Imagine accessing all your business computing needs where ever you are, no specific place needed. With just a computer or any device that has a web browser and internet connection, you’ll be able to access every data you want and you can even run application without installing it to your computer. Well, its to good to be true isn’t it? There is a technology today that can provide this kind of services. It is called Cloud Computing(“cloud” refers to internet), where services is offered by an online host that provide services the will give large or small business firm a good Customer Relationship Management with less cost.
So what is cloud computing and why most businesses embrace it?
Cloud computing is very in demand right now, but what does it really mean? Does it mean you have to be in a high lands near a cloud with a computer?, or you have to be on a plane with a laptop? Absolutely not. Cloud computing has three basic layers, Infrastructure, Platform, and Applications. Companies has used them differently based on what service they had to offer.
Lets talk about the first one, infrastructure. This is considered as the foundation in implementing cloud computing , all the process starts here and what provider begin to build. This is the layer where cloud hosting lives. Cloud hosting is an old concepts but due to our advancing technology, this starts to work pretty well. Let say you have a web site, and your web site has lot of short conversation shared between members. This conversation are shared through you members friends and friend’s friends until it gets bigger so you become successful. This success could come to a problem where your server just can’t keep up with the demands and slows down your website, and now you are in trouble. Now you have to put up additional server or rent one until you match up with the demand which cost a lot of money and time. In hosting you pay for the service whether you are using it and or not.
Now you have a better option, “Cloud Computing”. With cloud computing you have access in computing power instantly when and where ever you need it. Put your website on a cloud server just like the you put it on a dedicated server. As people keeps on visiting your site, and suddenly you need more computing power dedicated to your website, you can upgrade as much computing power you need to accommodate the demands and this can be done instantly. And when your traffics gets back down, you can downgrade or release the server that you don’t need the same way as you upgraded it. In short, when you need more computing power, you can get it instantly from the cloud and when your done with it you can release it back to the cloud.
Cloud computing works the same way how we pay for our electricity. When you turn on the lights, the meter starts running and we are billed for the electricity that we consume from the power grid. And when you turn it off, the meters stops.
There are three reason why cloud computing has become so popular. scalability, its very easy to up-size and down-size your server to match up your demands. Instant, the computing power is there when ever need it. Save money, you only pay for servers that you use. With cloud computing, you don’t have to worry about your hardware and you could start building your business instead.
So, are you ready to touch the cloud?