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Cloud Hosting - Advantages of Cloud over traditional Shared Server

clock February 4, 2013 09:33 by author andy_yo

Everyone is interested in cloud hosting at this moment in time. Traditionally, websites have been hosted on standard dedicated servers. Dedicated servers host lots of websites. On each dedicated server, a shared hosting account is kept. A dedicated server for email or Mysql is sometimes employed. When it comes down to it though, all your eggs are in one basket. The obvious downside of this is that if the dedicated server develops a fault, your website will be down. Cloud server is different. Cloud panels have numbers on its side.

 

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Cloud server is extremely scalable, as in you can choose to pay for what resources you use. It’s very like mobile phones that offer a pay as you go tariff. If you use a small amount of resources, you only pay for those resources. If you are suddenly hit with loads of traffic, the cloud will let you expand instantly. Cloud hosts automatically assign what power you need. Your website should never go offline because of an unexpected spike in traffic. You would simply be billed for the extra used. In this respect, cloud hosting is more cost effective. Remember you are still in a virtual hosting environment of your own- no sharing. No need for an expensive dedicated server anymore.

Cloud hosting is more reliable. Whether cloud hosts are more reliable is the subject of fierce debate. There are however, many arguments for. We looked at the scenario of standard shared hosting where if one single dedicated server fails, your website goes offline. Cloud hosting is made up of many many nodes or dedicated servers. Thus you can weather one or even two nodes going offline at the same time. Cloud hosting surely has to be considered more reliable.

Deploying cloud hosting is very quick and easy. Deploying the hardware is the first part of dedicated server hosting. Then you have to setup software and services. Cloud hosting knocks this issue on the head. You slot in servers as and when you need them. One thing to consider about cloud hosting, is it is a relatively new technology. There are a few down sides with cloud hosting, where a traditional dedicated server or shared hosting environment can offer bigger benefits. However, the reliability cost and scalability of cloud software wins hands down. Those hosts that don’t already have a cloud product, are developing one right now. This speaks volumes. Cloud hosting certainly has more benefits over traditional hosting. Watch clouds continue to improve as cloud software does.

 



Cloud Hosting - Cloud Computing Advantages

clock January 30, 2013 09:39 by author andy_yo

Cloud computing is a disruptive technology that is changing the way enterprises look to meet their IT hardware and software requirements. Cloud computing is a mix of the latest ideas, technology and delivery models including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS), and other models in the IT sector that use the Internet for delivering services to the user. Users can access infrastructure namely, the servers, software, and data center space or network equipment; the required computing platform and solution stack for a building an application, covering the cycle of development, testing, deployment, hosting and maintenance; and also most of the regular software applications; these are all provided cheaply and efficiently over the Internet.

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Some of the benefits of the Cloud are listed below:

Decreased Costs: The Cloud eliminates the need for each user to invest in stand-alone servers or software that is capital intensive, but under-utilized most of the time. As technological innovations take place, these resources become obsolete and must be replaced with the latest in order to ensure operational efficiency – requiring more capital investment – and the cycle repeats. The Cloud eliminates the need for such ‘replacement’ capital expenditure.
Many users share a Cloud leading to distributed costs and economies of scale as resources including real estate, bandwidth, and power, are centralized. The enterprise also saves on overheads such as management costs, data storage costs, costs of software updates, and quality control and is able to use Cloud services at economical rates.

Scalability and Speed: Enterprises no longer have to invest time in buying and setting up the hardware, software and other resources necessary for a new application. They can quickly scale up or scale down their usage of services on the Cloud as per market demands, during hours of maximum activity, while launching sales campaigns, etc. Cloud services are most usually reliable, since many service providers have data centers in multiple locations for keeping the processing near users.

Innovation: Enterprises can focus on innovation, as they do not have to own or manage resources. Cloud computing facilitates faster prototype development, testing and validation. Research and development projects or activities where users have to collaborate for a task/project are especially benefited.

Convenience: Sharing of infrastructure and costs ensures low overheads and immediate availability of services. Payments are billed on the basis of actual consumption only. Details of billing are made available by the service provider also serves to check costs.
Other than an Internet-connected device, special equipment or specially-trained manpower is not needed. One-off tasks can be performed on the Cloud. High-speed bandwidth ensures real-time response from infrastructure located at different sites.

Location Independence: Service providers can set up infrastructure in areas with lower overheads and pass on the benefit. They can set up multiple redundant sites to facilitate business continuity and disaster recovery. This helps the enterprise cut costs further.

Optimal Resource Utilization: Servers, storage and network resources are better utilized as the Cloud is shared by multiple users, thus cutting down on waste at a global level. Cloud computing is more environment-friendly and energy efficient. Down-time is cut and optimization of resources across enterprises on the Cloud is achieved.

Flexibility: Users can opt out at will and thus gain a high level of operational flexibility.  The services are covered by service level agreements and the service provider is required to pay a penalty if the quality agreed to is not provided.

Device Independence: Applications provided through the Cloud can be accessed from any device – a computer, a smartphone, an iPad, etc. Any device that has access to the Internet can leverage the power of the Cloud.



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