The market buzz continues to focus on the scalability and efficiencies of the public cloud; however, the challenge for many companies is to break through all of this hype to identify the true benefits that will deliver value in their own environments.
So let’s break this down by taking a deeper look at the three biggest benefits of the public cloud and the use of cloud hosting. It’s time to get to the nitty gritty.
The utility price model
Pricing in the cloud is far and above the most often considered benefit over premise-based solutions. With cloud hosting, you pay for the computing by the hour, allowing you to manage processes according to time and turn down your servers when they aren’t needed at full capacity. This method really is only most logical. When you’re not fully using something, why still keep it running as if you were – and even more importantly – why pay for it as if you are?API access
Often offered through the public cloud, APIs allow users to program spin up and kill servers. Systems that need to spin up a massive number of servers find this approach very beneficial.
Configuration and online pay
The public cloud offers the flexibility of online purchase, configuration and deployment. Plus, many providers allow for payments automatically through the website.
Aside from these benefits, many attest to the fact that the public cloud also offers unlimited scalability and a lower cost than any other type of cloud hosting. It also extends the number of available applications to the small business – applications they could otherwise not afford. This is imperative in a marketplace where small businesses have the ability and determination to compete on a broader scale with larger companies.
When it comes time to selecting the right deployment method to fit a specific environment, there are a few applications that are ideal for the public cloud. Development and testing environments, compute intensive research applications and noncritical Web servers all perform very well within the public cloud environment.
Simplicity and efficiency are far and above the most important benefits in the public cloud. For the SMB that needs to focus on its core competencies to drive revenue and succeed in a challenging market, the public cloud offers the set it and forget it approach.
To learn more about cloud hosting and how it can benefit a variety of environments, consider the 12th International Cloud Expo, where Ed Laczynski, Datapipe’s (News - Alert) VP of Cloud Strategy and Architecture, will be speaking.
Datapipe is an esteemed player in the cloud hosting space, boasting a number of award-winning products and solutions, such as Stratosphere, the company’s signature solution – a globally available, high-performance managed cloud computing platform designed to meet enterprise requirements for governance, usability, compliance and interoperability with traditional compute platforms.
The company is constantly making strides to further establish itself as a heavy hitter in the market. For example, Datapipe surpassed thousands of competitors and was honored with a Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service, was listed as one of the most reliable hosting company sites for February 2013, and was named a top managed service provider in Nine Lives Media’s MSPmentor501 Report – all within the last week.
At the event, Laczynski will examine how companies can take advantage of the efficiencies and scalability of the public cloud, while also addressing compliance and data security requirements possible through hybrid solutions. Needless to say, advice given from the team at this quickly growing company should be held onto.
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo