A couple years ago, a tiny startup disrupted the transportation industry without a single fleet of vehicles. Around the same time, an app changed the entire hospitality industry without any properties in its portfolio. You’ve heard these two examples mentioned time and time again. My point is, size and industry don’t matter.
Whether you’re a tech-based disrupter like Uber and AirBnb, or a local manufacturing company making traffic barricades, you may have started in a garage, but your ultimate goal is most likely to grow your business. This is why it’s important to know what large enterprises are up to when it comes to infrastructure planning. If you hope to continue scaling your business, this conversation is for you.
The cloud difference between enterprises and SMBs
Lately, Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) are talking about public cloud and enterprises are talking about hybrid cloud. We dive into public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure in previous articles, and their specialty providing public cloud data center services on a subscription basis. So catch up on that conversation if you can.
We’ve also helped you map out whether to use hybrid cloud in this private cloud vs. public cloud infographic. The chart can help you decide whether an on-premise virtualized data center, public cloud or a mixture of the two with a hybrid cloud approach, is right for you.
Let’s spend the rest of our time discussing cloud computing for small business, what’s pushing public cloud trends and why it’s important to borrow from enterprise best practices by developing a cloud computing strategy.
Why SMBs love pubic cloud computing
If your SMB is using average workloads, and growing at a steady but not explosive pace, that infographic will steer you toward an all public cloud computing approach. That’s the right place for you right now. So what are the benefits of cloud computing, and what infrastructure challenges come with the territory?