The Sky May Just Be the Limit
Perhaps one of the reasons cloud computing describes massive server arrays for public use is because of the potentiality inherent to such an innovation. Certainly, all these machines create a sort of digital “cloud”, on which is plenty of room for plenty of clients. However, it also compounds tech potentiality.
The Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud has more than a million servers. Each of those servers acts in terms of computational ability like a pixel on a computer screen, or a light bulb on one of those massive Times Square billboards commonly associated with Broadway in New York City. One pixel or one light can only do so much—but a million of them do more.
If one server could process a terabyte in a minute, two could do it in thirty seconds, four in fifteen seconds, eight in seven and a half seconds, and so on until there is enough processing power to go through a big dataset essentially instantaneously. Such breakthroughs have led to even more breakthroughs—now we’re in the quantum realm.
Google just launched its own quantum computer, and it was able to do a calculation in minutes that would have taken other computers thousands of years to parse through. So in terms of computing power, cloud computing and developing technology are introducing exponential changes to the business. Imagine a quantum cloud! It’s on the horizon, now. According to Verticomm, soon, not having cloud options will put you in a competitively difficult place. Following we’ll explore some direct operational benefits of the cloud to help you determine if this is right for you.
Significantly Outsourced IT
A device as a Service (DaaS) can make it possible for you to totally outsource the end-user portals of your employees. Instead of buying a hundred laptops, you “rent” them at a monthly subscription fee through a DaaS provider, and store their data on the cloud. This makes it so when devices don’t work, you just substitute them out, and continue with regular operations.
Desktop as a Service is another way “DaaS” is abbreviated, and can help make it so you can totally access your network remotely, and through a common interface. Alternatively, you could cut out equipment costs entirely through BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device. Employees use their own computer to access your network remotely and accomplish work.
Outsourcing your on-site server array is also possible, and will generally be less expensive than on-site options according to equipment costs, maintenance costs, and dedicated personnel expenses.
Altogether, you can cut server space, employee space, and hardware costs substantially. You can also significantly reduce software expenses through the cloud. While you likely can’t totally outsource your IT infrastructure, through the cloud, you can exponentially reduce its expense without reducing operational ability.
If you are a larger corporation then you might discover you need help in ensuring you have reduced costs while increased operational ability. Parquantix was founded exactly for this reason. They are here to help you manage your cloud infrastructure while reducing your overall costs on cloud hosting programs. Reducing software costs is the best, but if you find out that the cloud is more expensive then consider finding a company for help in optimizing your cloud computing.
Reduced Complication in Logging Management
Any sort of IT management will require a logging framework. The bigger your business, the more complicated such a framework is necessarily going to be. According to the Papertrail website, enterprise environments prove challenging for Syslog management. But Syslog management is necessary for operations. Online Syslog management through the cloud simplifies this.
Competitive Viability for SMBs Even against Some Enterprises
Since businesses can totally outsource a server array and end-user portals through the cloud, this allows an SMB to get the computational “horsepower” otherwise restricted to an enterprise-level business. They can do this without having to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on an on-site server array, or the necessary and expensive personnel to manage it.
Also, enterprises take longer to upgrade to the cloud owing to an increase in necessary legacy IT systems. Many enterprises are working to affordably make the shift now, but there is a window open presently. It will likely close when quantum cloud computing becomes viable.
Optimizing Operations through Cloud Computing
Cloud computing solutions can provide SMBs competitive viability, but they also have a place for enterprise utility—especially as pertains to complex Syslog management.
Through the cloud, there is the potential for significant outsourcing potential. This can cut costs and expedite operational effectiveness. If you have yet to use the cloud, you may want to pursue consultation to determine if this is something right for your business.