The Future of the Cloud Computing
Metaphorically cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server. Generally we can say cloud computing is when you no longer have your software and other business solutions hosted in your own sever. Now, you actually pay a company that will host and guarantee that your software work for you whenever you need it.
At the core of IT’s challenges is an everlasting cycle where the majority of budgets are consumed maintaining existing systems, leaving little to reinvest in growing the business. That’s why an increasing number of IT organizations leverage cloud to break this cycle and unlock resources to fuel innovation for the business.
Advantages and Disadvantages:
Working with software that is no longer hosted in your server offers you some advantages and disadvantages. As advantages, you no longer will have to have massive IT teams working day and night to set up and properly configure all your software, hardware and servers in order to get your business up and running. Additionally, you will be able to fully focus on what you do best: developing and marketing your business. Not having to worry about IT solution – at least not that much – will end freeing up more time for you to get work done on the areas that are critical to your company. Many people are afraid that cloud computing – and remote connections also – might pose security threats to them and to their company. This not true at all as it has never happened and companies who are specialized in this have better view of such threats. Would you guard your own house or would you hire a company that does all the security for you? They are way better trained to do the job and have access to different security tools. The same applies to cloud computing: leave it to the experts. There are many factors to weigh in when choosing whether your company and your whole business should adopt and subscribe to a cloud computing service. I believe remote access and software management is a one-way train coming your way: you should either try to get on it and follow the trend or stand as far as you can from it or you might get trampled.
Cloud computing is changing the way IT departments. Businesses have a range of paths to the cloud, including infrastructure, platforms and applications that are available from cloud providers as online services. Many people may be confused by the range of offerings and the terminology used to describe them and will be unsure of the risk and benefits. However one should consider cloud computing as a great help.