A startup company often tries to limit the initial costs of all aspects of the business until the business starts to turn a profit and generate revenue. However, by using older technology such as shared hosting or even virtual private server options, the business may find they add to their costs.
Starting out with older shared hosting or virtual private server hosting does have an initial lower cost than cloud computing. The older technology is not flexible or easily scalable, which means the business will often need to consider a migration to the cloud in a few years. The cost of the migration, not to mention any associated downtime, may result in significantly higher costs than starting out using the cloud.
Public or Private Clouds?
Unless the startup is in an industry where specific protocols and security measures are required, which includes medical startups, financial businesses, and some technology and research sectors, the public cloud offers all the features startups require.
In addition to the reasonable cost, there are multiple security layers to protect sensitive data, including end-to-end encryption and ongoing monitoring of the system for any signs of threats. When high levels of security are required, startups may consider a hybrid cloud, with the private cloud component used for all sensitive data.
Choosing the public cloud environment with a Tier lll data center means less than 1.6 hours of downtime per year. This means over 99.982% uptime, which is essential for a startup company to have stability and reliability for customers and end-users.
The data center can also provide backup and disaster recovery services, additional security services, and storage options that grow as the needs of the business grow.
Let the team at Web Werks assist your startup company in finding the right cloud services for your budget and requirements. More information can be found online at www.webwerks.in.