Concept behind cloud computing is very simple: it helps you run multiple computer applications over the Internet, without having to purchase, install or manage servers of your own. With cloud computing, you can run your company’s IT operations with just a browser and an Internet connection. Everything including applications, operating systems, servers as well as network switches reside out of vision and within the metaphorical cloud, the Internet servers are completely managed by your cloud computing vendor.
A New Way of Doing Business
Cloud computing transforms the conventional software delivery in a number of ways as mentioned below:
Low overhead: System administration, upgrades and maintenance take place in the cloud at your vendor’s end, so you don’t have to spend long hours supervising a new version upgrade or a failed server.
Easy access at anytime, from anywhere: Since cloud computing is “always on,” it makes it easy for you to grow business and support remote workers and locations simultaneously promoting mobile sales. Be it day or night, people can access the cloud 24×7, through any device around the globe.
High availability: Cloud software architectures are configured from ground to up to ensure maximum network performance in comparison with conventional, on-premise solutions. For eg., NetSuite commits for 99.5% availability for its customers and provides PCI DSS data security in compliance that would be cost preventive to achieve through on-premise software.
Security: For various companies, level of security & availability, recovery from disaster and back-up provided by a SaaS (software-as-a-service) provider far exceeds to which they can provide themselves.
Optimized performance: The cloud technology adjusts to your performance requirements, impulsively assigning server cycles whenever and wherever needed.
Subscription-based pricing: You pay as you wish to go, often on an annual basis; unlike conventional systems where you must make a major up-front investment for hardware, software and licenses. You get benefits from better cash flow and greater IT flexibility.
Energy savings: By eliminating the need for on-premise hardware, cloud computing reduces overall server room electric consumption as well, which can save a mid-size businesses more $10,000 or more per year, according to a recent sustainability impact study.
You’re in Total Control
Apart from all advantages, cloud computing lets you sharply focus on your business rather than on your software. With NetSuite as a cloud computing solution, you don’t have to use valuable IT resources to have support for business systems. Instead, you can later re-deploy some of them to focus on more strategic business initiatives while leaving your cloud computing vendor to concern about scalability, uptime, security, application maintenance and system upgrades. Netsuite Expert puts you in total control with its end-to-end cloud computing services for NetSuite.