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3 Key Benefits of Cloud Infrastructure for Your Business

Companies in the past had to build their own IT infrastructure and manage on-premises applications that were installed. Cloud infrastructure solves this problem, and cloud infrastructure providers offer on-demand storage and computing services, enabling companies to store data and run applications in a cloud environment. According to Gartner, cloud services are “standardized, highly-automated, public cloud offerings integrating infrastructure services (such as computing, network and storage), platform services (including managed application and data services) and transformation services (programs/resources that help customers adopt cloud-oriented IT delivery models).”

There are different types of cloud environments, including a public cloud or hybrid cloud and on-premises solution. No matter which you choose for your business, they all deliver the following benefits:

1. Flexible and scalable platform for managing enterprise systems and data

A cloud infrastructure environment enables businesses to easily scale their resources up or down based on their needs, allowing them to efficiently manage their systems and data without the need for significant upfront investments in hardware or infrastructure. This flexibility also enables companies to quickly adapt to changing business requirements and handle increased workloads without disruptions. Additionally, cloud infrastructure provides a centralized platform for managing and storing data. By integrating data from various applications in areas including order management, supply chain, and customer experience, enterprises can collaborate across the business to optimize their operations, enhance productivity, and drive innovation.

2. Enhanced security and continuous updates managed by provider

Leveraging cloud infrastructure enables customers to focus on their core business activities, with data and application and security updates handled automatically by the cloud provider. Cloud service providers invest heavily in robust security measures, including encryption, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems, to protect data stored in the cloud. This ensures that sensitive information remains secure and reduces the risk of data breaches. Additionally, cloud infrastructure enables companies to easily implement security updates and patches across their systems, ensuring that they are always up to date with the latest security protocols. This eliminates the need for manual upgrades and reduces vulnerability to potential security threats. Moreover, cloud infrastructure offers the advantage of automated backups and disaster recovery mechanisms, ensuring that data is protected and can be quickly restored in the event of any unforeseen incidents. Overall, cloud infrastructure provides a secure and efficient environment for companies to manage their systems, safeguard their data, and stay ahead of potential security risks.

3. Greater data insights and high-performance growth with AI and cloud infrastructure

The combination of AI and cloud infrastructure offers companies the ability to unlock greater data insights and revenue opportunities. By leveraging cloud infrastructure, companies can easily store, process, and analyze large datasets in a cost-effective and scalable manner. AI algorithms can analyze vast amounts of data stored in the cloud, extracting valuable insights and patterns that would be difficult to identify manually. This enables businesses to make data-driven decisions, identify market trends, and gain a competitive edge. Cloud infrastructure’s ability to handle high-computational workloads and provide on-demand resources ensures that AI models can be trained and deployed efficiently. Ultimately, the combination of AI and cloud infrastructure empowers companies to harness the full potential of their data, drive innovation, and achieve accelerated growth.

For more on the benefits of cloud services, particularly Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), watch How OCI Solves Critical Customer Issues with Argano Chief Revenue Officer, Sri Ayyeppen. To find out how you can get the most out of Oracle Cloud Applications and Infrastructure, contact us.