Posted by Jamie Crawley - 27 February 2019
The Cloud is not a visible mass of condensed water vapour floating in the sky with a keyboard and mouse attached. If this was true, all of our data would be lost when the Cloud precipitates into rain! Cloud computing provides a way to manage computing resources online. The term has evolved over recent years and can be used to describe the use of a third party for our storage and computing needs.
Recently, we migrated Sargasso to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to harness the power of Cloud computing and the other advantages that it presents. Loads of planning and coffee was inevitable to accomplish a smooth transition and it has paid off big time. We now have a scalable, robust logistics software solution which is crucial for EDI processing, overviewing real-time shipping data and, most of all, ensuring our end-users can carry out their day to day operations with the best experience.
Let’s have a look at some of the benefits of Cloud computing.
The software system is updated on a regular basis with new features and the latest technology. These updates are not limited to the software itself as the servers and computer power can be upgraded with only a click of the button.
Cloud computing minimises the cost of managing and maintaining IT systems. The days of purchasing expensive IT equipment and forking out wages for expertise are long gone. Another point worth mentioning is that our energy consumption decreases.
The system can be scaled up or down instantly. Whether processing power, memory, or storage, this can be accomplished in a short time frame and this allows the system to continue sailing smoothly. There is no need to install and upgrade the system ourselves.
The last thing that any business wants is to lose data in a natural disaster or power failure! Data stored in the Cloud ensures that it is backed up and protected in a secure and safe location. Recovery is also a much more streamlined process.