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ERP Public Cloud: What You Need to Know

By Marie Newmann

ERP Public Cloud

What is the Public Cloud? 

For those who have bought the myth that cloud computing is a sure way to endanger your data, the concept of the “public cloud” probably doesn’t sound too good. However, public cloud is not only the standard for cloud hosting but also one of the most secure methods of storing data. Additionally, it delivers ease of use, speed and mobility to boost business performance. 

But what exactly is the public cloud? We’re here to clear up some of the confusion with a definition of the public cloud and an explanation of the benefits users can enjoy when they take advantage of Microsoft Azure for their software deployment.  

Public Cloud Definition 

When we talk about cloud computing, we’re referring to the practice of storing and managing data through a network of servers hosted on the Internet instead of an on-site server. The dominant method of cloud computing is the public cloud, in which third-party providers make data storage and services available over the public Internet, often through pay-per-usage models.  

This pricing model is one of the driving factors for public cloud adoptions. On-premises and even private cloud deployments can accelerate costs. The private cloud has the scalability and flexibility of public cloud, but because services are only offered to select users and not managed by a third party, users are totally responsible for their system’s performance. Both on-premises and private cloud users have to cough up extra for infrastructure, deployment and maintenance. In contrast, the public cloud just entails a fee based on data usage. This also makes business expansion easier, since adding more users and locations requires a change in your payment plan rather than large-scale projects.  

The public cloud also wins out in safety. Small and midsize businesses strapped for cash can’t maintain the IT resources necessary to manage data security in house. With the public cloud, businesses put their trust in expert providers who diligently follow best practices and automate processes to assure data stays safe. For many ERP users, the public cloud is the superior deployment option for delivering an affordable, secure solution.  

Microsoft Azure 

Though public cloud has been proven to offer significant improvements in enterprise performance, bear in mind that not all cloud providers deserve your trust. Some providers can’t promise the level of security or commitment to innovation that you need to drive your business forward. To guarantee that clients operate on a top-notch cloud solution, we host software on Microsoft Azure.  

No other cloud platform can measure up to Azure’s security protocols. It limits downtime and exposure to threats by following security best practices and offering 24/7 monitoring. With more certifications than any other cloud provider, Azure can help you meet an array of standards and regulations. It also comprises of more data centers and servers than any other cloud provider, granting users fast processing speeds.  

Additionally, Azure gives you control over your software. With most software as a service (SaaS) hosting models, businesses can't set their own upgrade schedule. They end up with each new version of the platform, even if it isn't in their company's best interest. We let you take advantage of the scalability and ease of Microsoft Azure without tying you down—you determine the right time to upgrade your software. 

Wrap Up 

To reap the full benefits of the public cloud, get in touch with the experts at Datix. We're an Epicor Gold Partner that has offered premier services and solutions for over 20 years. As a Microsoft Gold Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) registered with Microsoft Government Cloud Computing (GCC), no other Epicor partner has our level of expertise in Microsoft Azure.

Contact us today to start elevating your enterprise performance with cloud ERP!

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Tags: azure, cloud erp, cloud erp vs on-prem, cloud security, Epicor® ERP, Solutions and Services, epicor cloud

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