Why cloud computing is the future?
The Cloud lives in Data Centres that have been built in many cities around the world. It is a centralised form of computing. These Data Centres provide computing resources for any business or organisation that wants to offload the cost and logistics of building and operating the infrastructure necessary to meet their computing needs.
This allows these customers to concentrate on running their businesses and organisations instead of worrying about the provisioning, installation and maintenance of computer servers, network switches, routers uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), air conditioning systems, buildings and so forth. This also changes the way IT services are paid for. Instead of Capital Expenditure (Cap Ex) having all of this hardware on the Balance Sheet, the costs are defrayed over time, just as simple Operating Expenditure (OpEx). In many of these Data Centres the customer only pays for what they use. It is a much more efficient use of resources. The Data Centre operator employs the Technicians and Engineers they need to install the kit and keep it operating.
The customer has access to the resources they need via Private Networks or Virtual Private Networks. So it doesn’t make a lot of difference that the infrastructure isn’t located in their own building. Most Content Delivery Networks use replication to reduce bandwidth and improve redundancy. Much of the results from Medical and Scientific Research is held in shared Cloud based Data Centres because they provide large amounts of computing power and are accessible to the relevant communities.
I think that you might not realise that you are already using the Cloud. When you install Windows Updates every month, have you ever thought to ask yourself where do they come from?
Well Microsoft is one of the largest operators of Data Centres and they have built a Cloud infrastructure that they allow subscribers everywhere to use, but they could have just as easily come from a Data Centre owned by a third party.
Google has built and operates shipping container Data Centres in many sites, so when you do your Google searching or use the features of Google’s many products, your computer or phone or tablet is actually getting its responses from a Google “Cloud”.
Even your own email for your business, and your website are not run from a Server in your back room, but on a Server in a Data Centre somewhere remote. When you download the Anti-Virus that you are currently using, and all of its definitions, you are dragging them in from a Data Centre somewhere in the Cloud.
Here are the reasons why cloud is the future.
- It will increase storage capacity – data is processed in high qualities today and this makes it difficult to keep it secure. Larger companies in particularly require secure storage for their data and so they are adopting cloud computing. As a result, cloud providers will provide more data centres at a lower price as there is larger competition between them.
- It will enhance the performance of the Internet – now with the Internet of Things, the quality of the Internet can be increased. Together with cloud computing, you can store data in the cloud, to analyse it further in the future and to provide an enhanced performance.
- Modular software will be priority – individual programs along with their complexity are increasing at a regular pace. This leads to the fact that cloud computing technology will soon require advance system thinking.
- Internet of Things and Cloud computing –
- the IoT is leading technology and is continuously innovated in real time with data analytics and cloud computing.
- Data shows how future changes – research shows that the cloud computing market is growing.
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