Cloud computing is not only a wise choice for innovative enterprises, but also an inevitable choice. More and more people begin to realize that cloud computing is an irresistible trend. However, this general consensus conceals an important fact: IT organizations have different positions in the cloud computing journey.
Four advantages are highlighted, and cloud computing is the trend
Although some companies are already very advanced in adopting cloud computing, others are still in the exploratory stage and are trying to determine the benefits they can obtain through cloud computing.
Some people may wonder what is the most important reason that IT organizations should consider when migrating to cloud computing. For those companies that have just embarked on the cloud journey, here are four most important reasons:
- Cloud computing improves speed and agility
If there is a basic fact about today's business environment, it is that it is developing at an accelerating speed.
Every enterprise is under pressure to respond more quickly to the changing business environment. Unfortunately, traditional IT processes do not match today's speed. It usually takes several weeks or months to configure resources, which slows down the response speed of the business. With cloud computing, resources can be obtained in a few minutes, which means that enterprises can react to the development of new markets more quickly.
- Achieving sustainable innovation
However, in today's business environment, success requires more than speed. Equally important is innovation - the ability to develop new products, evaluate their potential market recognition, and then launch successful products and eliminate failed products.
In this regard, cloud computing is also more suitable than traditional IT infrastructure methods. Because the availability of resources is very fast, it is easy to quickly experience new products. The company can get user feedback immediately, instead of waiting several months for the product to enter the market for testing.
- Helps manage costs
Another reality of traditional IT infrastructure is that it is very expensive. Obviously, infrastructure requires physical resources: servers, storage, and networks. But in addition, operating these resources requires a lot of expenses: personnel, facilities and electricity.
And most IT organizations are not efficient in infrastructure. The procurement is very few and the quantity is very small, so the resource cost is very high. The operation process is usually not automated, so the labor cost is also high.
In contrast, large cloud service providers purchase in bulk. And because their business scale is very large, they must invest in process automation. And they can't hire or afford enough staff to manually manage their huge server base.
- Support application elasticity
Application uptime has always been important. But today, availability is more important than ever. This is because more and more companies are becoming digital enterprises, and their customers and suppliers interact and participate through IT based mechanisms.
The shift to digitalization makes application resiliency critical. Simply put, applications need to remain available even in the face of infrastructure failures.
Most built-in applications exhibit poor resiliency. Because devices are expensive, most applications cannot afford redundancy, so they include SPOFs (single points of failure). When the infrastructure fails, the application will stop running until it is repaired.
Cloud computing has greatly changed the elasticity equation. First, it is easy to obtain additional infrastructure resources. Therefore, if a failure occurs, it is easy to restart the application on a new resource.
But the elasticity of an application is more than just getting replacement packages quickly. Because resources are readily available and organizations only pay for what they use, it is cost-effective to avoid SPOF application design and use redundant resources. If a failure occurs, the application will continue to operate on the resources that are still working, allowing the operation to handle the problem as a background task.
These are the four reasons for choosing cloud computing. More importantly, cloud computing represents the future of enterprises. If you are ready to start the journey of cloud computing, don't hesitate.