Changing Business with Cloud Computing

Changing Business with Cloud Computing

In today’s business climate, instant adaptation and scalability is critical. Planning and preparing for increased web traffic, spikes in the use of computer resources, disaster recovery, and day-to-day business operations is key. Loss of business due to system overload or breakdown leads not only to loss of revenue and customer confidence, it can, in some cases, lead to a total business failure.

In order to survive and thrive, established, start-up, and growing businesses must be built on a solid foundation that leaves little chance for vulnerability. Company infrastructure, computer resources, and software that are always available, secure, and scalable are fundamental. The purchase of hardware, cabling, software, and security tools, along with the cost of maintaining an entire IT department is astronomical. Fortunately, cloud computing provides everything a business needs as a service, giving businesses the freedom to grow and succeed.

Cloud Hosting Explained

Business computer resources are comprised of a basic structure. The major components include:

  • Infrastructure: The infrastructure is the nuts and bolts of the computer system, including hardware and cabling
  • Platform: The platform is the operating system used, such as Windows or Linux
  • Software: Software includes the essential computer programs required, such as word processing, data base, inventory, and e-commerce programs

Cloud hosting provides all of these services through internet access. Typically controlled through a web portal, users have access wherever there is an internet connection.

Cloud Hosting Advantages

Private cloud hosting offers many advantages over traditional in-house infrastructure systems. Benefits include:

  • Unparalleled Customization: Cloud computing offers advanced customization, giving users the power to choose only the services they require
  • Advanced Availability: The cloud is comprised of layers of redundant resources. If one part of a layer fails, another steps in to take its place. Layers also provide instant scalability. Sudden, heavy pulls on resources are handled with ease
  • Adaptability: The ability to adapt to a rapidly changing business environment is imperative. Cloud computing quickly accommodates itself to meet the inevitable changes in business procedures and practices
  • Sophisticated Control: Administrators easily control services and user access within the cloud
  • Cost-effective: Cloud hosting is a pay-as-you-go service. Users pay only for the resources actually used

There are three primary types of cloud hosting:

  1. Private Hosting: Because of the need for elevated security, most professionals choose private cloud hosting. With a private hosting service, all resources are dedicated to a single business
  2. Public Hosting: Similar to shared web site hosting plans, public hosting is shared among many users
  3. Hybrid Hosting: Users have the capability to run entirely on the cloud with a combination of public and private solutions as well part cloud part dedicated server hardware

Businesses are no longer required to pour vast amounts of money into building and managing a technological foundation. Cloud computing is more affordable, offers greater options, and unprecedented reliability.

By Jonathon Linnell / ukfast.co.uk

FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+Share

2 Responses to Changing Business with Cloud Computing

  1. Good article, though I don’t think the cost savings with private cloud will be that substantial, the real cost saving is in either hybrid or public models. Private cloud however do offer more control over security and better reliability.

Join Our Newsletter

Receive updates each week on news, tips, events, comics and much more...

Advertising Programs

Click To Find Out!

Sponsored Posts

Sponsored Posts

CloudTweaks has enjoyed a great relationship with many businesses, influencers and readers over the years, and it is one that we are interested in continuing. When we meet up with prospective clients, our intent is to establish a more solid relationship in which our clients invest in a campaign that consists of a number of

Popular

Top Viral Impact

Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud app and analytics company, Netskope released its quarterly Cloud Report. The new report reveals that enterprise employees are using an average of 397 different cloud apps (most of which are unsanctioned), when IT estimated they have 40-50 — that’s a tenfold underestimation. Below is an infographic provided courtesy of the group at Netskope which goes into further detail.

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts It’s no secret that Cloud Computing is more than just a buzz term as that ship has sailed off a long time ago. More and more companies are adopting the uses and benefits of cloud computing while aggressively factoring cloud services spending into their budget. Included is an excellent

Can I Contribute To CloudTweaks?

Yes, much of our focus in 2015 will be on working with other influencers in a collaborative manner. If you're a technology influencer looking to collaborate long term with CloudTweaks – a globally recognized leader in cloud computing information – drop us an email with “tech influencer” in the subject line.

Please review the guidelines before applying.

Whitepapers

Top Research Assets

HP OpenStack® Technology Breaking the Enterprise Barrier

HP OpenStack® Technology Breaking the Enterprise Barrier

Explore how cloud computing is a solution to the problems facing data centers today and highlights the cutting-edge technology (including OpenStack cloud computing) that HP is bringing to the current stage. If you are a CTO, data center administrator, systems architect, or an IT professional looking for an enterprise-grade, hybrid delivery cloud computing solution that’s open,

Public Cloud Flexibility, Private Cloud Security

Public Cloud Flexibility, Private Cloud Security

Public Cloud Flexibility, Private Cloud Security Cloud applications are a priority for every business – the technology is flexible, easy-to-use, and offers compelling economic benefits to the enterprise. The challenge is that cloud applications increase the potential for corporate data to leak, raising compliance and security concerns for IT. A primary security concern facing organizations moving