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.
Business Applications (Software-as-a-Service): SaaS is one of the most powerful ways to harness the power of Cloud Computing. There has been a tremendous growth of SaaS-based applications in the last 5 years as it acts as a delivery model for business applications like CRM, ERP, HRM, etc. It offers economies of scale by reducing the overall costs of hosting applications in Cloud.
Disaster Recovery (DR-as-a-Service): Cloud-based Disaster Recovery enables the enterprises to store their business continuity plans off-site. These plans can be accessed from remote locations during an emergency and ensure faster recovery with lesser downtime.
File Storage (Storage-as-a-Service): Instead of using a limited space on the hard drive, one can simply store his/her files in Cloud. Enterprises using Google Drive, Dropbox or similar applications to store their files are already leveraging Cloud for file storage. It offers multiple benefits including better collaboration, remote access, easy upgradations, and improves productivity at lower costs.
Big Data Analytics: Big Data Analytics helps the enterprise to get insights into their operations, people or customers. But, storing data takes up a lot of space. Enterprises can use Cloud Computing for collection, storage, analysis, and archival of data.
Although Cloud Computing services are quite recent, there are already a variety of organizations — from small scale start-ups to multinational corporations, government agencies to non-profits — who are embracing the technology for their business operations. As you may have gathered from this article, Cloud Computing has a lot to offer and preparing now will help you take advantage of that. If you are interested in learning about how you can leverage Cloud Computing for your business, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at +91-80-4110-5555.