Believe it or not but in a regular day, at some point, all of us do use the Cloud in one way or the other – be it while shopping on Amazon, posting on Facebook or searching on Google. The moment we think about introducing something new in our business, one immediate thought comes to our mind – Is it really worth it? There are plenty of good reasons to move to the Cloud, but it primarily makes good business sense.

There is no single reason to enhance the business through Cloud. This decision involves a complex combination of reasons. Some of the reasons include:

1. Optimized Cost:
Reduction in cost is one of the main reasons why companies are turning towards Cloud. As it follows a pay-as-you-go cost structure, you get relief from the pain of maintaining and managing the IT infrastructure. Apart from this, installation of Hardware and Software, renewal of licence, maintaining servers and managing IT issues are taken care by the Cloud Service Provider resulting in Cost Optimization.

2. Scalability:
On-demand provisioning of computing resources helps to nurture the business. For example, Netflix, a website that streams many movies and shows on-demand faced large and unpredictable streams of capacity at peak times. The final decision to migrate from a traditional data centre to Cloud has led the company to grow and expand the business without having to actually build and support data centre.

3. Faster Time to Market:
In the competitive world we live in, speed is something which impresses every human being. Traditionally, even if the application is ready to go live, it takes extra days or sometimes months for the provisioning and configuration of the hardware, which in turn delays the deployment. In such cases Cloud enables the application to rapidly move to the market by doing the same in a couple of hours.

4. Higher Availability:
It is rightly said- “Prepare yourself for the worst”. At the time of disaster or power crisis what will happen to your application? Well, the answer is “nothing”. Cloud ensures that your application delivers superior uptime and services. There are distinct locations provided while you deal with Cloud, enabling you to be prepared for zone failures. Also, in such disastrous situations the data will be secured as Cloud keeps a backup of your data across regions.

5. Reliability:
Cloud has a better approach for consistency and reliability. Most of the Cloud Service in their Service Level Agreements (SLAs) offer 99.99% of availability.
Finally, one can enhance their business by introducing Cloud whether they are a part of a large enterprise who are looking to expand their business, or may be a small enterprise who are just starting to ground their business. With certain services prevalent in Cloud, all the above mentioned aspects are possible. Companies can choose the most appropriate architecture and can meet their needs.

If you feel ready for the above mentioned business enhancements and more, then ‘See you in the Cloud!’

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