Why cloud server?

Started by arthyk, Oct 24, 2022, 07:34 AM

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arthykTopic starter

Why do companies choose cloud rather than physical servers? Because this solution has a lot of advantages.

Fast start. For server capacities, speed is not the last requirement. There is no time to order and place the necessary hardware. It is necessary that the resources can be obtained immediately. The cloud server makes this possible. The user can meet the emerging needs in a matter of minutes.

Efficiency. Physical equipment is bought "with a margin" so that it can cope with its tasks when the business grows up. But until that time, part of the iron will be idle, taking up space, requiring time for maintenance. Redistribution of resources in the cloud is a matter of a few clicks. To give yourself a few GB of RAM or remove an unused SSD, change the number of VMs, you just need to use the standard panel.

Reliability. The difficulty of maintaining "at the level" of this parameter is determined by the amount of equipment used. Using multiple virtual servers makes maintenance easier. To reduce risks, so-called replication systems are being introduced. Using the cloud is cheaper.

Safety. The "cloud" provider has a system sufficient to ensure the protection of any sensitive information: accounting, personal data, scientific information, etc. There are solutions tailored specifically to the requirements of the law in terms of information storage. The provider has already received the necessary certificates and licenses.

Flexibility and manageability. In the cloud, you always have the opportunity to update, install new software. All actions are performed using the terminal.

As you can see, a cloud server is not a publicity stunt, but a purely pragmatic solution. The cloud gives you the opportunity to save time while minimizing maintenance costs. At the same time, a high level of fault tolerance protection is provided.
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Rich

I want to make a few clarifying points.
Yes, when you are at the start, then a cloud server is good. However, in the long run, I recommend having your own server. This is similar to the situation with renting a house or renting an office. In addition, the speed of your own servers is higher: it does not depend on the speed of the Internet.
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hannah

By sharing hardware with multiple clients, company may take advantage of scale economies. Additionally,  just pay for the precise quantity of server space used. In order to avoid paying for unproductive infrastructure costs when demand is low, cloud servers also let you scale resources up or down based on demand.
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Julio Hancock

As for me, a cloud server has two advantages over regular hosting, and they are the last argument in the problem of choosing the type of server.
I'm talking about server response speed regardless of the location of the "client" and 100% availability. Judge for yourself - if a person uses a regular hosting, he stays, say, somewhere in Alabama or Georgia, and the server is in Germany, then he will obviously have problems with ping. Cloud hosting does not have this problem. This is due to the fact that virtual hosting can work on the technology of virtual mirrors - physically located in one place, but receiving a signal from child "receivers".
The same system works in the case of site accessibility.
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