Companies seeking to maximize their computing power, scale their apps or increase their operational abilities without necessarily making large capital investments are likely to find cloud computing offers the power they need at price points that make sense to the bottom line. A cloud services provider can open the door to more cost-effective leveraging of off-site resources to improve functionality while reducing overall expenses.
Clients who work with a cloud services provider will find this alternative to expensive infrastructure investments provides them access to powerful resources. At its core, cloud computing is designed to provide users access to a large network of remove servers hosted on the internet. These servers are available for clients to use to store, manage and process data. This takes the burden off local servers or personal computers while providing a number of advantages in the process.
When a cloud services provider hosts a company’s applications, for example, the client is likely to benefit from such things as:
- Distributed resources – A cloud services provider generally keeps physical resources stored in multiple facilities that are in geographically diverse areas. This allocation of servers creates a distributed network that helps ensure hosted applications do not fail. An outage at one location, for example, should not cause a problem since servers elsewhere in the network are available to pick up the slack.
- Load balancing –This grid-based computing feature extends to cloud-based platforms. Proper load balancing keeps costs lower while also reducing stress on individual boxes in the network. This grid-based concept also enables greater access to scalability, which can be important when programs such as apps are hosted and they take off with the computing public creating more demand for resources.
- Security – Data security is a very big concern for a cloud services provider. To protect clients’ data and private information, most providers go to great lengths to safeguard their networks and ensure only authorized users are able to access apps and other stored bits of information. Considering the nature of cloud computing, security typically involves several measures meant to deliver robust protections for clients.
- Affordability – Cloud computing tends to involve payment structures that are based on the actual resources used. This enables start-up firms, for example, to only have to pay out a limited amount with their costs expanding as their demand for resources grows.
A cloud services provider essentially enables companies to meet their own client demand for computing power while letting them pay as they go. Eliminating the need for costly hardware investments, this type of service is a favorite choice for app developers because services can grow right along with demand for their apps, scaling as required.
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