Cloud infrastructure doesn't end with its adoption. Many companies, both large and small, have transitioned from traditional IT infrastructure to the cloud. But is that enough? Technology, business needs, and security requirements are evolving rapidly, and a stagnant cloud is as bad as relying on traditional infrastructure. They are just not compatible with the new age and futuristic challenges. Upgrades, timely and regular, are the solution to tackle this problem. Here are the reasons why.
1. Business Needs a Competitive Edge
In a competitive business atmosphere, companies cannot risk lagging behind. They need to be up-to-date in their operations and products and provide them with a competitive edge. For example, an application cannot surpass the competition if it doesn't have the means to tackle a recent security threat, which might have been solved in a newer upgrade. The same goes for cloud infrastructure, network, development, storage, and other aspects of the ecosystem. Timely upgrades can get enterprises future-ready.
2. Older Cloud Infrastructure Can Be Slower
The network and connection capabilities of older cloud infrastructure might not be supportive of the newer connection modes. This inability means that the company is stuck with older latency issues and connection speeds, impending the rate of business, customer support, etc. For example, the latency difference between 4G connections and 5G is up to ten times. With the right cloud upgrades, you could be doing an operation ten times faster than usual - so, why wouldn't you?
3. Security Issues
We briefly mentioned this point already but cannot insist enough - security is always a top priority, regardless of what industry companies operate in. Threats to your cloud infrastructure are more targeted than sophisticated. Vulnerability increases if your infrastructure is older. With regular upgrades, newer security protocols are embedded into your cloud systems, giving you enhanced monitoring, visibility, and safety.
4. Having a Modern Workforce
A modern workforce expects to grow with the technology rise and agility offered by newer solutions (work-from-anywhere environment is an example). Pitting such a workforce to manage older solutions will hinder the company's growth, its employees or associates, and the customers. Hence, upgrades are essential.
5. Spend Fewer Resources on Maintenance
With the introduction of new technology and upgrades, older cloud infrastructure becomes harder to maintain and manage. The time and resources needed to maintain these systems (by the in-house IT team or the cloud provider) could be allotted to foster innovation instead.
VEXXHOST Cloud Solutions
As a reputed IaaS provider, we ensure that our clients get timely upgrades for their cloud infrastructure. Furthermore, we build the infrastructure using an open source platform - meaning free upgrades always and no vendor-lock-ins. At VEXXHOST, we provide cloud solutions for a multitude of clients worldwide. We provide OpenStack-based clouds, including public clouds and dedicated and highly secure private cloud environments, ensuring utmost security and agility.
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