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Cloud Computing Advantages and Disadvantages

Are you taking full advantage of everything cloud computing has to offer?  

Unsure as to whether cloud computing is right for you? From scalability and increased efficiencies to cost savings and efficient resource deployment, cloud computing offers any number of advantages. However, despite these well documented benefits, some organizations are still hesitant to take the plunge.

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For expert insight and to uncover whether you are prepared to take full advantage of everything cloud computing has to offer, Expedient can help. Read our helpful tips below explaining the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing solutions. If you need further help, contact Expedient today and discover which of our managed services are right for helping your business grow.

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Cloud Computing Advantages

The advantages and benefits of cloud computing are well documented – low to no upfront infrastructure investments, just in time deployment, and a more efficient resource utilization model are all benefits of the cloud. It’s these very drivers which are creating a significant demand for cloud based services.Major advantages of cloud computing include:

Major cloud computing advantages include:

  • Less maintenance:  Hardware, applications and bandwidth are managed by the provider.
  • Continuous availability: Public cloud services are available wherever you are located.
  • Scalability: Pay only for the applications and data storage you need.
  • Elasticity: Private clouds can be scaled to meet your changing IT system demands
  • Expert service: Expedient’s cloud computing services are continuously monitored and maintained by our onsite staff of expert data center technicians.

Cloud Computing - Disadvantages

Despite its many benefits, cloud computing is not without its disadvantages. As you begin to explore your managed data service solution options, it is important to understand that certain constraints may accompany some of the advantages. Only by understanding both sides of the cloud computing spectrum can you select the solution that is right for you.

As you explore your cloud computing options, a few disadvantages to be aware of include:

  • More elasticity means less control: While public clouds are great for quickly scaling up and down your resources, companies that require complete and total control over their data and applications will need to avoid the public cloud. Alternative solutions include hybrid clouds, private clouds, and colocation.
  • Not everything fits into the cloud: Depending on the cloud provider, you may face restrictions on available applications, operating systems, and infrastructure options.  Complicating matters more is the simple fact that not all platforms can live in the cloud. To combat this, it is important to ensure that the cloud provider you choose also offers physical colocation services. Then if your platform in the cloud needs to speak to applications on other platforms, this flexibility of physical colocation will work to ensure successful interoperation.

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