Cloud – The Key Foundation for Speed and Efficiency
How many times have you been encountered with the word ‘cloud’? How many times has that fluffy bubbled kindergarten sketch of cloud taken over your imagination at the first instance of listening to the word ‘cloud’? Surely, many times.
Just like Bitcoin emerged as the next big thing suddenly, Cloud Computing has already been making many strides in the IT industry in the recent years. In simple words, Cloud means “the internet”. And services such as software, analytics, servers, storage, databases, networking, and more—over the Internet are called Cloud Services.
The public cloud new capabilities on demand without investing in new hardware or software. Instead, customers pay their cloud provider a subscription fee for only the resources they use. Simply by filling in web forms, users can set up accounts and spin up virtual machines or provision new applications.
As shocking it may sound, though cloud computing made it’s appearance decades ago only, you don’t even realize but you are already using it for most of your services!
Let’s look at what incredible this platform offered that led to its boisterous success:
Speed: Big cloud services run on data centers that are maintained and secure and use fast and efficient hardware. The services offered by the providers are fast and swift.
Flexibility: Cloud-based services are ideal for businesses with ever-changing data storage/ numbers demands. If your needs increase it’s easy to scale up your cloud’s capacity. Or else, if you need to scale down again, the flexibility is seared into the service. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say, this is all click away!
Cost effective: With saving costs on hardware and software required to set up one’s specific server, enterprises can make the number work on other profiles of their business. Reasonably priced subscriptions are all one needs to start with cloud computing.
Data Backup(Reliable): With servers continuously backed up, Cloud computing makes data backup, disaster recovery and business stability easier and less expensive, because data can be established at several superfluous sites on the cloud provider’s network/server.
Freedom of workplace: Just an Internet Connection and job’s half done! Depending upon service provider, kind of device to handle your data can be chosen. This indeed has a linear relationship with productivity.
Performance: “The biggest cloud computing services run on a worldwide network of secure data centers, which are regularly upgraded to the latest generation of fast and efficient computing hardware”-Microsoft. This offers several benefits over a single corporate specific datacenter, including abridged network latency for applications and greater economies of range.
Global Recognition: Now regarded as a Global-wide the platform, the benefits of cloud computing services including the ability to scale elastically can’t be ignored. It simply means, that means delivering the right amount of IT resources—for example, more or less computing power, storage, bandwidth—right when it’s needed and from the right geographic location depending on the
Competitiveness: By now you must have got the thought of supremacy of Cloud Computing. Moving to the cloud gives access to enterprise-class technology, for everyone, even with the small-scale business. It also allows smaller businesses to act faster than big, conventional competitors. ‘Pay-as-you-go’ services and cloud business applications mean small outfits can run with the big boys and interrupt the market, whilst lingering incline and agile.
Environmentally friendly: While all the above points predict out the advantages of cloud computing for your business, the cloud can be advantageous to the surrounding too. When your cloud needs fluctuate, your server capacity scales up and down to fit. So you only use the energy you need and you don’t leave oversized carbon footprints.
Increased collaboration: As mentioned earlier that it increases productivity, it also creates harmony and lessens the definitions of different posts in a business. When your teams can access, edit and share documents anytime, from anywhere, they’re able to do more together and do it better. Anyone can contribute and enhance the work.
In short, Cloud Computing is being normal and it’s anticipated that by 2020 most of the companies in the USA would move to the cloud. It’s efficient, cost-effective, secure and most importantly increases cash flow as we just saw. And reasons enough to satiate any Businessman’s hunger.
Have you switched to cloud computing yet?