We all know the basis of Cloud Computing, but how does it fit into our everyday lives. The uses of Cloud aren’t limited, it ranges from emails all the way to the deployment of an infrastructure. To make it clearer for you, we have outlined 11 features that you’ll use.
1. Scalable Usage
Cloud Computing offers the option to scale the resources you use with monthly subscription models, meaning you will be able to scale up and down depending on demands. The best thing about it is that you don’t even need to purchase additional hardware on your internal infrastructure, it’s all done in the cloud, saving you a fortune!
Application examples: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV
2. Chat Bots
Artificial intelligence-powered chatbots have excelled in the hospitality industry by providing a tech-savvy environment for on-demand services. This saves users/customers time and money, creating a high demand for chatbots.
Application examples: Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant
Cloud allows users to communicate quickly and efficiently from any location. Not only that, but the information you send, can be stored on your service providers hardware rather than cluttering your own personal space. Additionally, it allows employees to have the option of working remotely, work on multiple devices and have a competitive edge.
Application examples: Skype, WhatsApp, Emails
If you’re as tired as we are of seeing 10 versions of one document, then join the club. With Cloud Computing, you can work on your documents anytime, anywhere with live editing. Plus, you don’t need to worry about loss of data as all of your documents are stored on the internet.
Application examples: Microsoft Office 365, Google Docs
5. Business Process
Cloud Computing is a popular method to deploying enterprise level software. It allows businesses to manage, maintain and provide security of your critical business resources and allows you to access these applications conveniently via a web browser.
Application examples: SalesForce, HubSpot, Marketo
6. Back-up and Recovery
This Online tool enables users to successfully store data on a network of physical servers, guaranteeing availability at all times. The best part about this feature is that your cloud provider is responsible for securing the data and meet legal compliance. Additionally, if you were ever to lose your device, the data stored on this online-premise can easily be retrieved.
Application examples: Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Amazon S3
7. Application Development
Cloud platforms can provide a reliable solution to develop web, mobile and games applications using pre-coded tools and libraries.
Application examples: Amazon Lumberyard
8. Testing and Development
More developers are becoming increasingly independent and productive when setting up test environments. By migrating to Cloud, developers are saving both time and money, only paying for what they need, when they need it. Additionally, Cloud is able to offer automated virtual environment and monitoring. Although, we suggest you still be wary of security. Ensure you choose a cloud provider you trust.
Application examples: BlazeMeter, LoadStorm
9. Big data Analysis
With Cloud Computing, big data analysis is already built in as a feature. Now you don’t have to suffer the pain of manually collecting, compiling or analysing, Cloud does it all for you on a much larger scale.
Application examples: Hadoop, Cassandra, HPCC
10. Social Networking
Social media is the most popular application of cloud computing as it’s used for sharing, communication, relationships and advertisement. Most of them are well trusted to deliver these things, enabling expansion is to other Cloud areas, including big data analysis.
Application examples: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest
This is generally known as Infrastructure-as-a-Service, which speaks for itself in terms of what it is. It’s the management of everything within your infrastructure with in a cloud platform. Therefore, you won’t need to spend money on hardware. You can store, scale, manage, monitor and so much more in the Cloud.
Application examples: Amazon Web Services, Rackspace
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You’ve probably witnessed us repeat this a thousand times, yet it is vital. Ensure that you have outlined everything your business need to progress; Only then will you decide the best options for you.
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