As discussed in Part 1, cloud computing has now gained such widespread usage that between 80-90 % of corporate workloads will be stored in the cloud by 2021.
Part 2 will discuss three more benefits of cloud computing.
3) Disaster Recovery
Disaster recovery (DR) is essential for every organization, especially those that consider data its most precious asset. Regulatory compliance will also require organizations to protect the sensitive data of customers, who are entitled to access.
Extensive losses of data caused by a manmade or natural disaster have been known to permanently shut down companies. Cloud service providers offer both backup and DR features.
When a computer was damaged or destroyed in the past, the data stored on its hard drive became inaccessible. In the event of a power outage, the data stored by a business in the cloud will remain secure and easily recoverable.
4) Mobility Promoted
A crucial benefit provided by cloud computing is its ability to support the increasing mobility of an organization’s employees and customers. Cloud computing can provide users ease of access to applications and data anytime, anywhere, and from any device. Mobility allows users to connect immediately. Your employees can rapidly update both their colleagues and customers.
5) Scalability & Flexibility
The perfect answer for companies that have seasonal business demands, cloud computing can easily scale up or down, adjusting to the needs of the business. A company can rapidly and efficiently increase or decrease its cloud computing capacity without having to spend money on physical IT resources.
Cloud service providers give companies several ways to secure services. They can pay- as-you-go monthly or reserve a certain amount of cloud computing services, which may be more economical. Smaller businesses have more agility to handle both upturns and downturns.
The flexibility of cloud computing allows startups to conserve on CAPEX. An entrepreneur can start a company with less risk. When the business gains traction, the venture can easily scale its computing needs by using the cloud.
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