Author: Praveen R/Tuesday, March 29, 2022/Categories: General
Many organizations rapidly adopt cloud computing strategies to gain agility, scalability, and high performance. Enterprises and service providers need an architecture that can scale as the business grows. Nowadays, small businesses are born in the cloud, and they do not want to keep their own infrastructure; hence started adopting the cloud model as per their needs.
As the government also imposed lockdowns and social distancing trends due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a need for remote working and work from home. As a result, cloud computing plays a pivotal role in allowing employees to access applications and systems from home. That is creating a positive effect and increasing cloud computing needs among organizations.
Here are five key reasons why organizations around the globe are embracing Cloud Computing.
#1 Cost efficiency:
On-premises solutions are CAPEX intensive, as organizations should buy the necessary hardware, network equipment, software licenses, and in-house technicians. Also, maintaining the equipment requires time, expertise, and money.
Moving to the cloud benefits by eliminating upfront hardware costs, installation, and opting for an OPEX or subscription model.
Business use case: In an engineering firm, computer clusters and data centers require dedicated space and resources to operate. Using cloud computing can maintain all the hardware and infra needed based on the increasing demands and optimize computing resources at a lower overhead cost. So engineering firms need not invest in up-to-date hardware.
Small businesses always try to find a way to cut down costs. So, the cloud model is an optimal choice as the services are charged based on what they use. They need not invest in hardware, equipment, etc. they can adopt cloud models and pay for what they consume.
One of the best advantages of adopting cloud computing is the flexibility to scale up and down based on evolving needs. If you use only on-premises infrastructure, you need to invest in servers, networking equipment, software to scale up and may not optimally use those resources when you need to scale down.
Business use case: Let’s consider a company with on-premises physical infrastructure. A business like that will find scaling time-consuming and expensive. With cloud computing, they can easily add additional resources, often at a few button clicks, instead of setting up physical hardware.
In a cloud model, infrastructure can be scaled just in time to ensure that it can handle the burst in loads.
#3 Disaster Recovery (DR):
Every organization's most valuable asset is data. So, they need to back up it periodically and restore mission-critical business functions when a disaster occurs. In traditional disaster recovery, data protection and recovery are performed manually, which can be time-consuming and resource intensive. Also, the conventional disaster recovery model didn't always protect against disasters such as fires, floods, and earthquakes.
In Cloud Disaster Recovery, you can design & implement a comprehensive disaster recovery plan to automate each recovery process step for your infra with workable DR strategies.
Business use case: One of the worst scenarios that modern businesses should handle is a disaster that destroys part or all its data center. Not only can a natural disaster like an earthquake or hurricane cause this, but also issues like electrical surges can cause permanent datacenter damage.
The best way to recover is to keep backups of the data in the cloud. You can back up your data to local storage or another cloud or a different region of the same cloud.
As organizations transfer their infra and data to the cloud, cyber-security remains at the top of the mind among organizations to protect critical business assets. Cloud security offers a digital approach with policies, standards, protocols, best practices, compliance procedures and incorporates automated AI-based network scanning technologies. It also prevents unauthorized access, such as data encryption, authorization, and multi-factor authentication. Organizations must monitor their On-Prem Infrastructure and do patches and updates regularly. It needs vast expense and expertise to make it updated, secured and ensure no data breaches.
Business use case: Depending on the type of attack, on-premises data can be more vulnerable to security breaches since its guardians are less experienced in detecting security threats. Data stored in the cloud may be more secure because cloud service providers have superior security measures. It protects from theft, leakage, deletion. Also, providing security includes firewalls, penetration testing, obfuscation, tokenization, virtual private networks (VPN), and avoiding public internet connections.
#5 Easy access of application:
Every organization needs to access the data with high speed and agility. No matter the device or their location, they need 24/7 access to the application. Cloud computing made this easy nowadays as we access it through several types of devices by connecting to the internet.
Business use case: During the COVID-19 pandemic, cloud computing allows users to access all types of files and applications from any location using multiple devices. Users need not worry about where they are physically hosted or installed. Now cloud computing brings the office to your doorstep.
About Cloud Assert:
Cloud Assert is an Independent Software Vendor and a leader in IT Cloud Services delivering cutting-edge enterprise solutions for on-premise, hybrid, and public clouds, since 2014. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we offer unmatched expertise in IT cloud services spanning application modernization, datacenter modernization, cloud migration, cloud architecture and roadmap definition.
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