You have heard a lot about it, or might even have considered it for your own business, but have not pulled the switch and spent some money on it. Before you get confused, let us clear that we are talking about cloud hosting.

If you have been thinking about it, or have already made a decision to move towards cloud hosting, the best way to ensure you are doing it for the right reasons is to try your best to understand everything that it entails.

For something that has existed for as long as cloud hosting has, it is surprising that there are still so many myths about the service. And the myths are about almost every aspect of cloud hosting – starting from why you would want to opt for it, to the ways that it can actually help your business. If you have been looking to educate yourself more about cloud hosting, you have come to the right place. Today, we will debunk some of the biggest and widely believed myths about cloud hosting.

1. It is cheaper to be on the cloud

Remember that saving money could potentially be one of the side benefits of migrating to the cloud. The main reason why any organization should move to the cloud should always be about the agility and flexibility that cloud hosting can offer. Many organizations often end up being dissatisfied when they realise that they are in fact spending more money since their move to the cloud. In short, set your expectations right. Do an in-depth analysis of your organization and its requirements, closely audit the cloud hosting options available in the market, and then take a call on which option can best serve your needs in an efficient and inexpensive manner.

2. All things should be cloud

Again, remember the benefits of cloud hosting and then think if all your applications and processes would actually be able to leverage those benefits. An application of the organization that has been automated and does not need multiple access points should ideally stay where it is. This exercise will also ensure that you are paying only for what you really need. Hence, if you see a time where non-cloud option could serve your organization better, don’t be afraid to opt for it.

3. Cloud needs decision, not a strategy

Many high position holding employees of an organization can one day simply decide to migrate to cloud hosting. Organizations often see the need to make a buying decision with cloud but do not think that it deserves a strategy too. But like all other investments that your organization makes, cloud hosting needs to have its own set of objectives and reasoning. A sound cloud hosting strategy should include things like what the business goals with cloud hosting are, the possible drawbacks for opting for one, and success measurement metrics.

4. The cloud is not secure

Existing data suggests that there have been lesser incidents of data breach in case of cloud hosting as compared to the more traditional methods. To safeguard yourself from any bias, make sure you know that cloud being unsecured is just a myth. That does not mean the opposite is true. No matter how strongly you believe in the benefits of cloud hosting, you should still let your cloud provider assure you how secure their products are. Only when you are convinced should you take the call of migrating to that cloud hosting service.

5. Everything goes on cloud together

If your organization works on complex applications with complex data, you should know that the migration to cloud could also be a step-by-step process. You do not have to stop all operations when the migration begins, and only resume work when the migration is completed.

And there you have it, some of the most common cloud hosting myths debunked!

  • Gretchen is a spiritual guide and life coach. She uses the MANDALA HEALS blog to dispense advice, tutorials & guides on various topics.

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