For a number of reasons, cloud is quickly becoming one of the fastest adoptions in businesses. It provides a one size fits all, bringing benefits to both large enterprises and startups around the world. Three trends are playing a significant role on the growing adoption of cloud.
In a matter of minutes, an entire history of a company can disappear when disaster strikes. Even information stored on a server, in an unequipped data center, can be irretrievable. This vulnerability is something businesses are addressing with the increasing number of catastrophes occurring.
Disaster recovery in the cloud allows users to create and test disaster scenarios, giving users adequate time to prepare and create emergency processes. This service is incredibly cost effective, where users pay for what they use and as they go with no money required up front. Compared to the traditional process where users would have to possibly build new data centers for hard to predict disasters, paying upfront for the commitment of a secure infrastructure that is most often under-utilized.
Cloud also replaces the geographic restriction, giving businesses availability to their data in different regions without any major hindrances. This creates an opportunity for users to upload massive data sets to the cloud during the precious moments prior to disaster striking.
For all businesses, data is essential to their success. For example, it provides direct insight to customer behavior, allows users to track operational costs, and ultimately this information can be utilized to affect the bottom line. Each year means more accumulated data, which requires more space to hold all of this mass.
The cloud offers an easy solution: data can be rolled into the cloud quickly, onto many servers, even those with high performance computing power, in a matter of minutes. Its scalability offers business users a competitive edge due to the speed by which they can analyze.
Cloud applies to not only big businesses, but also to small entrepreneurs who are aware of the importance of this information. This availability, at a relatively low cost, levels the playing field and leads us to our next trend.
Entrepreneurs, trying to bring to life their innovative ideas, can now leverage the cloud’s fast, complex processing of their applications, and use the extra time to focus on building sophisticated and scalable products.
Did I mention they have the ability to do this all at a low cost?
Cloud has modernized the application development cycle, encouraging this new wave of innovation in entrepreneurs and enterprises alike. With millions of smart phones utilized in both consumer and business arenas, developers can experiment with new application ideas and put the end product in their customer’s hands at incredible speeds.
To summarize, cloud provides all types of businesses the opportunity to create an agile data environment free from the threat of natural disasters, the ability to analyze enormous data sets quickly and efficiently, levels the playing field, and encourages innovation all at a low cost.