Cloud Computing

How it is changing the way we do business

Lucas Rossi, Closer Consulting

Cloud – a technology that has revolutionized the way we store, access and share data.The concept of cloud computing looks pretty current, but it has been around since the 1950s, when computers were first connected via the ARPANET network. This network allowed sharing resources, data and information.

It laid the groundwork for the modern internet and the concept of cloud computing. In the 1980s, companies began to use virtualization to share resources and data. It allowed companies to save money by sharing resources, instead of buying them for each individual user. In the 1990s, the internet become popular, and sharing files and data over long distances became easier. Now, more than ever, businesses are leveraging the cloud to become more agile, efficient, and cost-effective, while allowing them to scale quickly and easily – it has become the standard.

But with great power comes great responsibility. Cloud technology can be complex, and the challenges of managing a cloud-based infrastructure can be intimidating. From security and compliance to cost optimization and resource scalability, there are several considerations to keep in mind when migrating existing workflows or embarking on new projects.

First and foremost, security is a major concern when it comes to cloud computing. The access and sharing of information can create a potential for data breaches and other security risks. To address this challenge, it is essential that organizations implement security solutions and a cloud governance plan that is tailored to their specific needs for ensuring security and compliance.

Cost optimization and scalability are two sides of the same coin that are key challenges for companies when using cloud. While it can be a great cost-saving solution, inefficient usage of resources or simply not following the best practices can quickly lead to ballooning costs. As businesses grow, their cloud-based infrastructure must be able to quickly and easily scale its resources. To empower organizations to have full control over their cloud cost management, it is crucial to leverage solutions that allow them to monitor and adjust resource usage in real-time.

Additionally, taking advantage of cloud-based automation and scheduling can help to maximize efficiency, while it’s important to have a comprehensive plan in place for dealing with unexpected outages or capacity issues.
Organizations that are considering a move to the cloud should ensure that they have a good team of cloud experts in place to make the transition smooth and successful. Having in-house experts that understand the cloud solutions available and how to best implement them is essential for a successful cloud migration or greenfield project. It is important for these experts to be able to advise the organization on the best cloud solutions for its needs.

At Closer, we understand the potential of cloud computing, and we are committed to helping our customers realize and reap the benefits. Our team of experts can work with you to develop a cloud-based solution that meets your needs. We can provide the tools and services you need to make the most of the cloud.

The cloud revolution has only just begun, and there is still much more to explore.

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