Despite all of its unfortunate events, 2020 has been a revolutionary year. So many individuals as well as corporations, be it small or large scale, had to seriously adapt to the ‘new normal’. The virtual and remote way of working as well as providing business has gained a lot of importance. However, one of the major highlights of these advances was indeed the integration of cloud computing.

Major corporations and businesses of the world saw the inevitable shift toward adopting these services to keep the affairs ongoing. 

To the unaware, cloud computing is essentially the on-demand delivery of IT resources over the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. The traditional owning and maintaining of physical data centers and servers is replaced with IT services like computing power, storage, and databases provided by various cloud computing providers.

Some of the major leaders in cloud providers are Amazon Web Services(AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Along with standard office application, cloud services also offer other extensive options like power processing, natural language processing, networking as well as artificial intelligence. 

Many private as well as private clouds are in use today. A public cloud is accessible to everyone on the internet while a private cloud is only accessible with permission and authorization settings and hosts a limited number of people.

Basic advantages of cloud computing services from a business point of view are:

1.Cost Reduction

Moving to cloud computing applications or storage helps to maximize space and significantly cut hardware and energy expenditures. With their virtual setups, cloud solutions can lead to a dramatic decrease in labor and maintenance costs.

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2.Powerful applications:

Services like power processing, networking, natural language processing as well as artificial intelligence increase the computing efficiency of your organization. 

3.Defense, Backup, and Recovery from Disasters

The backbone on which cloud computing is based is data protection and redundancy. Cloud computing service providers are therefore investing heavily in servers and data security. Most cloud service providers are equipped to handle the recovery of data.

4.Scalable and Versatile :

For any business that has chosen cloud computing, one of the major advantages will be to boost or decrease the bandwidth as necessary.

 5.No Site Restrictions:

The user has 24 * 7 / 365 access to everything stored in the cloud at any point of time and from any geo-location through the Internet. Therefore staff and users can access and operate it from anywhere.

With a growing number of web-enabled devices, it has become easier to access your data. Be it desktops, laptops, or mobile phones, cloud computing allows you to connect to your professional environment and keep the workflow going. 

One simply cannot ignore the importance and the obvious increase in demand for cloud services. There are many future capabilities and possibilities for cloud computing and it can only get better with time.