Whether you are running applications that share photos to millions of mobile users or you’re supporting the critical operations of your business, the cloud provides rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources.

With cloud computing, you don’t need to make large upfront investments in hardware and spend a lot of time on the heavy lifting of managing that hardware. Instead, you can provision exactly the right type and size of computing resources you need to power your newest bright idea or operate your whole IT department. With cloud computing, you can access as many resources as you need, almost instantly, and only pay for what you use.

How does cloud computing work?

Cloud computing provides a simple way to access servers, storage, databases and a broad set of application services over the Internet. Cloud computing providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) own and maintain the network connected hardware required for these application services, while you provision and use what you need via a web application.

How do public clouds compare?

Gartner Research positions Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Quadrant of the new Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (May 2015). Cloud IaaS, in the context of this Magic Quadrant, is defined as “a standardized, highly automated offering, where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities, are owned by a service provider and offered to the customer on demand.”

Advantages and Benefits of Cloud Computing

Why your company should move to the cloud in six simple benefits:


Trade capital expense for variable expense

Instead of having to invest heavily in data centers and servers before you know how you’re going to use them, you can use cloud computing and only pay for how much you consume computing resources.

Benefit from massive economies of scale

By using cloud computing, you can achieve a lower variable cost than you can get on your own. Because usage from hundreds of thousands of customers are aggregated in the cloud, cloud computing providers such as Amazon Web Services can achieve higher economies of scale. This translates into lower pay as you go prices.

Stop guessing capacity

Eliminate guessing on your infrastructure capacity needs. When you make a capacity decision prior to deploying an application, you often end up sitting on expensive, idle resources or dealing with limited capacity. Cloud computing allows you to access as much or little as you need, and scale up or down as required in a matter of minutes.

Increase speed and agility

In cloud computing environments, new IT resources are only a click away. This means a reduction in the time it takes to make those resources available to your developers from weeks to just minutes. The result is a dramatic increase in agility for the organization as the cost and time to experiment or develop is significantly lower.

Stop spending money on running and maintaining data centers

Focus on projects that differentiate your business, not your business infrastructure. Cloud computing lets you focus on your own customers, rather than on the heavy lifting of racking, stacking and powering servers.

Go global in minutes

With cloud computing, you can easily deploy your application in multiple regions around the world with just a few clicks. This means you can provide a lower latency and better experience for your customers — simply and at minimal cost.

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