Benefits of Cloud Computing
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Hey, everyone, welcome back to the course in this video. We're just gonna talk through some of the benefits of cloud computing.
So one of the benefits is the actual reduced I t costs. So the cloud allows us again, as I mentioned before, to scale up or down. So let's just say, for example,
I have a company and I land a couple of large contracts. And in the traditional way, I would probably need to upgrade my infrastructure by bringing on more employees, bringing on more things like server switches, routers, etcetera.
And it would take time, right? I've got to procure the hardware. We've gotta make sure we tested. Then we plug it into the production network. We've gotta monitor it. It just takes that man hours in woman hours to set all that up right to get all that going. And then I need to scale back down again. So what am I gonna do with all this equipment?
Whereas in the cloud,
it allows me to go ahead and scale up quickly, and in fact, I can do that and provision stuff in a matter of minutes
instead of waiting days or weeks or even months to get the infrastructure built out.
Also get to save on things like physical space. Right? So I don't need all this infrastructure. I don't need a large office. I can run it from my house. I could run my business from my house.
Great scalability, right? The cloud. You know, in the 90 cost example, we talked about scaling up or down with our infrastructure.
The cloud allows us to scale up or down, not just infrastructure, but also server our software development. Right. So we talked about that before, where we can use platform as a service and scale up or down our development environment.
Continuity. The cloud allows this business continuity So disaster recoveries, Bill as well as business continuity by giving us backups. Right. So let's say our entire building is destroyed. We still have our data in the cloud, right? And if we're smart, we have it in multiple multiple locations. If you're a small business owner,
that might be a simple as having your some files and Google drive
having a copy of those and Dropbox and then maybe something like one drive as well. So just having your data in multiple locations that you can access again, Keeping in mind security Best practices don't have the same password toe access, all that stuff
So the cloud really allows your organization and your users collaboration, right? Better efficiency. So essentially your employees can work on the same project at the same time and not affect the bandwidth of that particular project. Right? So everyone can have the same speed while they're working on that, and we can also limit permissions, right?
One user could have read access and working on it, and then another user gonna have edit access and and be working on the project. So it allows us to do a lot of different things for collaboration amongst our employees that speeds up delivery of all these products.
Maintenance so we don't have to necessarily worry about are updating and patching off software. Right? All that's done for us by the cloud provider
security, depending on what type of environment or using whether it's public private cloud, etcetera, the cloud service provider is gonna usually be the one responsible for a lot of that security, and they're going to invest in a lot of security latest security tools.
They're gonna monitor the data hosted by that their clients are hosting on there
and typically speaking, going to that shared responsibility model. It's usually the cloud providers responsibility to help protect your data
and then, of course, mobile. Right? So we wanna offer people the ability to access data at any time and anywhere in the world, and the cloud allows us to do that. I can upload something right now to some cloud bucket like That's three. And then I could just share the link to that automatically with someone I know across the world,
and they can access. They access that data instantly
in most cases, so that allows us to access our data 24 7. I can run my personal business from anywhere in the world.
So just a quick, quick question here. What's not a benefit of the cloud is a elasticity, increased costs and increase or increase collaboration
all right, in most cases. And that's why the answer is B there the increased costs, But in most cases, that's not gonna be a benefit. Depending on the way you look at things, increasing your costs might allow you to do more in the cloud and that may benefit your organization long term, depending on what you're trying to do. But in the vast majority of cases, increased cost is not a benefit
of the cloud.
So in this video, we just talked about some of the benefits of cloud computing.
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