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  • Bhupendra Prakash says:
    7/7/2019 1:19:29 AM

  • Himanshu mishra says:
    7/5/2019 4:32:02 PM

    What is Cloud Computing?

    Cloud computing means delivering hosted services over the internet.

    It is the pool of shared resources such as networks, servers, storage, applications, and services that can be provided to the consumer rather than the consumer managing them on her own which is costly and time-consuming.

    The Internet is at the core of evolution of this technology.

    What are the advantages of cloud computing?

    ·       Less capital expenditure

    ·       Cloud computing services minimize IT requirements and physical storage, which helps small businesses, cut significant business costs.

    ·       Most cloud services are paid on a subscription basis, so capital expenditure is reduced.

    ·       Cloud computing is also much faster and easier to deploy, so there are fewer start-up costs.

    ·       Improved disaster recovery

    ·       Moving the business data to the cloud can make disaster recovery possible i.e., retrieving data in case of a hardware compromise.

    ·       For many businesses, moving to the cloud enhances opportunities for collaboration between employees.

    ·       Colleagues can sync and work on documents with ease, often simultaneously, receiving updates in real time.

    ·       It allows team members to work from anywhere.

    ·       Furthermore, the cloud centralizes the data = owner, employees and clients can access the company data from any location with internet access.

    ·       Environmentally friendly

    ·       Cloud computing reduces a company’s carbon footprint by minimizing energy consumption and carbon emissions by more than 30%.

    ·       For small businesses, the decreased energy usage can reach up to 90% = A huge money saver.

    What are the disadvantages of cloud computing?

    ·       Internet connectivity

    For cloud-based services, consistent internet connection is important because if any one of the cloud-based service providers loses connectivity, then the company will be out of business until that internet connection returns.

    ·       Even the best servers go down occasionally = Backup plan is important.

    ·       Maintenance costs

    ·       While the upfront or capital cost for the cloud-based server is very low compared to traditional hosting, the cloud server requires the same amount to be paid each month to maintain both servers as well as data.

    ·       Security

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