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Cloud for small and medium-sized enterprises: understanding its real cost

In Quebec as elsewhere, computer security in SMEs is a major issue. With the multiplication of scandals related to data theft, every business leader is concerned about not being the next one to have to manage such a crisis! At Natrix Technologies, we can see the growing popularity of cloud hosting, which offers a high level of information protection. Is your SME thinking of adopting the cloud? This article will give you a better understanding of the various costs involved in this process.



Myths about cloud-free accommodation

To begin with, there are several persistent myths about cloud hosting: that it's cheap, that the transition is easy, etc. However, there are a host of variables that need to be considered when making the transition to the Cloud. These include additional services, such as:

  • Adaptation;
  • Networking;
  • Integration;
  • Storage;
  • Backups;
  • Monitoring.


Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud

Remember that there are 2 distinct classes of cloud hosting: public (e.g. AWS, Microsoft Azure) and private (e.g. Natrix, Sherweb). One would tend to think that the public form is simpler and less expensive, with its monthly and per-use payments. In reality, many people are unaware that this solution involves "hidden costs".


In the case of peak activity, for example, public suppliers can deliver additional resources if they wish. These have a cost, and the more difficult it is to predict these increases in workload (intensity, duration, number of users, etc.), the higher the cost to businesses.


 In any case, public or private cloud hosting has variables that affect its cost. But remember that when managed by an experienced team - like the one at Natrix Technologies - this digital transformation ultimately allows you to improve your productivity AND avoid problems that could lead to a real financial disaster!


Finally, the achievement of a company's business objectives must be taken into consideration to determine the success of a company's transition to cloud computing.


High-performance IT solutions for the security of SMEs

At Natrix Technologies, we offer Cloud hosting to small and medium-sized businesses in Quebec. By using the custom services we offer, you will reduce your expenses (hardware, maintenance, etc.) while maintaining access to the best possible technologies. You will remain connected at all times with your employees (with an optimal level of security!), and this, anywhere in the world. Contact us to discuss your needs!