Advantages & Disadvantages Of Cloud Computing

IT is a zone that is continuously changing as software and technology consistently getting advance. Cloud Computing is one of the latest and advance technology that has totally transformed the traditional  way of computing system today. Before knowing the pros and cons of cloud computers, we should know about it..

Here the “cloud” word doesn’t mean that your computer is located somewhere in clouds, the word  “cloud” refers to the internet and network. In other words, the cloud is a service through which we can access applications remotely. Even in our daily lives, we use at least one form that is related to cloud computing. And when we create, configure, or customize the business applications through our computer, it is called “computing.”

So Cloud Computing refers to the delivery of on-demand computing services from applications to storage and on a pay-as-you-go basis. Companies can rent access to anything from apps to room from a cloud service provider rather than owning their own computing infrastructure for data centers.

Here’s how Microsoft defines Cloud Computing:

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet

The most trending Online Computing services are the AWS cloud services, which are offered by Amazon. It provides more than three other varied functions, including Redshift, Dynamo DB and Mechanical Turk, etc.

 

Advantages:

1. Cost-efficient

In the cloud, you don’t require a high power (and accordingly high-priced) computer to run  web-based applications. So, it reduces the cost.

2. Low Maintenance Cost

The maintenance cost in cloud or online computing dramatically reduces both hardware and software maintenance for organizations of all sizes.

3. Unlimited Storage

Cloud offers you an enormous amount of storage capacities like 2000 GB or more than that if required.

4. Automatic Software Integration

Here, the users do not need to face the choice between simple software and high-upgrade costs. If the app is web-based, updates happen automatically and are available next time when the user logs into the cloud.

5. Easy Access To Information

When we register on the cloud, after that, we can access information from anywhere anytime if we are having an internet connection available with us.

7. Backup And Recovery

We know that all data are stored on the cloud, so backup, recovery, and restoring is secure on the cloud as compared to storing data on any other physical device.

Disadvantages:-

1. Internet Connection Mandatory

Cloud Computing is impossible without an internet connection, to access any application, you just need a stable internet connection.

2. Security Issues

As you store all your data on cloud storage that is not secure as any mistake can help attackers to hack into your system. Unauthorized users can get access to your confidential data.

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3. Control

Cloud Computing provides scalability, which means scale up and down the resources, but it does not permit the control of the funds.

5. Dependency

In the case of cloud computing, everything depends on service providers like applications, services, etc. In some cases, customers face problems due to the no availability or restrictions on the resources.

6. Repetitive Cost

These services are based on the pay as you go system, customers face the problem of recurring costs. There is no system of a one-time payment.

6. Vulnerable To Attacks

In cloud computing, everything is online which exposes potential vulnerabilities. Even the best teams suffer attacks and security breaches severe from time to time.

Conclusion:

Cloud Computing is something that is going to be very popular in coming years. Of course it has some issues like Internet is mandatory and if you don’t have Internet or have slow internet connection then you’ll have to face problems. But, world is changing and Internet connection is getting faster and cheaper. So these problems gonna end in near future.  Apart from that it has a bright future.

So, What’s your opinion about cloud computing. If you have any question or suggestion regarding this topic, you can comment below.