BUDGETS ARE SHIFTING TOWARD A “CLOUD-FIRST” AND “CLOUD-ONLY APPROACH


Gartner has recenty predicted that by 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today. CIOs will increasingly leverage a multitude of cloud computing providers across the entire IT stack to enable a huge variety of use cases and meet the requirements of their business unit peers. Indeed, the tides are shifting toward a “cloud-first” or even “cloud-only” policy... 

Marc Wilczek

Cloud Infographic: The Rise Of Cloud Hosting

The Rise Of Cloud Hosting

In years past, companies looking to host a high-traffic website have had one of three main options:

  1. Shared Web hosting services
  2. Dedicated Web hosting services
  3. Hosting on local IT infrastructure

Shared Web hosting services have been most popular with small businesses, but they suffer from performance bottlenecks, limited management features, and no direct server access. Dedicated Web hosting offers a solution to the performance issues of shared Web hosting—but at a cost. Monthly rates are typically high, and support is either expensive or nonexistent. Local hosting has been the route chosen by most corporations, but small businesses and startups often lack the resources and personnel necessary to maintain their own on-premises Web servers.

More recently, virtual private servers have emerged as an intermediate option for customers wanting the flexibility and performance of dedicated servers without the costly hardware overhead. Virtual private servers work well for some customers, but they’re not without their own problems. Continue Reading…

cloud hosting graph

Source: Vi.net

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