In recent years cloud computing has received a lot of hype. Large established companies such as Microsoft are going “all in” with the cloud. New cloud companies such as Salesforce are seeing tremendous growth. Cloud listing websites such as cloudbook.net have a continuous increase in new providers.
Cloud providers list the many benefits of cloud services. Cloud services can reduce the operational expenses by providing a pay as you go model that reduces the need for capital expenses such as servers and data centers. Cloud computing is elastic, it can scale with demand. Companies with variable demand do not have to purchase extra servers that go unused.
While the cloud provides some great advantages for many organizations it also has its pitfalls such as availability, latency, and rigid components. This article talk about the pros and cons of cloud computing from different people within the organization.
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