Introduction

It is rightly said that data is the new oil due to its importance in running the business and the economy. With companies having to deal with piles and piles of data, it can get daunting to handle and store it in your in-house computer servers.

What is the solution to the data storage problem?

A cloud server is one where huge amounts of data can be stored safely through a cloud computing platform provided remotely over the internet.

In a layman’s language, a cloud server is one where the users can access their files and systems, and store their personal or public data without having to save the bulk of that data in their own computers. The applications like Gmail, Google drive, Facebook, Instagram are all cloud-based applications.

Why is it a blessing in disguise for the companies?

Let us see the benefits of the cloud servers over the traditional servers that can provide the companies with a competitive edge in today’s tech-savvy world:

1. The Best of Both Worlds

A cloud server can be a logical or a physical server where both are accessed remotely over the internet but the logical server is based on shared hosting as the server is shared between the hosting provider’s clients whereas the physical server is a dedicated server as it is dedicated to only one client and no one else is sharing it. The cloud servers with their shared and dedicated hosting provide the best of both worlds.

2. Flexibility and Scalability

The resources can be scaled up and down accordingly depending on the demands based on the servers, the capacity can be automatically increased. If you are one of those companies whose demand for cloud services is not predetermined and can spike at any time, then this a must for you.

3. Worth Every Penny

The clients only pay for the resources they are using at that particular time and there is no need to pay the provider on a permanent basis.

4. Trustworthy

The cloud-based servers are more reliable than the traditional servers as if one of them breaks down, the resources can be shifted to the other servers.

5. Security and Accessibility

In the worst-case scenarios where your laptop gets stolen or there is a virus on the PC, the cloud will help you protect your data with its data encryption and routine backups. The cloud allows you to work anytime and anywhere providing you with the freedom to work. All you need is an internet connection and the servers are upgraded automatically allowing for uninterrupted workflow.

Conclusion The adoption of cloud servers can help the companies to effectively run their organizations, better serve the customers, increase their profit margins, and be farther along the curve than their competition. So, to hesitate about committing to the cloud is no longer an option.

Posted by Vipin Raj

Vipin Raj is a Linux Administrator at Veeble SoftTech. He is a highly motivated Linux Guru and Support Engineer. And when he is not doing these, he is a gallivanter.

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