Parker Software argues that despite the hype, cloud computing risks are still rife. PHOTO/PEXELS
By TECH CORRESPONDENT
Nobody can deny the innovation, utility and benefits of cloud computing. However, it’s a bad idea to rush to decisions that aren’t necessarily right for business.
Cloud computing is shared pools of configurable computer system resourcesand higher-level services that can be rapidly provisionedwith minimal management effort, often over theInternet. Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence andeconomies of scale, similar to apublic utility.
Third-party clouds enable organizations to focus on theircore businessesinstead of expending resources on computer infrastructure and maintenance. Advocates note that cloud computing allows companies to avoid or minimize up-frontIT infrastructurecosts.
Proponents also claim that cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and that it enables IT teams to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable demand.
The availability of high-capacity networks, low-cost computers and storage devices as well as the widespread adoption of hardware virtualization,service-oriented architecture, andautonomicandutility computinghas led to growth in cloud computing.
However, others like Parker Software argue that as cloud computing rises, many have been quick to announce the demise of on-premises applications. Almost any internet search will tell you that the cloud is both the present and the future of information technology (IT). But could the future of cloud computing be cloudy?
Parker Software argues that despite the hype, cloud risks are still rife. And although headlines would declare otherwise, there remains strong demand for on-premises software. This infographic by Parker Software explore the cloud computing statistics that aren’t so commonly shared.
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