On Premise Servers, a Thing of the Past

Last month Google, Box, and Amazon Web Services continued to signal that on-premise servers are the way of the past. As more companies examine their processing and storage demands, it is clear that warehouses of servers no longer meet modern data needs efficiently or cost-effectively. McKinsey & Company reports that 80% of large companies in North America are either looking at using cloud services or already have them (we also wrote about IBM's shift away from on-prem hardware and their goal of becoming more cloud centric in a recent blog post here).

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In the age of big data, the size and predictability of workloads have fundamentally changed and on-site servers just don’t make sense. Gigaom recently compared the use of servers to running a marathon while carrying oxygen tanks - you would be crazy to take on the burden of the added weight. The cloud has brought shared processing power and connectivity to a new level, so why hold your company back with outdated solutions? Real-time collaboration with servers in different locations requires a layer of middleware for servers to talk, but working in the cloud and advances in cloud computing and web-based applications makes sharing among employees straightforward and seamless.

Adopting cloud services gives businesses immediate access to scalable processing power, and solutions like Bitium enhance cloud productivity gains for your IT departments and employees. Bitium manages all web and cloud apps through a single sign-on platform that offers greater security through password management, automated on and off boarding, and visibility into app reporting to optimize SaaS usage. For more information on how Bitium can help your company take full advantage of the cloud go here.

 

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