Cloud computing technology is a MUST for businesses, IT professionals, and content creators to use computer resources effectively and efficiently. This is made possible by the continued evolution of open source cloud hosting technology.
Open Source Cloud Hosting: Definition
Several cloud utilities are created to utilize open-source software and technologies. They comprise public, private, or even hybrid cloud computing services offerings such as SaaS, IaaS, or PaaS. These service offerings are created and function exclusively on open-source technologies.
“The cloud services companies of all sizes…The cloud is for everyone. The cloud is democracy”Paul Maritz (Chairman, Pivotal Software)
With the cloud, SMBs harness the power of readily available resources. Developers can create and deploy websites and applications faster and content creators can reach a larger audience.
Almost everything is done online, businesses and organizations are under constant pressure to deliver to end-users. You can even order toilet paper from your restroom and have it delivered within a few hours. That’s one example of how the cloud has simplified life. Now, let’s break down the benefits of cloud hosting
Cloud Hosting Benefits
Individuals and businesses are shifting from in-house servers to the cloud, WHY? To maximize their output and deliver value to their customers. When you make the switch to the cloud you will be able to:
This is the key benefit for individuals and businesses looking to cut costs. With a simple cloud VPS, you’ll save on expensive in-house, or remote data centers, that require large upfront investments.
The cloud won’t cost you an arm and a leg. You only pay for what you use which leaves you with plenty of room to autoscale – anytime.
Scale Vertically and/or Horizontally
With scalable VPS hosting, you are able to effectively utilize resources that are accessible to you. You can scale your website and applications up by either increasing your computing power or adding more servers. Your database is also scalable, increasing your server power.
Setup Redundancy and Disaster Recovery Options
The cloud offers increased redundancy which is crucial to performing disaster recovery. Disaster recovery MUST be set up correctly. Individuals and businesses alike lost a lot of data from the recent fire at the OVH data center in Strasbourg. Many didn’t have disaster recovery options, losing Terabytes worth of critical client information and company data.
With an SSD cloud VPS, you can set it to backup and snapshot your data for storage systems. Your disaster recovery environment will be configurable, on standby, and is scalable when needed.
Get Multiple Service Options and Offerings
The cloud doesn’t conform to a single size and fits all understanding. You have a plethora of options that enable you to set up your server according to your needs.
The 2 main service models on offer are IaaS (servers and storage, networking, firewall, and security) and PaaS (development tools, database management, business analytics, and operating systems).
Cloud Hosting is the FUTURE…
If you’re looking to grow your business, audience reach, or deploy faster then the cloud is the way to go. You’re MISSING OUT if you’re not part of our cloud family.
Having doubts about what the cloud can do for you? You can give us a call on (877) 759-7455 or drop us an email and let’s start planning your new home in the cloud!