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Understanding The Benefits Of Cloud Computing


Humans are typically skeptical towards unfamiliar boundaries; but often make great progress once we test these boundaries and embrace their benefits. One example of this transpired in the IT Industry, back in 2006 when Amazon created AWS Cloud Services and made Cloud Computing available to consumers.

Organizations have benefitted immensely after adopting cloud computing. Gartner Predicts worldwide end user spending on Public Cloud Services will reach $692 by 2025. MENA end user spending on Public Cloud will reach $5.7 B by 2022. The data suggests that although we were skeptical about Public Cloud Adoption; we are now embracing the benefits and value it brings to the table and are ready to harness the potential of Cloud Computing.

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is a method of using the internet to store, access and share computer data for a variety of users. All these resources are stored in remote servers that can be accessed on demand. An internet connection makes it possible for other devices to access the cloud-based servers as well.

A good example is Microsoft Office 365 – this type of cloud computing product enables users to access office software anytime and anywhere and not solely through laptops or desktop computers. You can also install it on your smartphone or tablet device, allowing you to always have work documents and information, even when you're away from the office.

Major players who provide Public Cloud services across the globe are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

In today’s world, competition is so fierce that organizations cannot afford to miss any chance to reduce IT costs, while improving customer experience and service delivery. A relatable analogy in this case would be Amazon. We can shop from Amazon at our convenience and are spared overhead charges such as Transportation, Parking, Foods, Safety measures etc. It can be deduced that by using this technology, we have reduced our Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when it comes to shopping.

In the same way, Cloud Computing can be used to reduce the TCO of IT expenses for any organization. Organizations do not have to invest in Capital Expenditure when they embrace Cloud Computing; it is an Operating Expenditure. In addition, Organizations pay based on usage, just like electricity.

The on-demand and infinitely scalable nature of the cloud make it an appealing option for organizations that wish to move to a subscription–based model, focus on their core business and guarantee the smoothest user experience for internal and external customers.

Benefits of Adopting Cloud Computing

1. Pay-As-You-Go-Model

Organizations do not need to purchase any hardware or software for cloud resources. Organizations simply pay for the time they use or reserve a resource. You only pay for what you consume.

2. Zero Operating Expenditure

There is no Capital Expenditure involved when using cloud services. Cloud resources are simply activated on demand and deactivated when no longer needed.

3. On-Demand Resource Availability:

Unlike on-premise resources, organizations can opt for the cloud when needed without waiting months for deployment.

The pandemic has amplified the need for on-demand resource availability. Throughout the pandemic, organizations have struggled with their on-premise IT Infrastructure due to limited availability of IT personnel, appliances, and equipment. This weakness has had a major impact on the performance, efficiency, and profitability of organizations.

Organizations that adopted the Cloud prior to the pandemic were able to mitigate its impact to their businesses.

4. Unlimited Resources

The scaling capability of Cloud Technology is unlimited; organizations can provision as many resources as they want, without any constraint. Scaling also happens on-demand and improves operational efficiency.

5. Global Access

Organizations can access cloud resources on-demand from anywhere on the globe. This allows them to deploy the best IT resources nearest to their customers with no concern about cross border procurement and other financial implications.

Copy Cat: Your Trusted Cloud Partner

Copy Cat has partnered with AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Hybrid Cloud, and other cloud providers to assist customers on their Cloud Adoption Journey. With a focus on Industry Best Practices, we have a pool of Certified Cloud Architects, Certified Cloud Engineers, and Certified Project Management & Delivery Expertise to ensure a seamless experience to our clients.

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