What is Cloud Computing?

By Published On: May 23, 2022

Cloud computing has become the most popular application for many businesses because of its reliability and flexibility, not to mention the cost. Traditionally companies would have to have a large infrastructure to compute the things they need. When working with a cloud infrastructure, companies have the freedom to move around and have access to everything remotely. This allows for the ever-popular remote working options. Because clouds are becoming more and more common, it is more common to find work from home positions as companies can have their employees dial into their infrastructure that can be located somewhere else and not on their property. When a company decides to make the switch from on-premises computing to the cloud, it must ensure that the transition is safe and secure, as well as helpful and cost-effective.

Traditional IT Infrastructure vs. Cloud Computing

Data and apps are accessible only to those with physical access to the server in traditional IT infrastructure. Traditional IT infrastructure is typically more expensive for a business to maintain. This is because of the need to purchase new features and updates regularly. Cloud computing, on the other hand, provides more customizable and scalable services. The company utilizing cloud computing doesn’t have to worry about having enough infrastructure for their business.

Businesses that use cloud computing will benefit from the security and portability of their data. The amount of storage in the cloud can be scaled up or down based on company needs. As a result, traditional computing IT infrastructure costs more than cloud computing. Because of this deciding to move to a cloud simple for most business owners.

Benefits of Cloud Computing

On a cloud, even if one of your servers goes down, you won’t lose any of your company’s sensitive data because the data is kept on multiple servers. Cloud computing has higher computing power because it has more storage and servers to work with. All of this adds up to a seamless and effective operation of your software.

In contrast to traditional IT systems, cloud computing provides a level of flexibility and adaptability that can’t be found elsewhere. Virtual on-demand storage, unrestricted storage, and increased server resources are just a few examples.

Traditional IT infrastructure necessitates the purchase of new hardware and servers, which adds to the organization’s overall cost. Cloud computing, on the other hand, does not require any of these purchases. Businesses simply have to pay for what they need.

The greatest advantages of cloud-based applications are their scalability, adaptability, and dependability, to name a few. Cloud computing is the future. If you are a business utilizing any kind of technology, then you should be looking at how cloud technology can help you. Don’t try to create your own infrastructure, as there are clouds for just about everything. This is the wave of the future, and if you haven’t switched your company over to a cloud yet, what are you waiting for?

Partners Plus is here to help businesses get on board with cloud computing and stop worrying about their own traditional infrastructure. Call today.

Bill Hogan

Bill Hogan is the Owner and President of Partners Plus. He has 40 years of experience in the technology industry, specifically IT support services. Bill has spoken at seminars all over the country about network management and published his latest book in 2018. Partners Plus was selected by PHL17 as the best Computer and Information Technology Support Company in the greater Philadelphia area in 2018.

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