Today, businesses and industries are turning to cloud services considering the benefits and cost savings. The prime reason for worry was the trustworthiness of the security compliance of the infrastructure IaaS provider. Majority of the service providers have addressed the security concerns by adapting multiple layers of security features that make it extremely difficult for anyone to gain unauthorized access to the data.
Cited below are a few reasons to embrace cloud computing for business.
Cloud computing is based on a “pay-per-use” pricing model. This means that businesses can increase or upscale the compute capacity to take care of the peak hours and downscale during off-peak or lean hours. Thus, they are not paying the same high costs for all the 24 hours of the day. Rather, they are optimizing both – the usage costs as well as the capacity.
Lost devices like laptops, tablets, mobile devices, etc, pose security threats to the business. With cloud computing, sensitive data can be securely stored in the cloud and can be accessed from any device from any location. Cloud computing also provides a facility to manage devices. Hence, if a device goes into the wrong hands, this device can either be locked or erased thus adding an additional layer of security to sensitive data.
An important aspect of cloud computing is server updates and maintenance. Conventional systems are tedious to update and maintain without downtime. However, cloud computing has solved this issue by providing updates on the fly and zero downtime. This increases productivity and efficiency.