Why move to the cloud? What are the benefits of cloud computing?

Cloud Computing
Riddhi Jindal
Riddhi Jindal

Created: 05/20/2020 10:22 AM - Updated: 05/20/2020 10:22 AM

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing is the delivery of  computing resources on-demand (including databases, servers, platforms, infrastructure, storage, applications, and many more.) over the Internet. In Cloud computing  you pay only for what you need.

 


Why move to the cloud? What are the benefits of cloud computing?


  • Secure Data

Data security in cloud is more typical than in a traditional data center, because data is stored in different machines like Personal Computer’s, servers, and different mobile devices. However cloud providers can help you to secure any infrastructure you want in the cloud environment, including storage ,compute, database and networking resources. You just need to secure your access credentials, your applications, and the underlying operating system.

  • Cost-Efficiency

Cloud computing is a cost-effective solution for storing big amounts of data on the Internet. The traditional IT infrastructure includes, runtimes applications, integration, databases, security, servers, virtualization, storage, networking, and many more. Instead of maintaining all of this by yourself, with associated operations and maintenance expenditure, you can rely on a cloud provider to handle O&M for you, allowing you to focus on your core business. You put everything to the cloud, and the cloud provider will handle the rest .


  • Unlimited Storage Space

When you store data on the cloud it gives you virtually unlimited storage capacity, so you don’t have to worry about running out of storage space in a cloud environment. Because you aren’t managing the physical storage equipment by yourself, you don’t have to estimate your future needs either: your on-cloud storage seamlessly grows to meet demand. With cloud computing, you can access as much as you need, and scale according to your requirements.

 


  • Scalability & Speed

If you suddenly need more computing power to your applications or website, you can scale up quickly and easily: almost instantly.

With the scalability of cloud computing, when you face  a sudden traffic peak, you can automatically allocate more compute resources to keep your website or application stable and responsive. If the physical server which hosts your application experiences an error, your applications will be migrated to another working server with no intervention on your part.


  • Elasticity

When you face a sudden change  in traffic, you may need more resources to help you handle the heavy demand placed on your application. Cloud computing allows you to scale up quickly: you don’t have order and provision physical equipment, which is slow and complex. As your demands drop, you can scale your infrastructure again to meet actual demand: there is no need to pay for resources you don’t require. This is one of cloud computing’s key advantages: elasticity. You use (and pay for) only what you require/need.

 

  • Go Global in Minutes

With cloud computing you can deploy your website or application in multiple regions around the world by just a few clicks. While you are reducing costs for infrastructure deployment, your customers have a better experience with lower latency.

 

  • Backup and Recovery

Cloud computing allows you store data across multiple regions for reliability and redundancy. Most providers support data recovery almost in real time to ensure high availability of your data.

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