Cloud can be used for more than just dumping the data or keeping data backup. Because of its flexibility and scalability, it allows interactive access to first copy data. But, to do so, admins need to understand the requirements of their workloads and learn how they can modify their applications to take advantage of Cloud Storage.
When Cloud is used as a sole storage area, admins don’t need to invest in on-site data centers. The data is created, stored and archived in the Cloud which means lesser resource consumptions for power, cooling and floor space and improved efficiency.
Here are the top 3 Cloud use cases for Primary Storage:
Applications which may perform better when stored in Cloud than in Physical Data centers – These applications usually create their own data sets with the help of various sensors placed on the devices connected to the internet like security cameras, audio systems, etc. This kind of data is processed in the Cloud and thus it makes more sense to store the data in the Cloud itself as and when it is created instead of moving it later.
This use case works not only on the sensor data but also in situations where the application is executed on-premises but the database is stored in the Cloud like in Banks. This helps the users to retrieve the data without much delay.
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India tops the list of affected countries by Ransomware threat
According to anti-virus provider Kaspersky, there were at least 45,000 attacks in 74 countries, Reuters reported. The numbers were an initial estimate and were expected to go up.
India was among the three countries worst affected by the attack, however, there was no immediate information on which companies in India were affected by this cyber attack. Read more
With the advancement in technology, there has been a shift from the traditional way businesses think about IT resources. Barely a decade old, cloud computing has been a game changer in the tech world and if utilized correctly, it can prove to be advantageous to an enterprise. However, to ensure efficiency, care should be taken and detailed research is imperative while selecting the Cloud that best fits an organizations workload. Lower cost due to the elimination of capital expense, high speed of processes, scalability when necessary and reliability with respect to data backup and recovery are a few of the many benefits, that make Cloud Computing a must have.
In this article, we have listed the top 6 ways in which businesses can make use of Cloud Technology:
Virtualisation (Infrastructure-as-a-Service): Being cost-effective and scalable, it is one of the most attractive solutions for any enterprise. IaaS helps in reducing the investment on Physical hardware thereby reducing the IT and capital costs.
Application Development and Testing (Platform-as-a-Service): Constantly acquiring and installing new hardware and software becomes an expensive affair for any enterprise. Thus, using a Cloud environment to develop applications proves to be a more practical choice. Developers can simply log-in to their Cloud platform and can access the tools required to create applications.