Cloud Computing Explained
How AWS and Azure can help East African businesses reduce costs and improve operational agility.
Cloud computing has been one of the most significant technological advancements of the past decade, revolutionizing the way businesses operate and enabling them to access computing resources on-demand. In this blog post, we will explore how cloud computing works, with a particular focus on the two leading cloud platforms, AWS and Azure, and how Stratus Cloud Technologies can help East African businesses reduce infrastructure costs and improve operational agility.
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is a model for delivering computing services over the internet. Instead of relying on local servers or personal computers, businesses can access computing resources, such as servers, storage, databases, and software applications, through remote servers that are hosted by cloud service providers. This allows businesses to scale their operations quickly and cost-effectively, without the need for significant upfront investments in hardware and infrastructure.
AWS and Azure: Leading Cloud Platforms
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are the two leading cloud platforms, with a combined market share of more than 50%. Both platforms offer a wide range of cloud services, including computing, storage, database, and networking services, as well as machine learning, analytics, and security services.
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Reducing Infrastructure Costs
One of the key benefits of cloud computing is that it enables businesses to reduce their infrastructure costs significantly. By leveraging cloud services, businesses can avoid the need for expensive hardware, such as servers, storage devices, and networking equipment, and pay only for the resources they use. This allows businesses to scale their operations up or down quickly, depending on their needs, without incurring significant capital expenditures.
Improving Operational Agility
One other crucial benefit of cloud computing is that it enables businesses to improve their operational agility. With cloud services, businesses can spin up new computing resources in minutes, rather than weeks or months, as is often the case with traditional on-premises infrastructure. This allows businesses to respond quickly to changing market conditions and customer demands, and to test new ideas and innovations without incurring significant costs.
How Stratus Can Help with your Cloud Journey
Stratus is a new cloud services company that builds on 35+ years of legacy infrastructure expertise combined with expertise in cloud migration. We help East African businesses adopt the cloud hassle-free and at competitive costs.
Our team of cloud experts can help businesses assess their current infrastructure and work with them to develop a customized cloud migration strategy that meets their unique needs. We also offer ongoing support and optimization services to ensure that businesses get the most out of their cloud investments.
We are here to hold your hand and walk you through the Cloud Migration Journey.
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Cloud computing has tremendously transformed the way businesses operate, enabling them to access computing resources on-demand and reducing infrastructure costs. AWS and Azure are the two leading cloud platforms, and Stratus can help East African businesses adopt the cloud hassle-free and at competitive costs.
By leveraging the power of cloud computing, businesses can improve their operational agility, respond quickly to changing market conditions, and innovate faster than ever before. Don’t miss the Cloud Computing Bus! Adapt, Innovate & Scale up.