Making Information Available in the Cloud
Making information secure and available anywhere across the globe is the mandate today. This means you need
to think beyond the desktop, tape backups that we've always had and outside of our data centers. What we have
today is the cloud, which really fits into the data puzzle. We are now able to take the most mission critical data
that we generate each day, back it up and put it in the cloud. So even though you may have it on tape, data in the
cloud enables you to get it back in real time as quickly as possible. The benefit of having data in the cloud is that
you can create backups without adding infrastructure or support staff. Somebody else watches it, monitors it, and
makes sure it's all taken care of - and you can know that it is there for you when you should need to access it.
This is what cloud computing is all about-- a platform designed for efficient, effective computing available
anywhere, everywhere. You can access your data and applications stored on remote servers by way of the
Internet instead of keeping it all on your local workstation. Now you have a virtual desktop operating with a virtual
server that can be accessed on a Smartphone, notebook or even an e-book reader.
Offering the promise of computing as a utility cloud computing is a fresh approach that offers significant cost
savings, diminished IT complexity, and increased flexibility in managing IT and responding to market changes. It
has the flexibility to scale bandwidth up or down at will and the affordability of pay-as-you-go service, not to
mention reduced hardware needs from your local setting. Utility computing allows organizations to create
flexible environments that can be expanded and contracted based on workload and target performance factors.
Cloud computing in India is still in its very early stages and enterprises are yet to fully comprehend the actual
benefits of private clouds, public clouds or even Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), PaaS and SaaS.
Cloud computing creates an opportunity for IT departments to change their focus from deploying and supporting
applications to managing the services that those applications provide. By transferring the responsibility for
monitoring and maintenance activities to a third party, the IT department can focus more on high value activities
that align with and support the business goals of the enterprise.
Many small and large companies are benefiting from the ease provided by moving their infrastructure into a cloud
computing arena, the biggest advantage being business continuity in case of a disaster. This becomes much
simpler in a cloud computing environment.
The adoption rate of cloud computing is soaring. Today 30% of respondents to a survey conducted by CIO
Research said they are already using cloud computing. By 2012, 80% of Fortune 1000 enterprises will pay for cloud
computing service, and 30% will pay for a cloud-computing infrastructure, according to Gartner Research.
Thus select a cloud computing providers who can deliver the real power of the cloud at your fingertips. They
should have the expertise, robustness of cloud infrastructures. Managed service providers' support and offer you
the entire IT infrastructure in the cloud.
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