Advantages of Cloud Computing Services

Cloud computing services permit businesses to use enterprise software without having to invest in new hardware or software. This helps save time, money and effort. This allows companies to accelerate their journey from operations to innovations and gain a competitive advantage.

Servers aren’t cheap and unless you’re investing in redundancy (like a redundant array of independent disks) There’s a good chance that at least some of your servers will go down at any point. Furthermore, the maintenance of servers and the space required to set them up could cost a lot of money. You’ll also have to pay for the ongoing cooling of servers.

You can access your data and applications wherever there is an internet connection. This allows your staff to be more productive on the road, at the office, or on their mobile devices.

Cloud computing also allows rapid scaling of virtual resources and storage. You can quickly and easily increase capacity to meet a sudden up lift in demand, and you can scale back down as fast when things slow down. This is known as elasticity and is a key benefit of cloud.

There are only a few big cloud providers with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google getting the majority of the market share. VMware and OpenStack are also the top contenders. However, as the cloud continues to grow we’re seeing more progress towards multi-cloud strategies. This is due to the fact that it helps avoid the danger of vendor-lock-in, but it’s also because working with multiple providers allows for greater flexibility.