All LinkedIn Articles are posted by Victor J. Quinones, Jr., CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder at Virtual-Q. Original article posted here.
Cloud computing continues to represent a paradigm shift for business IT, and like most major technological advances, the cloud will evolve. As more users test the boundaries of cloud integration, innovators like Virtual-Q will develop improvements and new features to make its use advantageous for even more business applications.
Over the last decade, your business may already have realized the cloud’s advantages in its present form, especially with many office necessities now deliverable online as a monthly service: data migration and storage, desktop virtualization, remote networking capabilities, enhanced cybersecurity, and more.
If you have an eye on your company’s technological future, expect cloud computing to undergo transformations similar to the evolution of other forms of online connectivity and communications. Virtual-Q is here to help your business navigate the changes.
The Cloud in 2021
More companies flocked to the cloud last year because of its flexibility—it allowed for more secure remote access when pandemic restrictions were at their height. The trend continued this year, with higher than expected cloud use reported across the board by providers. According to Flexera’s 2021 State of the Cloud Report:
- 92% of businesses surveyed have implemented some form of multi-cloud strategy.
- 82% of businesses have adopted a hybrid cloud method.
- They’re using an average of 2.6 public and 2.7 private cloud services on average.
- As a result, 61% of those businesses hope to optimize their existing cloud use and curtail costs.
The most significant change addresses the biggest concern many business owners make about the existing cloudscape: It’s become too complicated.
Many businesses enjoy the flexibility of the cloud but have quickly become overwhelmed by having separate cloud applications for different aspects of their IT infrastructure. Think of it like TV viewers ditching cable or satellite providers only to find themselves with multiple subscriptions to competing streaming services. Finding a program to watch is suddenly a lot more difficult.
There’s something to be said for the convenience of content funneled through a single hub. A clear need has emerged, calling for developers to become cloud agnostic so all of these applications can easily be unified and managed through a single platform.Virtual-Q has been on the leading edge of the trend, creating IT-, Desktop-, Disaster Recovery– and Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings that integrate seamlessly and simplify deployment.
Virtual-Q has cloud solutions ideal for businesses in a diverse array of industries. Virtual-Q continues to simplify the complexity of cloud computing for existing users and to easily usher more businesses into the cloud for the first time. We help consolidate cloud workloads for better service and make managing a hybrid cloud easier and more affordable. Specifically, The Q, our Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering, and our Q Fabric cloud infrastructure simplify and transform the costs associated with hardware, storage, operating system, applications, anti-virus, maintenance, and support into a fixed, manageable monthly operating budget.
If you have questions about the cloud, we have answers. Contact Virtual-Q today to learn more.
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