10 Reasons Why Cloud Computing Wins Over On-premise.
- 15 September 2020
- Posted by: Sanjana Gavand
- Category: Technology
Cloud computing is making computing services like server, storage, database, software applications, communications and networking services, etc. available to an enterprise via the internet. In other words cloud computing means making data services easily available and accessible throughout the organisation over the internet.
At an organisational level where there is a big amount of data at play, companies need IT infrastructure to handle and process such a large amount of data at their convenience. Although, companies can opt for on-premise software, most of the enterprises prefer cloud computing instead of having a private server, to handle the enterprise’s data.
Using a private computing infrastructure demands a lot of of management and involvement, in storing, handling, and preserving the servers, softwares, and hardwares that are required to store the data. Hence, many organisations prefer to have the data stored on a cloud computing platform instead of investing such a high amount of cost for on-premises data infrastructure.
1. Cost Effective.
When it comes to on-premise hardware and software, it involves a large amount of cost bearing such as ownership cost, maintanence cost, software updating cost, are just to name a few. Cloud computing doesn’t require any upfront costs, instead it also offers flexible payment models. This facilities affordable while eliminating the requirement for maintenance and IT support.
2. Software and Hardware Management.
In case of on-premise, there’s a lot of things that comes into play such as servers, software management, hardware management, support, design build, downtime, security and backup, etc., at a certain cost. All of these costs are eliminated in case of cloud computing. The cloud computing providers are responsible for taking care of these additional costs in exchange for cloud management fees which is a penny amount as compared to the cost incurred for on-premise software.
As a business grows, the workload increases. And with an increasing workload, the requirement for resources increases as well, to ensure smooth co-ordinate and work optimization within the organisation. Cloud computing operates on the basis of single-tenant or multi-tenant architecture. This means either there could be millions of customers using the services of a single cloud provider, or a private cloud service sharing the same benefits more-or-less as multi-tenant along with proprietary architecture. This enables the cloud vendor to optimise and manage resources. Even in case of shared resources the cloud vendors provide flexibility in the software application to allow the enterprises to customise according to their requirement and usability.
This is one of the major advantage of cloud computing, not only for seasonal business, but for all kinds of business. Elasticity implies that cloud computing allow the business to increase or decrease the scalability of the softwares according to the changes business needs. This allows the business to expand or alter their workflow accordingly, saving them cost and resources.
When the company strength is huge and wide-spread, data sharing and collaboration becomes a basic necessity. However, in an on-premises environment this can be a little tedious task. Cloud computing provides remote sharing easily accross the global. This helps to increases the mobility of the data and improves organization wide accessibility.
7. Protection and Security.
Cybersecurity has been one of the major concern in world of online computing. Cloud security prevent the data from theft or loss and also provide data protection from malware, viruses and other threats. Apart from the infrastructure costs, one needs to bear the security cost for private service separately. This is not the case in cloud computing, the cloud vendor takes care of the security without you having to bare any extra cost for it.
8. Disaster Recovery.
One of the most advantageous feature of cloud computing is that it offers disaster recovery. Since cloud computing is is completely based on virtualization of data, if in case the data is lost due to the occurrence of a disaster, it can be easily recovered via cloud computing platforms. Manual implementation of data recovery is a much costlier affair as compared to cloud recovery.
In an on-premises environment, as the technology updates, the company has to manually run the update in the particular system. Plus, the possibility of the whole system coming down if the update is not stable always remains. This makes the enterprise more rigid and less adaptable to changes. However, in case of cloud computing this is not even a concern since the updates are made avaliable automatically, by the cloud vendor. This helps the organisation to become more agile and flexible.
10. Competitive Edge.
Workforces are changing rapidly, technology is improving, and even complicated computing tasks are being replaced by AI. All of this involves a big amount of data and information. Putting it all on the cloud improves the availability and accessibility of such a large amount of data and secures it over the long run, helping business organisations to adapt over the changing environment quickly and make better business decisions.