Drivers Of Cloud Computing Adaption

Drivers Of Cloud Computing Adaption

Cloud computing is now in heavy use in the industry and even the consumer market is starting to consider the benefits of cloud computing. Even though it is using the same technology that we have since more than 10 years ago, the cloud computing paradigm made all of the difference by simply changing the implementation of networking technology. But what exactly drives the development of cloud technology, what motivates its constant update, and what prevents people from adopting it?

Well, the biggest driver of cloud computing has always been economics. Because of changing market trends, heavy competition, and a failing world economy, IT organizations, companies, and other businesses need to be able to adapt to the rapid changes in order to stay afloat and make profit. Cloud computing brings with it immediate advantages because of cost savings.

The following are cost saving benefits are immediately felt by a business the moment they implement cloud computing technologies.

Cost savings on hardware and utilities brought about by scalability – the traditional method of supporting an organization with an IT infrastructure was to “buy and build for peak”, meaning that you have to build your IT infrastructure for future proofing. By assuming that the company will still grow to use more IT resources, you build your IT infrastructure depending on the projected size of the organization in the coming years. This means buying the most expensive and powerful equipment. Once they are installed, only a partial part of it is being actively used, meaning that most of its capacity and power are wasted. But with cloud computing, you no longer need to build the infrastructure yourself, it is being given as a service and you get to pay only for that portion that you use. When you need more resources, you can just get it and pay a little more. That is straight up cost savings and zero waste; you no longer have to pay for stuff like electrical utilities used on server cooling.

Cost savings on Technical expertise – one big problem with startup companies making their own IT infrastructure is finding the right people for the job. It becomes a tedious process when you happen to need people with high levels of technical expertise but are not able to give the compensation that they require. Surely there is a better way than to work with inexperienced workers. Cloud computing providers will already have the technical expertise to run a large system so you do not need to. Cost savings made by foregoing the hiring process, salaries, and human errors credited to new and inexperience administrators.

Cost savings due to security – information is really the most important variable in today’s online world. Once you get your data compromised, you lose money and customer’s trust. Like the above point, it is hard to find personnel with extensive computer security background, while your cloud provider might already have these kinds of people on staff.

By Abdul Salam

About Abdul

Abdul is a senior consultant with Energy Services, and author of numerous blogs, books, white papers, and tutorials on cloud computing and accomplished technical writer with CloudTweaks. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, followed by an MBA-IT degree and certifications by Cisco and Juniper Networks.

He has recently co-authored: Deploying and Managing a Cloud Infrastructure: Real-World Skills for the CompTIA Cloud+ Certification (Wiley).

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