Why Embrace The Cloud?
by Micky Thompson
To visualize how business technology is changing due to the cloud, we have found that comparing the cloud to the electric power plant helpful for our clients when we discuss what Rackless can do for them. In the early days of electricity, providing power to your home or business required you to build your own electric power plant. Can you imagine having to build your own power plant?
It seems unimaginable today but some people, generally wealthy ones, actually built their own power plants. One such person was JP Morgan. In 1879, JP Morgan hired Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, to help him install one of America’s first power plants in his home’s basement. That power plant went on to power over 400 light bulbs in the Morgan residence. Fortunately for the rest of us, the commercial electric power plant was invented and we now rely on electric power companies to provide our homes and businesses electricity without our need to build our own power plant.
Server rooms, server racks and complicated server licenses represent a similarity to those first personal electric power plants in the early days of electricity. In the early days of technology like with electricity, every organization needed to build their own server room and then acquire the technology they needed. Like the personal power plant, server rooms and server racks are becoming more and more obsolete and are being replaced by today’s modern ‘cloud-based’ technologies.
By embracing the cloud, today’s growing organizations and businesses are lowering their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when it comes to the technology systems they use. Gone are the days of huge capital investments in building large server rooms and purchasing servers. This large expense is known in finance as CAPEX and many CFO’s frown upon CAPEX. By leveraging today’s next-generation cloud-based technology vendors and tapping into an accessible global software development workforce, Rackless is helping small and medium sized organizations acquire, build and integrating their corporate technology systems all in the cloud. By doing this, Rackless empowers your teams to accomplish more with less upfront investment. This type of budgeting is known in finance as OPEX which CFO’s love.
If you’re interested in using that server room for something other than technology equipment that drops in value like a rock, would like to see your CFO smile more and wish to make your teams more efficient, be sure to speak with our team at Rackless on how we can help you accomplish all that. We are ready to help you down-size your server room while upgrading your technology at the same time.
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