Reduce risk of maintaining older, obsolete and inactive applications
If you are like most companies, your IT infrastructure is a fragile, cobbled-together mess. Maybe you have some systems that are no longer supported by their original vendor, or maybe they just do not work well with the rest of the applications you use. Maybe you have got some applications that were developed in-house by a long-gone employee who knows how it all works but has left the company. And then there are those systems that are so old and poorly documented that nobody even knows what they do anymore. The risk of failure of that IT infrastructure might cause a considerable amount of downtime without having access to a quick fix.
Reduce your operating expenses without adding to your capital expenses
Online data storage reduces expenses. It requires no hardware, internal maintenance, or utility costs. Scalable storage capacity also cuts costs by ensuring you only pay for the storage you actually need. You can move away from the expensive and unpredictable capital budget process as these environments also tend to alleviate some of the burden associated with traditional IT data center challenges like backup and restore, disaster recovery, storage capacity, and business continuity. The challenge of competing for capital dollars internally to support vendor upgrades and backend architecture changes thankfully goes away.