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What is Cloud Computing and why should we use it for business?

BY DEBJIT, CLOUD ARCHITECT, COGENERATE   16-05-2019
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In simple words, cloud computing may be called as computing that is based entirely on the internet. As in the past, where people needed to run programs or applications from software which would be downloaded from a server or a physical computer, cloud computing services help them to access those applications through the medium of internet. When you make any status update on your Facebook account, you make use of cloud computing. When you check your bank account balance on the phone, again you make use of cloud computing. We can say that cloud computing services are becoming the new common.

The most trending cloud computing services are the AWS Cloud Services (Amazon Web Services). It is an evolving and comprehensive platform for cloud computing offered by Amazon.

Have you ever wondered why so many businesses are moving towards Cloud? It is simply because there are several advantages of cloud computing. It helps in improving the cash flow, increases the efficiency and numerous others. Have a look at these top 10 advantages of cloud computing.

Less Costs

The services are free from capital expenditure. There are no huge costs of hardware in cloud computing.


24 X 7 Availability

Most of the cloud providers are truly reliable in offering their services, with most of them maintaining an uptime of 99.9%. The workers can get onto the applications needed basically from anywhere


Flexibility in Capacity

It offers flexible facility which could be turned off, up or down as per the circumstances of the user.


All over Functioning

Cloud computing offers yet another advantage of working from anywhere across the globe, as long as you have an internet connection.


Automated Updates on Software

In cloud computing, the server suppliers regularly update your software including the updates on security, so that you do not need to agonize on wasting your crucial time on maintaining the system.


Security

Cloud computing offers great security when any sensitive data has been lost. As the data is stored in the system, it can be easily accessed even if something happens to your computer.


Carbon Footprint

Cloud computing is helping out organizations to reduce their carbon footprint. Organizations utilize only the amount of resources they need, which helps them to avoid any over-provisioning. Hence, no waste of resources and thus energy.


Enhanced Collaboration

Cloud applications enhance collaboration by authorizing diverse groups of people virtually meet and exchange information with the help of shared storage. Such capability helps in improving the customer service and product development and also reducing the marketing time.


Control on the Documents

Before cloud came into being, workers needed to send files in and out as the email attachments for being worked on by a single user at one time ultimately ending up with a mess of contrary titles, formats, and file content. Moving to cloud computing has facilitated central file storage.


Easily Manageable

Cloud computing offers simplified and enhanced IT maintenance and management capacities by agreements backed by SLA, central resource administration and managed infrastructure.


Even the few of these advantages of cloud computing might be enough to persuade businesses to move onto the cloud computing services. Cogenerate’s Cloud Advisory analyses how business applications are hosted in the current environment to chart the safest and fastest course to cloud.