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Can Cloud Infrastructure replace the Traditional IT infrastructure

As times change and businesses grow, we can witness the rise in demand of enterprises for technologies that will manage their data and resources better. The invention of cloud shook the market and still has enormous effect on enterprises. A study revealed that more than 83% of all data would be cloud based within the next three years. The cloud is becoming the buzzword. Let us look at few features of Cloud hosting that will explain its ever-rising popularity.

  1. Downtime during updates
    • Cloud – Cloud services employ rolling upgrades by dividing the cloud into update domains and performing updates one domain at a time, that is, only one domain will be down at a time. This avoids service interruptions and impose very little capacity loss. This will barely impact your services.

    • On-premises – A survey in 2007 on tradition hosting from multiple countries concluded that 8.6% of upgrades fail, inducing unplanned downtime, with some administrators reporting failure rates up to 50%. Thus, business will be negatively affected when your on premise server is updating.
  1. IT staff
    • Cloud – IT professionals can invest on more productive and yielding work like as the maintenance of servers is done by the third party vendor in virtual cloud.

    • On-premises – IT staff are appointed specifically for the maintenance and management of on premise servers. The firm is responsible for the server
  1. Expenditure
    • Cloud – As the servers of cloud are bought, housed and managed by the third party vendor, the capital expenditure will be less. You pay usually based on the volume of data you store and the additional services you activate.

    • On-premises – A traditional server will include the cost of housing, cooling, power and many others. In a fully realistic scenario, the on-premise hosting is approximately 30% costlier than cloud.
  1. Traffic
    • Cloud – Load balancing and auto scaling enables cloud to distribute workload across different servers and it also can avail additional resources when required. Because of these attributes, the overall annual growth rate of cloud workloads from 2014 to 2019 is projected to be 27%.

    • On-premises – Traffic will certainly slow down your services and the prospect of losing business is high.  Due to the absence of such features conventional servers are not equipped to handle high workloads much efficiently.
  1. Deploying an application
    • Cloud – Cloud SaaS model of software delivery enables a mechanism to seamlessly deliver software over the internet, thereby, eliminating the need to deploy software to each application user.
    • On-premises – The process of deploying an application on premise takes a lot of hard work and time. This can take weeks or even months depending on how complex the application is and the number of users.


  1. Instant provision
    • Cloud – Cloud hosting enables instant provisioning as installation and configuration is eliminated. It saves time.

    • On-premises – In on premise hosting, the application has to be installed and configured to access. These processes consume a lot of time.
  1. Updates
    • Cloud – Updates are frequently available in cloud and is handled by the third party. Thus, your firm will not have to worry about it.

    • On-premises – Updating in traditional servers is cumbersome and has to be done individually in every server. Moreover, updates in such hosting disrupts business and may require downtime leading to potential security vulnerabilities.
  1. Connectivity
    • Cloud – Your firms can enjoy the features of cloud computing which enables access of files and data from any device and from anywhere on Earth. In fact, a Frost & Sullivan survey presented that companies investing in cloud increased their productivity by 400%.

    • On-premises – Data stored in the server cannot be accessed by employees easily. This interrupts connectivity and collaboration between your employees. In fact, on premise hosting is at a disadvantage when cloud can get it done in seconds or minutes.
  1. Security
    • Cloud – Cloud has various features like cloud app security, CASB, etc which protect data when it is stored and transmitted. Cloud has features that can even safe guard your backup.

    • On-premises – The firm will have to pay to install applications to secure data in traditional servers as it is responsible for the security and maintenance of the set up.
  1. Latency
    • Cloud – While in cloud, your firm will not face the issue of latency as it is low and the data can be accessed from anywhere at any time using any device.

    • On-premises – Although on premise servers can be assessed from anywhere, the experience will not be very comfortable due to high latency. This will hinder business progression and lead to loss.
  1. Scalability
    • Cloud – Cloud provides greater flexibility as you pay for what you use and can easily scale to meet your demand to store data.

    • On-premises – Conventionally, new servers are bought when the old one runs out of space to store data. Thus, a growing company will have to spend on servers and its maintenance frequently.

Hopefully, now you have a better understanding of cloud infrastructure and know how it has made businesses environment much easier and safer.

Even though cloud is relatively new, it is constantly fulfilling major needs and demands of firms. I am certain that you know how Cloud enablement needs specialized skills and we can help you with that. We at Cloud business group of Redington (India) Limited, a Leader in the Information technology industry can provide you with Readily available and Customized cloud infrastructure Solutions Packs that can be avail based on your requirement. We also provide additional Services such as One time Implementation, 24×7 Monitoring, Technical Support (may vary based on pack availed), OS Management & Patching, Backups management, Security Best practices, 1 Dedicated IP, end-to-end cloud management and many more. We at Redington cloud Solutions, help your business overcome key business and technical challenges, open up new streams of revenue and win the cloud race like a king!

Talk to our cloud experts now to revitalize your business with the amazing benefits cloud has to offer.

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