This makes a lot of sense. As opposed to build the infrastructure one hardware server at a time, you can – leverage a pool of resources to maximize efficiency and lower your overall operating costs. NIST defines Cloud Computing as: Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that may be quickly approved and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. NIST is implying the economics of scale which goes with cloud computing when they talk about a pool of configurable computing resources. In my view, the advantages of cloud computing clearly include the cost savings which come with economics of scale, but additionally include a number of other advantages.
Here are the Six advantages of Cloud Computing as I see them: Lower Costs Cloud computing pools all the computing resources that may be distributed to applications as needed optimizing the use of the sum of the computing resources and delivering better efficiency and use of the entire shared infrastructure. As opposed to installing and networking a brand new hardware server, the new server can be dialed up and imaged in through a self serve control console. Or better yet, with a private cloud, your service provider can dial up a brand new server with a single call or support ticket.
Scale as Needed As your applications grow, you may add storage, Memory and CPU capacity as needed. This means you can purchase just enough and scale as the application demands grow. Lower Maintenance Costs driven by 2 factors: Less hardware and outsourced, shared IT staff. Since cloud computing uses fewer physical resources, there’s less hardware to power and maintain. With an outsourced cloud, you do not need to keep server, storage, network, and virtualization experts on staff full time. You get economics of scale of those expert resources through your cloud provider. Resiliency and Redundancy One benefit of a private cloud deployment is that you may get automatic failover between hardware platforms and disaster recovery services to bring up your server set in a separate data center should your primary data center experience an outage.
Cloud computing provides some strong benefits. Selecting a public or private cloud implementation depends on your application, performance, security and compliance requirements, but with the proper deployment cloud computing can provide significant savings, better IT services, and a greater level of reliability. Benefits and challenges of hybrid cloud adoption: In accordance with the RightScale State of the Cloud report 2017, hybrid cloud is the preferred strategy for enterprise IT. With that being said, hybrid clouds have their very own set of challenges and opportunities, and organizations considering – what’s a Virtual Private Cloud? You already know that there are 3 major types of clouds: Public, Private and Hybrid.