Faster Deployment times and Enhanced security features using cloud migration with less infrastructure complexity
Agility can mean a couple of different things around the cloud. “Cloud agility” is often used to describe the ability to quickly develop, test, and launch business applications. But cloud also gives you the agility to respond quickly as needs change.Read More
The big cloud service providers run a worldwide, world-class network of facilities packed with cutting-edge tech. This ensures everything from keeping network latency low to delivering near unparalleled data backup and disaster recovery. No matter where the people who need access to your tools are, the cloud typically brings them closer.Read More
Most cloud providers are big companies with big companies relying on them. That’s why they go out of the way to consider security and compliance, which includes staying on top of updates and trends that will ensure your sensitive data is safe in the cloud.Read More
Cloud allows for improved scalability, giving organizations the ability to almost instantaneously add or take away resources on an as-needed basis or to match demand. Elasticity goes hand in hand with scalability and refers to the ability to quickly expand or decrease computer processing, memory, and storage resources to meet changing demands without concerning yourself with capacity planning. Elasticity enables scalability.
Think about it this way: An influx of users can eat up a server’s resources. With traditional self-hosted hardware, requests would then be denied. But the cloud has a practically infinite set of resources. That means servers can scale up to handle the rush without a hitch.
The process of scaling can be done automatically (called autoscaling), based on, for example, the time of day or the amount of processor resources being used.
Cloud gives you the ability to only pay for the resources you use. (Think: taking an Uber instead of buying a car.) This gives you access to resources that would cost way too much time and money to keep up yourself, which ties back into scalability.
A traditional IT approach to scaling up is costly. It takes planning; it can take months, requires hardware at a big upfront cost, electricity to keep it all operating and cool, and skilled IT staff capable of getting (and keeping) it all up and running. With cloud, that’s all done nearly instantly by your cloud provider.