provider, giving you peace of mind and more time to grow your business.

Long-term thinking is good, but not in every element of the company. Imagine if all the solutions could be in one service, where you would only pay for the resources used. Stop. You don’t have to imagine it, it’s a service at your fingertips. The solution is cloud computing.

Why is the cloud so special?

Here are some facts that may convince you to start your cloud adventure:

  1. Lower costs, higher profits. The aforementioned pay-as-you-go method provides such opportunities. In addition, if you are a new user, you can take advantage of the Free Tier. For a period of one year, you are provided with many services to use for free.
  2. Licenses and software available off-the-shelf, all under a SaaS billing model. You also don’t have to worry about updating them. All this is provided by your cloud provider and is included in the price of using the service.
  3. Safety Guarantee. Your data is protected with distributed storage and efficient backup tools. Unlike traditional infrastructures, a fire or other random event in one server room does not mean a loss of resources. In the cloud, your data is always safe.
  4. Data can be accessed from anywhere on earth. Social media crisis over the weekend? Quick response by having all your data in the cloud from where you are at the moment. Nothing will surprise you anymore.
  5. Cooperation between employees can be much easier. Together you create a project in which constant changes are taking place. In the classic version, everyone waits for someone to finish and send the file on. A waste of time. The cloud significantly facilitates teamwork because it allows you to work together.
  6. Ensuring security at the highest level. Cloud providers have numerous security features that are very difficult to pass. Not only in virtual server rooms, but also in physical ones. They also hold numerous security certifications from independent testing firms, and part of their services is legal compliance with many, rapidly changing regulations like GDPR guidelines.
  7. Constant opportunity for change. When creating a business, we don’t always know what technology or tool will be most effective for us. In the cloud, you choose the ones that meet your needs at the moment. With a flexible approach, you can test multiple solutions.

Isn’t regular hosting enough for me?

A question we get very often. Low-cost, post-hosted shared hosting. When customers see new technologies, they are not always willing to implement them right away. They are looking for other exits, which they think will be cheaper and probably more suitable. In a few situations this is the case, but it all depends on the type of business you open. In a situation where you are implementing projects for external companies, it is worth rethinking whether ordinary hosting will be appropriate. Starting a project from the beginning in the cloud is much easier, more flexible than moving it to cloud computing at a later stage.

My company is no longer a Start-up

What if your business starts to grow? Of course, it will begin to need more memory resources and completely different opportunities for growth in the market. In our opinion, this is not a reason to worry, it is a reason to rejoice.

The cloud is a scalable solution, adapting to the current needs and requirements of the customer. Do you need more space? No problem. Are you increasing the parameters of your virtual server or opening a new one? Nothing simpler. Setting up a new server does not take several days as in the classic solution. A virtual machine can be at your disposal even in a few minutes.

Take your first steps in the cloud with Qlos

Starting a business involves complex requirements. That’s why it’s worth having support for more difficult tasks. Amazon Web Services is a leading provider of cloud services, that’s why we would like to offer you the support and assistance of our Specialists who know this technology inside out. We will arrange a meeting for you to determine your goals, objectives and see if the cloud will be the best solution for your business.

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