Beyond the Basics: A More Detailed View Into the Benefits of Using Cloud Computing in Networking

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May 25, 2022

You’re no amateur, reading this with your IT degree and certifications and years of experience behind you. You know there are significant benefits of using cloud computing in networking—flexibility, security, mobility, and recovery, to name just a few. 

What you need right now are hard facts and stats you can use to convince your less-technologically savvy superiors that a network migration to the cloud is worth the allocated time and budget.  

Stratus Information Systems has your back. We’ve gathered the most pertinent and current information that will make your points undeniable. Add them to your next presentation, and everyone will be on board. You’ll finally get the resources required to move your company forward into the future of cloud computing networks.

4 Benefits of Cloud Computing for Networks

Here’s a quick-and-dirty rundown of statistics that prove the importance of cloud computing—facts that’ll stop your superiors in their tracks.

1. The Digital World Will Open Up to You

“There is no business strategy without a cloud strategy,” warns Gartner’s vice president Milind Govekar

Pursuing a “cloud first” policy enables new digital, payment, customer, and security experiences that aren’t possible for traditional wired networks. Cloud-native architectures and technologies are about to be pervasive, not just popular. “Anything non-cloud will be considered legacy.”  

Gartner estimates that by 2025:

  • Over 95% of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud-native platforms.
  • 70% of new applications developed will use low-code or no-code technologies.

2. You Won’t Be Left Behind Your Competitors 

Combine the encroaching IoT infrastructure and upcoming 5G and WiFi 6E networks, and you’ve got an explosion of cloud network needs that are about to hit the market. 

By 2025, Gartner predicts:

  • The total worldwide revenue of traditional networks will be surpassed by the cloud, at $917 billion. 
  • Almost $1.8 trillion worth of enterprise IT spending will be shifted to the cloud.

Companies need to aggressively invest in and adopt high-growth cloud opportunities to capitalize on these predictions before finding themselves quickly irrelevant in their market.

3. Your Company Will Meet Ever-More-Stringent Security Compliance Regulations

On March 9, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) “proposed amendments to its rules to enhance and standardize disclosures regarding cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance, and incident reporting by public companies.” 

The proposed amendments strengthen “investors’ ability to evaluate public companies” based on their cybersecurity posture. Why is this needed? 

Forbes writes how hackers have gladly taken advantage of the shift to remote and hybrid offices and the gaps in security that come with it:

  • Cybercriminals can penetrate 93% of company networks. 
  • Businesses suffered 50% more cyberattack attempts per week in 2021.
  • 66% of small- to medium-sized businesses have experienced a cyber attack in the past 12 months.

Norton, the eminent cybersecurity company, explains that “cloud companies often rely on far more robust cybersecurity measures to protect your sensitive data.” One reason for this is that hackers love to use malware and phishing methods to gain access to information stored on computer hard drives. 

However, cloud computing (also called wireless networking) offers a multitude of security guardrails, such as:

  • Extremely secure servers in data warehouses
  • Built-in firewalls
  • Multiple back-up redundancies 
  • Consistent and automatic security updates across the network
  • Expert security analysis backed by advanced AI algorithms

4. There’s Visibility Beyond Belief

Having a cloud-managed dashboard at your fingertips, no matter your location, means you can control your entire multi-site corporate network environment as if you were a master gamer.

One dashboard enables you to respond faster, configure and troubleshoot remotely (you’ll never get punished for being AFK), and have more bandwidth for other pressing projects that require your special skills. 

Features include:

  • Powerful layer 7 security with real-time updates
  • Multi-gig speeds
  • Centralized mobile device management 

What Else Stratus Can Do for You

Backing up your presentations isn’t the only thing we can do to help you out. Consider Stratus your cloud network specialists. If you’re moving to a cloud-hosted solution to capture the benefits of cloud computing for networks, our experts have the knowledge and expertise you want in a partner. Whether you need a lot of help or a little, we’ll help you set up your organization for flawless network deployment

Get in touch with Stratus Information Systems today!