Why Cloud Computing? How does it Work? 

Why cloud computing – Cloud technologies are becoming one of the major investments for organizations to reduce costs; consolidate billing, availability, and disaster recovery; and enable BYOD and CYOD.

Why cloud Computing – The Reason Why so Many Business Moved to the Cloud

Cloud computing increases efficiency, helps improve cash flow, and offers many more benefits.

According to Gartner Group, the total public cloud market was $209.2 billion in 2016. This value is expected to rise by 18% and reach $246.8 billion in 2017. Statista reports that the Infrastructure as a market (IaaS) is leading the charts, showing a growth of 36% between 2015 and 2020, followed by PaaS at 31.3% and SaaS at 19.3%.

A more recent study carried out by MarketWatch, the worldwide public cloud market is projected to grow at a CAGR of almost 23% from 2017 to 2023, reaching a value of about USD 1100 billion by the end of 2023, up from roughly USD 270 billion in 2016.

Why cloud computing

10 Reasons Why Cloud Computing is Important for Businesses

1. Flexibility

Cloud-based services are ideal for businesses with growing or fluctuating bandwidth demands. If your needs increase, it’s easy to scale up your cloud capacity, drawing on the service’s remote servers. Likewise, if you need to scale down again, the flexibility is baked into the service. This level of agility can give businesses using cloud computing a real advantage over competitors.

2. Low-Cost Disaster Recovery

Businesses of all sizes should invest in robust disaster recovery, but for smaller businesses that lack the required cash and expertise, this is often more of an ideal than the reality. Cloud computing is now helping more organizations buck that trend.

3. Let the Cloud Update Your Software

The beauty of cloud computing is that the servers are off premise, out of sight and out of your hair. Suppliers take care of them for you and roll out regular software updates—including security updates—so you don’t have to worry about wasting time maintaining the system yourself. This leaves you free to focus on the things that matter, like growing your business.

4. Capital-Expenditure Free (Opex vs Capex)

Cloud computing cuts out the high cost of hardware. You simply pay as you go and enjoy a subscription-based model that’s kind to your cash flow. Add to that the ease of setup and management, and suddenly your scary, hairy IT project looks a lot friendlier. It’s never been easier to take the first step to cloud adoption.

5. Increased Collaboration

When your teams can access, edit, and share documents anytime, from anywhere, they’re able to do more together and do it better. Cloud-based workflow and file-sharing apps help them make updates in real time and give them full visibility into their collaborations.

6. Work from Anywhere

With cloud computing, if you’ve got an internet connection, you can be at work. And with most serious cloud services offering mobile apps, you’re not restricted by which device you have on hand. 

7. Document Control

The more employees and partners collaborate on documents, the greater the need for watertight document control. Before the cloud, workers had to send files back and forth as email attachments to be worked on by one user at a time. Sooner or later—usually sooner—you end up with a mess of conflicting file content, formats, and titles.

And as even the smallest companies become more global, the scope for complication rises. According to one study, “73% of knowledge workers collaborate with people in different time zones and regions at least monthly.”

When you make the move to cloud computing, all files are stored centrally and everyone sees one version. Greater visibility means improved collaboration, which ultimately means better work and a healthier bottom line. If you’re still relying on the old way, it could be time to try something a little more streamlined.

8. Security

Lost laptops are a billion-dollar business problem. Potentially greater than the loss of an expensive piece of kit is the loss of the sensitive data inside it. Cloud computing gives you greater security when this happens. Because your data is stored in the cloud, you can access it no matter what happens to your machine. You can even remotely wipe data from lost laptops so it doesn’t get into the wrong hands.

9. Competitiveness

Wish there was a simple step you could take to become more competitive? Moving to the cloud gives everyone access to enterprise-class technology. It also allows smaller businesses to act faster than big, established competitors. Pay-as-you-go service and cloud business applications mean small outfits can run with the big boys and disrupt the market, all while remaining lean and nimble. David now packs a Goliath-sized punch.

10. Environmentally Friendly

While the above points spell out the benefits of cloud computing for your business, moving to the cloud isn’t an entirely selfish act. The environment gets a little love, too. When your cloud needs fluctuate, your server capacity scales up and down to fit. You only use the energy you need, and you don’t leave oversized carbon footprints. This is something close to our hearts at Salesforce, where we try our best to create sustainable solutions with minimal environmental impact.

Why Cloud Computing: The Different Types of Cloud

Different deployment models of cloud computing exist depending on how data is stored, shared, and interacted with, as well as how cloud-defined apps are used. The primary cloud deployment models may generally be divided into four categories: private cloud (or on-premises), public cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud.

Private Cloud

The private cloud solution is intended for a single usage, as the name indicates. Typically, the private cloud’s resources are housed on-site or are managed by a separate provider off-site. Through a private, secure network that is not shared with other customers, third-party providers isolate the computer resources.

Public Cloud

The public cloud, the most popular type of cloud deployment strategy, makes resources accessible to the general public online. This service is available for free or by subscription. The public cloud’s computing capabilities vary depending on the supplier. Solutions for the public cloud provide more elasticity and scalability at a cheaper price.

Hybrid Cloud

The hybrid cloud, as its name implies, combines public and private cloud solutions with an integrated architecture, hosting common services on the public cloud while private-clouding critical applications. Both private and public clouds’ application and data workloads are accessible to users.


A hybrid cloud and a multi-cloud may initially seem to be the same thing. The two, however, differ greatly from one another.

A multi-cloud model defines how enterprises employ a mix of various cloud providers to suit business demands, whereas a hybrid cloud model refers to the combination of private (on-premises) and public clouds.

Why Cloud Computing with Parallels RAS is the Way to Go

When it comes to delivering virtual apps and desktops utilizing different cloud technology models, such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS), Parallels® RAS is the way to go. In less than 30 minutes, enterprises can setup and deploy Parallels RAS solutions into cloud services like Azure with features like automatic configuration wizards and pre-built virtual machine templates.

For bigger enterprises, mobility and strategic advantages are provided by Parallels RAS’s multi-cloud readiness. Modern security features like multifactor authentication (MFA), enhanced permission filtering, encrypted connections, and role-based access control (RBAC) are included in the system, all but removing concerns about data access and transmission. Hybrid cloud deployment is supported by Parallels RAS as well.

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