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

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