According to RightScale, over 70% of businesses are now running most of their workloads in the cloud. The cloud enables mobility, increases responsiveness, and establishes streamlined, continual access to data and company files. As long as costs are kept low, most businesses find that operating in the cloud is highly efficient and secure.

Are you ready to take the leap into the cloud? Here are some things you need to know.

There are three aspects of cloud services that you need to be familiar with.

First, there’s cloud software, often referred to as software as a service (or SaaS). Bedrock IT helps businesses get set up in the cloud with their current software—including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Quickbooks, and more. It can be daunting learning how to operate in a new environment, but we help make the transition easy. If a cloud software is not available for the programs your business uses, we help you find a compatible alternative such as Google’s G Suite or Adobe’s Creative Cloud. You will be up to speed, and more importantly, up and running in no time.

Then, there’s cloud infrastructure, often referred to as infrastructure as a service (or IaaS). Bedrock IT helps businesses set up the basic building blocks for operating in the cloud. This includes access to virtual computers, dedicated hardware, networking features, and storage space. Cloud infrastructure benefits your business because it enables you to have access to resources that may be impossible, difficult, or time-consuming to have on site. It also provides you with maximum flexibility and the highest level of control over your IT resources.

Finally, there are cloud platforms, often referred to platforms as a service (or PaaS). Bedrock IT gives you access to cloud platforms which removes the need for you to manage the underlying hardware and operating systems, enabling you to focus on the deployment and management of your applications. This is especially beneficial for companies that rely heavily on apps and mobile websites. With a cloud platform, you no longer have to worry about procurement of resource, keeping track of usage, maintaining software, program updates or any other heavy lifting involved in running your website or app.

The benefits of operating in the cloud are many. Talk to Bedrock IT today, and let us help you find the right cloud solution for your business.