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Cloud Computing: Risks and Benefits

As we know that Cloud Computing new method of sharing data in bulk. Adopting this method gives a huge benefit to your organization, no doubt! Though, if something has huge benefits there also some risks are included in it. To understand the risks and benefits of this technology method, first we will talk about the benefits, then the risks.

Cloud-Computing

It is a type of internet based computing in which various services are delivered like servers, application, and storage to the company’s computers via the internet. It depends on sharing computing resources instead of having personal devices or local servers to hold the applications.

Cloud Computing Benefits:

Cost Saving:

This technology works on the cost saving. It offered a versatile technique such as pay per use model and the low barrier of entry. This is more beneficial for large business, whereas reasonable for the small ones. A number of resources can be lower to the clients and the cost can distribute among the clients. The best thing is that the cloud provider offers a number of resources to many users at one time. Due to less cost and time, the company can make their efforts to other work efficiently.

Reliability:

As it is internet based, so the connectivity and the provider may lead to a scary factor of it. After this also, it is very reliable in terms of resources and supports. It gives technical support all time. Its trained and experienced staff allows benefits to be distributed to all their clients.

Manageability:

This method offers easy and improved IT management and maintenance by the administration of resources, SLA agreements and the vendor managed communications. Microsoft Cloud Consultant maintained all your resources. In addition, it provides a simple web-based user interface to access services, software, and applications without the installation. The SLA makes sure to provide efficient delivery and management of your IT services.

Works strategically:

It fully based on strategic edge that means it offers to raise computing resources to deal with organization’s tough applications. With this, it focused on cost and less time, in addition, it allows you to concentrate on your business goals.

Cloud Computing Risks:

Downtime:

The Cloud Service Providers handle a number of clients every day and all this become so confusing may lead to technical outages. As a result, your business activities may get suspended and in case you are offline, you may not able to access any applications.

Security:

Talking about the security, it offers much security to clients, but there is already a big risk in hosting data in house. There may be a privacy issue, however, your data may hack easily. Well, there are people who always work on improving hacking skills.

Transfer Lock in:

The cloud providers assure that it is flexible, while most of the organizations may find hard to transfer the services from one client to another. Integration and hosting on the other platform of the present applications and documents may result in some issues.

Minimal Control:

Though the cloud communication is managed and observed by the service provided, the control is limited to the clients. They can only manage and control the resources and services, not the infrastructure. Main elements such as accessing the server, updating, and management of firmware may not be possessed by the customer.