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It’s Raining Savings From the Clouds

Amid economic uncertainty or modest revenue gains, strategic savings methods are important for leaders. The CIO is able to review IT costs and cut costs and keep the business operational and transparent with better tracking. Cloud computing is the phenomenon of shifting organizations from developing, servicing and supporting functional business systems to analyzing, developing, and approving externally hosted solutions. Why is the transition to cloud computing moving so fast? It is a viable option that can “rain” savings and provide maximum value to any organization.

Cloud computing is the latest trend in total cost of ownership (TCO) evaluation because it streamlines software, hardware and / or development to an offsite site hosted by reputable vendors. The services offered by reputable vendors such as Oracle, Google,, Amazon, Microsoft, and SUN (Oracle soon with the proposed acquisition) fall into one of three categories: software-as-a-service provider; infrastructure-as-a-service provider (offering Web access for storage and computing power); and platform providers as a service (providing developers with tools to build and host Web applications). While security has always been the primary concern that leaders are not moving in cloud trends, there are three reasons why large financial institutions, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, security, and nonprofits, and government institutions are investing in cloud computing to prevent deterioration. in its original line.

1. Infrastructure costs are greatly reduced.

Cloud computing reduces the need to set up and administer a server, virtualization, load balancing, clustering, database administration and maintenance of all infrastructure. When hosting software and infrastructure elsewhere, an in-house data center and associated costs are not required. The costs are included in the monthly / monthly pricing model together with any annual maintenance costs. In addition it is not necessary to establish multiple environments to move an application from development to production. There is a need to set up development, systems testing, training, pre-production and production environments. While memory can be bought cheaply, the extensive horsepower servers are expensive along with the associated labor to build and maintain them.

2. Modern standard development on open platforms allows faster exits from legacy systems.

Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service providers have opened the door to create “applications” with full functionality that can be expanded using commonly used standard development languages ​​and practices. For example, has a powerful, easy-to-use CRM solution that incorporates great functionality but allows developers to use its platform to create applications to extend its functionality. The platform allows developers with .NET and JAVA, SOAP, and SQL skills (referred to as SOQL) to retain their programming skills and quickly develop new functions. This allows a new solution to be quickly put into the hands of business users and mix and match development practices on the platform to gradually introduce more functionality to eventually remove costly legacy systems.

3. Data Center overheads can be significantly reduced.

Cloud computing brings the reliable, high-performance, ground-based SLAs from these top vendors. Their availability is guaranteed at the highest level among any standard and is probably better than any data center in an organization can handle. These vendors have mastered state-of-the-art construction data centers that can handle downtimes for almost any type of disaster. If you evaluate the costs of server administrators, server architects, server support, and database maintenance salaries with related healthcare, vacation, sick time and paid absence leaves, there are sure to be realized savings. The total cost of ownership of the cloud computing investment is likely to be less than the internal data center and the processes required to maintain it.

Cloud computing is impacted by its lower total cost of ownership and proven sustainability in large organizations that require critical business operations to be available around the clock. Yes laziness will always be at the forefront of technology but time is running out. Don’t miss out on the “cloudy” rain-saving times. It could be sunshine for your future.

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