Investing in an infrastructure centered around hybrid cloud solutions can save Los Angeles CPAs money and time. A hybrid cloud solution is a combination of public and private cloud services and on-premises services.
It can add flexibility for businesses that are unsure exactly how much space and storage they need. CPA firms have the advantage of adding more capacity and storage as they grow while only being charged for the resources used.
For many businesses, switching to hybrid cloud solutions can be even more beneficial than using a pure cloud-based approach. The best hybrid cloud solution for any CPA firm is going to be dependent on the needs of the organization and the current IT infrastructure.
Below are two of the best hybrid cloud solutions for Los Angeles CPAs.
Data Storage and Archiving
A combination of on-site and cloud data storage and archiving can provide solid flexibility for your business. Newer data that needs to be accessed more frequently can be stored safely and securely in the cloud, saving space on any internal forms of storage. This is especially beneficial in the event of an internal server failure.
At the same time, older financial records, which need to be kept for one reason or another would benefit more from being stored, cost effectively, on an internal storage drive or server. This also has the advantage of providing an extra layer of protection, in case the cloud platform that you are using encounters a failure.
Certain applications used by your CPA firm may be very well equipped to function and run on a cloud-based system, but others may not. It is important to test out each application on the cloud system to see if it run smoothly.
A hybrid cloud solution, such as an internal server for some applications and hosting for others, can solve any problem associated with applications failing to run on a pure cloud-based system.
Public and private cloud platforms remain independent of one another. One of the best advantages offered by hybrid cloud solutions is that the organization can store private or sensitive data on the private cloud system. Also, they can utilize the resources of the public cloud platform to run applications that rely on this data.
Los Angeles CPA firms can benefit tremendously by using a hybrid cloud-based approach, and it can provide more flexibility for the business down the road.
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