In the last video we saw what are the necessary tools for working in a liquid company.
Today we will talk about the advantages of cloud computing.
What is cloud computing?
Cloud computing indicates a paradigm of providing services offered on demand by a supplier to an end customer through the internet network (such as storage, processing or data transmission), starting from a set of pre-existing resources, remotely configurable and available in the form of distributed architecture.
The definition I like is “someone else’s computer”.
That is a series of coordinated servers by a supplier, which has a series of much larger infrastructure and much more available (at the level of services) that are instead far out of reach of a company like mine, just founded and that does not have great opportunity to invest in “iron” (ie hardware and devices).
But it is a set of computers whose physical organization is broadly: we know that there are data centers in Milan and Stockholm, but we cannot see them.
We only use services using cloud infrastructure.
What are the benefits of cloud computing for an SME?
Below we see the advantages of cloud computing for a small or medium enterprise, as can be Ispiro.
Reduce costs and waste with more control over IT spending
Being everything in “pay-per-view” we can reduce costs and waste, with a very precise control on everything that is the IT expense.
By paying for each service, you don’t have to pay for services that you don’t use.
Greater competitiveness for SMEs
We can compete with other larger companies, which can afford servers and hardware and have made expenses that we as SMEs have never faced.
We can use very powerful, structured and complex servers on a par with larger companies that have higher availability.
The cloud is a scalable solution: if I need 10 today, I can use it for 10.
If I had a demo from a client tomorrow and I had a product launch and I had a particularly important demo, I could use it for 20, 30, 40, 100.
A feature quite difficult to get as a solution “in the house” is the high availability.
That is the fact of having very robust services and servers that can continue to provide services even in the event of hardware malfunctions or power failure or lack of internet access.
These and a whole host of other benefits can be easily found at this link: Cloud computing: the advantages and some caution.