Cloud Computing:
What It Is and Why It’s Essential
for Staffing Software Technology

Cloud computing is an overused, misunderstood term. But for staffing companies, the cloud represents the safest and most cost-effective way to deliver new technology, and it’s rapidly replacing older, on-premise software. Simply explained, cloud computing is the on-demand availability of system resources that allows organizations to host their servers, networks, storage, development tools, and applications over the internet.

The advent of the pandemic and the expansion of remote work has greatly accelerated cloud usage as firms are more focused than ever on the need for increased flexibility and disaster recovery. According to Accenture research, “Over the past two years, there’s been a surge in cloud commitment, with more than 86% of companies reporting an increase in cloud initiatives.” So why is cloud-based technology so compelling?

With technology rapidly advancing, the transition to cloud services has become central to many businesses’ digital transformation strategy, as it offers enhanced security, unlimited scalability, greater system durability, 24/7 availability, and the ability to fast-track innovation.

And as your agency expands, the advantages of cloud computing become ever more considerable! To better understand why migrating to a cloud-based platform is so critical, it’s important to explore the reasons why cloud service providers can deliver on all these benefits.

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Cloud-based computing offers enhanced security and greater scalability

Enhanced Security

As your staffing agency grows, your company is more vulnerable to cyberattacks that can devastate your business. And, due to the increased magnitude and sensitivity of the data that your firm needs to manage, keeping your information safe is a job that is both increasingly critical and complex.

Trustworthy cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), regularly upgrade their platform solutions based on ISO and NIST industry standards, ensuring better compliance with global regulations. Taking these measures greatly reduces the risk of cyberattacks and allows for increased security.

Scalability and Performance

Cloud platforms use virtual machines (VMs) and on-demand application services which allow their service to easily add resources, or even move to different compute resources that have more capacity, at any time with minimal impact.

This translates into even greater service flexibility that can be easily scaled up or down depending on changing business demand, allowing companies to rapidly increase IT resources –such as data storage capacity, processing power, and networking – as needed with little to no disruption or performance downtime.

Improved Reliability, Durability, and Availability

On-premise, physical data centers are vulnerable to hardware failures, service outages, and system attacks. Whenever a server fails, it must be repaired or replaced – a slow and disruptive process that can lead to loss of productivity and revenue.

Cloud hosting providers offer increased redundancy to ensure greater system durability. In a nutshell, this means that their services are hosted across multiple servers and data centers in globally diverse regions which allow their systems to automatically switch to backup resources when something goes wrong – ensuring 24/7 platform reliability and availability.

Thus, with cloud computing, no matter the situation, you can remain assured that your data will be protected, and your products, services, and tools will remain accessible anytime, anywhere – and from any device – to both customers and employees with just a simple internet connection.

Increased Innovation

The days of buying, installing, and managing your own software are behind us. The software product companies of today are delivering the capabilities for consumption in the well-known cloud environments. Deploying your products in the cloud puts you closer to the mainstream of new innovative tools and services that are necessary to continue driving SaaS platform capabilities.

Furthermore, most legacy systems aren’t agile enough to handle the rapid experimentation and scaling needed to support constant innovation. To stay ahead of their competition, growing businesses need to keep up with the rapid pace of technological advancements, which requires having the right infrastructure in place.

Cloud computing has allowed companies to take advantage of the unprecedented speed and agility of digital technology to help accelerate innovation efforts. Additionally, by moving to the cloud, your IT experts can spend less time on hardware maintenance and more time speeding new products to market that will enhance your business.

Avionté Is Now on the Cloud! Why This Is a Major Achievement for Our Clients

To help our clients take advantage of all the capabilities cloud services have to offer, Avionté has recently consolidated its infrastructure to AWS to build a more redundant, secure, enterprise-grade platform that can scale with our customers’ businesses. This required our technology teams to work around the clock to migrate our entire client base to the cloud in just 17 months!

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Avionté has consolidated its infrastructure to AWS

Working hand-in-hand with AWS to ensure best practices, we didn’t just move our infrastructure, we restructured it! Our platform now runs on high-availability infrastructure across 5 data centers located in multiple geographic locations. And with traffic distributed across 3 different data centers (or availability zones) on top of our databases, which are also replicated in 2 other data centers, protection against disaster scenarios is extremely robust.

And thanks to AWS, we now better align our practices with global ISO industry standards to ensure the utmost security for our clients and protect them from injurious ransomware or cybersecurity breaches that can seriously harm their businesses.

With this move, our platform is now capable of vertical and horizontal scaling, which will ensure our users enjoy increased system performance with faster response time and processing speeds.

Avionté CTO Odell Tuttle oversaw the teams responsible for this transition, and with 28 years’ experience building and operating large-scale software platforms, is a strong advocate of using cloud-based systems for SaaS software support.

Odell Tuttle, CTO

Whoever can get ahead and take advantage of the efficiencies and capabilities that are on the cloud platforms will be better off, because that’s where all future innovation will reside. Our ability to adapt to the cloud in a smooth way affects the way we deliver everything from security infrastructure and tooling to the efficiency, performance, and availability of our platform.


To transfer our systems to the cloud with such speed was an enormous request. Due to this achievement, Odell was named one of the TCB 100: People to Know in 2022 by Twin Cities Business magazine – the journal’s annual roundup that includes newsmakers, trailblazers, and innovators selected to likely to be driving change in the upcoming year. We want to congratulate Odell for this recognition and acknowledge our highly talented technology teams for successfully taking on such a monumental task. Due to their tireless efforts, Avionté can continue to hasten leading-edge service innovation while maintaining first-rate security and system reliability for our customers now and into the future.

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