Utilizing a managed cloud service allows your company to experience the benefits of hosting your business applications in the cloud without the need to have an IT team maintain your cloud environment internally. The cloud and application maintenance tasks are outsourced to a trusted managed cloud provider who will ensure your environment is running as efficiently as possible; including monitoring and quickly addressing any capacity issues, bandwidth needs, and potential cyber threats. Companies across many industries are beginning to utilize managed cloud services because of the many business advantages they provide, including scalability, security, and reduced burden on internal resources. Let’s take a look a closer look at each of these benefits.
Benefits of Managed Cloud Solutions
Flexibility and Scalability
With a traditional software application, planning for unexpected growth would require the purchase of extra servers, storage, and licenses. And adding all this extra technology involves having someone install hardware and then paying for any required maintenance. For most budding companies, the growth itself can cause major IT bottlenecks and increasingly higher business technology costs.
With a managed cloud provider, whether you need to increase or scale-down your cloud capacity, the flexibility is built into the service. With your applications on-premises, data storage is constrained physically and you are restricted in how you can scale your environment to meet the demands of your business. With the cloud, you remove the limit to the physical size of your server environment, allowing you to scale storage as needed, without interruption to your business workflows or expensive, unplanned changes. By cutting loose the ties that bind you to your physical infrastructure, you can focus on building out your infrastructure in a more efficient and cost-saving way.
In addition to scalability, managed cloud services add extra levels of security to your document storage. Internally, data centers and mature infrastructures are designed with intense security best practices. Equipment is monitored, and access to the premises of data centers is tightly restricted. Highly experienced staff maintain these infrastructures, processes are controlled, and there are always many trained eyes on these systems.
In the event of a disaster, like a fire or electrical storm, your data is kept safe. A recent study by insurance company Nationwide showed that 68% of businesses have no disaster recovery plan in place. And, 49% percent said it would take three months or more to recover from a national disaster; too long to survive in most cases. By choosing to use a managed cloud service, the responsibility of data loss prevention is placed on the cloud provider. And since your company’s information will be locked and encrypted within the cloud, there is no risk of data loss.
Stress-free FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Validation
If your company requires a validated system, there are managed cloud providers that offer complete GxP and 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. Instead of worrying yourself and your employees with regulation risks, you can pass these responsibilities to an expert team of IT professionals who are experienced in the realm of compliance by utilizing a managed cloud service.
A CIO study reports that businesses in regulated industries actually account for the steepest rate of increase in the adoption of cloud applications in recent years. One example cited in the report is that 36% of healthcare organizations were on their way to adopting cloud applications, up from just 8% in the previous year. And these companies are shifting to manage cloud services for a reason. By transferring your information to the cloud, you are hosting it with a high degree of data integrity in an audit ready environment. And for companies who are often subject to regulatory oversight, cloud solutions help to streamline your workflows while exceeding regulatory requirements. You are saving company money and employee time, giving you more resources to focus on growing your business.
The ENSUR document control and quality management software is available in the highly secure, validated, GxP and 21 CFR Part 11 compliant environment, the DocXellent Managed Cloud (DMC). DMC is a collection of cloud hosting services provided by DocXellent which houses the audit-ready IT infrastructure that is ENSUR Cloud.
The DMC hosted ENSUR software is a complete solution that provides you with a fully managed application environment where hosting, application maintenance and technical support is handled quickly and efficiently by our outstanding team of technical support professionals. Whether you require an audit-ready cloud solution or not, ENSUR Cloud is a secure, scalable and cost-effective option for your document management needs.
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