BENEFITS OF THE CLOUD

After hearing the announcement made by the Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on 16 March 2020, companies that are not providing essential services must be closed from 18 March 2020 to 12 May 2020. 

This has caused a major disruption to companies in Malaysia. One of the reasons for this is that many of today’s Malaysian companies just do not have the IT infrastructure to allow their employees to work from home. This is because many companies in Malaysia are still using on-prem storage and many of these companies’ applications are installed on their on-prem servers. On-prem storage such as Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) and on-prem servers can only be accessed via the local area network or via Virtual Private Network (VPN) which need to be set up and configured by the companies’ IT team for each of their users. 

However, if these companies had chosen to invest and leverage on the cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure or other Malaysian hosted cloud platforms, businesses would still be able to continue operating as workers and management would still be able to access data and/or applications from anywhere and at any time as long as they have internet access.

Hence it is very important that companies constantly look into ways of improving their IT infrastructure to ensure that their business is able to function as usual no matter the circumstances and work towards Industry 4.0.

Should you be interested in looking into ways to improve your company’s IT infrastructure, please do contact Ms. Puvana at v.puvana@smssb.com and we will be able to assist you in the following areas:

  1. Migrating data and/or applications from your on-prem storage or servers to the cloud;
  2. Hosting your data and/or applications on the cloud;
  3. Backing up your companies’ data to the cloud;
  4. Setting up a disaster recovery site on the cloud; 
  5. Business hour monitoring and providing reports on the status of the cloud platform; and
  6. Securing your data on-prem and in the cloud.