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Cloud Computing and its Advantages with Definite Characteristics

By Elan Technologies Subscribe to RSS | February 29th 2012 | Views:
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Businesses verify whether they need assistance to deploy a definite infrastructure time and again. Most of the organizations are wary to invest a chunk of income in setting up IT infrastructure. Cloud computing has paved a way for such organizations to hire virtual workers and set up a remote infrastructure which could be accessed from any location in the world. Load or stress testing can be conducted without any hitches. The resources are scalable too which leads to a renewed contract with the provider.

Cloud-computing services has made a drastic rise recently with more than 10.2 percent of the spending on external IT services being spend on cloud computing. The cloud market is evolving too since more people are getting aware of how it can benefit a typical organization. It is also recognized as a key initiative while some are planning to implement it too in the near future. Some of the advantages are indicated here:

Lower-Cost Computers for Users

No need for high performance computers since the intended application runs in the cloud. Efficient processors are what is targeted here rather than disk space.

Improved Performance

Computers in a cloud computing system run swiftly due to the absence of waste resources and programs.

Low IT Infrastructure Costs

Instead of investing in servers, the cloud helps companies to replace different computing resources. Even peak computing needs can be handled efficiently with the cloud infrastructure setup.

Fewer Maintenance Issues

Cloud computing greatly affects hardware and software maintenance costs in the positive side for organizations of all sizes.

Lower Software Costs and Upgrades

Cloud computing helps in low software costs and upgrades since most of them are available on a licensing base while the upgrades are also priced cheap.

Unlimited Storage Capacity through the cloud

The cloud offers magnificent storage capacity while 200 GB of the hard disk will be nothing compared to hundreds of petabytes (a million gigabytes) which are available in the cloud.

Increased Data Safety and security

In desktop computing, all valuable information and files will be lost if it crashes. The cloud helps in lessening data storage problems since crashes don’t affect loss of information.

Easier Group Collaboration and document collaboration

With cloud computing, collaboration in real time is pretty easy. Document collaboration also plays an important role here and cloud computing is best suited for these purposes.

The cloud computing services model enables decommissioning of servers as needed. Cloud testing is perfect to enable new approaches and capabilities and its location independent feature helps in setting up of offshore software testing operations in remote locations.

Elan Technologies - About Author:
Elan Technologies is an "ISO 9001:2008 certified” Web Development company that provides Rackspace Cloud Computing and mostly adept in Amazon Web Services including Amazon Cloud Computing, Offshore Software Development, Windows CE Apps, Windows CE Embedded Development

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