While Cloud Computing has been around for some time, the need for serverless computing is now bigger than ever.
What Is A Cloud Computing Service?
Cloud Computing is described as a on-demand delivery of IT resources over the internet with pay-as-you-go pricing.
It is when you can access computer services whenever you want.
These services include servers, storage, networking, databases, software, intelligence and analytics.
A Cloud Service is instead of having to buy and maintain your own data center. It is far cheaper, faster, and much more scalable.
Who Provide These Services?
Among some of the biggest tech-companies in the world, that provide Cloud Solutions are:
- Amazon Web Services(AWS)
- Microsoft Azure
- Google Cloud Platform
- IBM Cloud Services
The list could go on, but these are the biggest companies that provide these solutions. With Amazon(AWS) being in the lead.
What Are The Benefits of These Services?
There are a lot of benefits of using a Cloud Provider, so I will split it into two categories.
Pricing (Based on AWS)
Amazon(AWS) has a lot of plans to offer, and you might need to go over what you or your company needs, before picking a plan.
The on-demand plan is the most common plan that is used. You pay for what you use.
This plan is not as flexible as the on-demand plan, because you have to commit for a 1-3 year term. But you also pay a lower price for the service.
This plan is great for steady state or with predictable usage of your business. This also offers up to 72% discount vs. on-demand pricing.
Dedicated host is typically used if your business has to meet certain compliance requirements. And you won’t share tenancy with anyone else on that host.
The biggest plus when using Cloud is the scalability. When growing your business you need more computing power, and more servers. With Cloud you can go online and scale up the computing power so it matches your needs.
AWS provides Auto Scaling.
As the name implies, it enables you to automatically add or remove instances based on your business’ needs. This will help you to maintain a greater sense of application availability.
- Dynamic scaling that can respond to a change in demand.
- Predictive scaling which automatically schedules the right number of instances, based upon predicted demand.
Why Should You Start Using A Cloud Computing Service?
If I haven’t convinced you yet, I can comfort you with that some of the biggest companies in the world are migrating or already have migrated to the cloud.
The business’ include
- General Electric
The list of advantages outgrows the list of disadvantages by miles!
Learn more about pricing from Amazon here.
Learn more about pricing from Microsoft here.
Learn more about pricing from Google here.