Cloud computing continues to grow throughout the United States and the world. In fact, 2014 was the first year where a majority of workloads will processed in cloud versus traditional on-premises solutions. Additionally, organizations in 2016 are now using multiple cloud models to meet their business’s needs, including private (62%), public (60%), and hybrid (26%).
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What is the Cloud?
Simply put, cloud computing is computing based on the internet. Where in the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows people access to the same kinds of applications through the internet.
Why are so many businesses moving to the cloud?
It’s because cloud computing increases efficiency, helps improve cash flow and offers many more benefits. Here are some common benefits we see from companies moving to the cloud....
Cloud computing allows you and your employees easy access to applications and data from different computers and devices.
Since cloud applications are browser-based they are accessible from mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. In addition, cloud applications can be accessed 24/7 and 365 days a year.
Cloud computing lets you start up or grow your business quickly.
It’s a lot easier and faster to sign up for a cloud computing application than to buy a server, get it up and running and install software on it. And because you don’t need to buy hardware and software, your startup or expansion is cheaper.
Potential to be greener and more economical.
The average amount of energy needed for a computational action carried out in the cloud is far less than the average amount for an on-site deployment. This is because different organizations can share the same physical resources securely, leading to more efficient use of the shared resources.
You may be able to cut back on system hardware.
File storage, data backup and software programs all take up a lot of space on servers/computers. With cloud computing, you use someone else’s servers to store all this data instead, freeing up your in-house computer equipment for other purposes or even letting you get rid of some of it.
A cloud computing application may make integration easier.
Because many cloud computing applications include an Application Programming Interface (API) you may be able to find “compatible” applications rather than having to pay to have the applications you want to be integrated customized for you.
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