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Advantages of Cloud Computing – A View from the Trenches

A customer recently asked for a cost justification for moving their on-premises servers to the cloud.  I shouldn’t have been surprised, given the fact that here in the Midwest, my customers are a conservative bunch, slower to move to new technology.  To me, the argument has long been won. The decision to move to the cloud for a mid-sized company is a ‘no brainer.’  Though more attractive cloud server pricing is receiving more customer interest, it reminded me that we still need to relate both tangible and intangible benefits to make a sale.