Is cloud computing meant for you?

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Is cloud computing meant for you?

Post  nithin6 on Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:36 am

Greater flexibility, reduced cost, Ease of use, Optimal computing resource utilization the list of benefits which arise from cloud computing are numerous. However many users are still weary and have after thoughts about the applicability of Cloud computing and if it is meant for them. Let us get a brief overview of uses to which cloud computing has proved to be a boon.

1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) applicability : - When it comes to IaaS, using an existing infrastructure on a pay-per-use scheme seems to be an obvious choice for companies saving on the cost of investing to acquire, manage and maintain an IT infrastructure. There are also instances where organizations turn to PaaS for the same reasons while also seeking to increase the speed of development on a ready-to-use platform to deploy applications. In both these scenarios applicability of Cloud computing has gained tremendous acceptance.

2. Software /Application Testing and Development :- Probably the best scenario for the use of a cloud is a test and development environment. This entails securing a budget, setting up your environment through physical assets, significant manpower and time. Then comes the installation and configuration of your platform. All this can often extend the time it takes for a project to be completed & time consuming. With cloud computing, there are now readily available environments tailored for your needs at your fingertips. This often combines, but is not limited to, automated provisioning of physical and virtualized resources.

3. File Storage :- Cloud can offer you the possibility of storing your files and accessing, storing and retrieving them from any web-enabled interface. The web services interfaces are usually simple. At any time and place you have high availability, speed, scalability and security for your environment. In this scenario, organizations are only paying for the amount of storage they are actually consuming, and do so without the worries of overseeing the daily maintenance of the storage infrastructure. There is also the possibility to store the data either on or off premises depending on the regulatory compliance requirements. Data is stored in virtualized pools of storage hosted by a third party based on the customer specification requirements.

4. Disaster recovery :- This is yet another benefit derived from using cloud based on the cost effectiveness of a disaster recovery (DR) solution that provides for a faster recovery from a mesh of different physical locations at a much lower cost that the traditional DR site with fixed assets, rigid procedures and a much higher cost.

5. Back up purposes :- Backing up data has always been a complex and time-consuming operation with physical resources that were always relied on which included maintaining a set of tapes or drives, manually collecting them and the associated advantages and disadvantages Cloud-based backup, while not being the panacea, is certainly a far cry from what it used to be. You can now automatically dispatch data to any location across the wire with the assurance that neither security, availability nor capacity are issues.

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