Cloud-hosted computing has been around for quite some time, but it has never been as accessible as it is today. It is now a commonly used resource for almost any type of business. In fact, the growth of cloud-based computing suggests that we are staring at a cloud-hosted future. Today, we wanted to discuss the cloud and how it has become the go-to solution for growing businesses.
For a long time, “the cloud” was thought of as a wasteland where rogue companies send their data to be stolen. The perceived insecurity of cloud computing platforms kept businesses away for a long time, instead investing in IT infrastructure refreshes that would cost tens of thousands of dollars every five years.
Today, the cloud is possibly the most crucial tool used for business. Not only can it provide an organization with the applications and storage they need to effectively run their organization, it provides a degree of flexibility that allows businesses to make strategic computing decisions.
As it stands, the global cloud computing market is expected to exceed $620 billion by the end of 2023 and currently stands at over $500 billion per year.
There are three ways that businesses can take advantage of cloud computing. They can utilize:
These three deployment methods can be deployed in a myriad of ways. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ways that the modern business uses cloud computing.
Computing in the cloud could be right for your business and you may not even know it. If you would like more information about how to utilize cloud-based resources to improve your business’ technology profile, give SCW a call today at (509) 534-1530.
About the author
Sam is a network engineer with a broad range of experience spanning more than 35 years. He wrote is first piece of code in 1979 and has been involved with the industry ever since. For the last 20 years, he has worked for SCW Consulting where he has embraced his passion for network technology and security.
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