Enterprises which have embraced the technology of Cloud Computing have observed cost reduction, greater flexibility, elasticity and optimal resource utilization in their respective IT environments. Hence, below are few situations where cloud computing is being used to enhance the ability to achieve business goals.
As a Private and Public Cloud- Some applications need storage capacities which have to be elastic. This is where Private or Public cloud storage platforms help users in a cost effective way. All those users concerned about security and privacy factors can go Private.
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS)- Organizations turn towards PaaS to increase the speed of development on a ready to use platform to deploy applications. When it comes to IaaS, companies can save on the cost of investing to acquire, manage and maintain an IT Infrastructure.
Test and deployment- The best scenario to use cloud is a test and development environment. This eliminates the costs involved in setting up the environment, costs involved in gaining physical assets, and investments involved in significant manpower and time. When it comes to installation and configuration of user platform, it is often seen that the project extends than the usual time required to be completed. With cloud computing, there are now readily available environments tailored for user needs and at their fingertips. This often combines, but is not limited to, automated provisioning of physical and virtualized resources.
Big Data Analytics- Instead of investing on computing platforms meant for big data analytics, companies are now relying on cloud platforms to tap into vast quantities of both structured and unstructured data to harness the benefit of extracting business value. It works to them economically and offers to them the flexibility to renew or abandon the project at any time of the year.
File storage- Cloud based computing offers the service of storing files, accessing files and retrieving them via web as soon as the need arises. It eliminates the need of physical appliances and offers high availability, speed, scalability and security privileges. There is also the possibility to store the data either on or off premises depending on the regulatory compliance requirements. Data is stored in virtualized pools of storage hosted by a third party based on the customer specification requirements.
Disaster Recovery- Cloud storage platforms can act as a boon when a disaster strikes a data center. This is possible when data gets replicated to cloud. Then when the on-premises data center experiences an outage, the cloud storage platform can keep the data continuity going on behalf of the on-premises data center
Backup- Backing up data is always seen as a complex and time consuming operation. But with the help of cloud computing, enterprise IT environments can automatically dispatch data to any location across the wire with the assurance that security, availability or capacities are never an issue.
StoneFly, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of DNF offers Cloud Backup Connect and Cloud File sync services as a part of cloud based backup and disaster recovery services.
StoneFly Backup Connect offers easy and affordable way to begin storing user’s valuable server and workstation backups in the cloud. This service is compatible with any existing enterprise backup software which the user is using. StoneFly provides a backup connector which can backup data to a private, hybrid or public cloud.
StoneFly Cloud Disaster Recovery Services which is a file sync service helps in restoring backups anytime, from anywhere. StoneFly CDR365 is a perfect online backup solution that automates data backup to secure cloud storage. The application combines easy to use interface with a powerful functionality making a disaster recovery plan simple, reliable and affordable.
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