Cloud hosting has been with us for some time now, and it’s evolved in many ways. With technology advancing constantly, it’s brought about many performance improvements necessitated by companies looking to grow quickly, and needing scalable IT solutions.
New applications pushing storage needs
The rise of new smart apps and Software as a Service (SaaS) across the internet has resulted in the performance of cloud hosting needing to evolve. There are a number of apps that people use in their everyday lives as part of a cloud server offering such as CRM solutions and software for accountancy and marketing.
Being able to access these apps on the move has created new demands from end-users, and as such the availability of the software has to be immediate, and constant. These apps are often hosted in the cloud and then accessed via remote means on desktop or mobile. This means that administrators sometimes need to access the user logs quickly and efficiently. SSDs are improving all the time in regards to this, often using a hybrid SATA and SSD solution.
Cloud hosting performance has had to meet the challenges of an increased online environment. Physical servers have always “bore the load” and when more was needed, it was a costly exercise to build another machine. Cloud hosting gives businesses the flexibility to have an “in case” scenario that allows them to grow. The future will provide more of this, with increased storage capacities on much more advanced technology.
There’s new server architecture being released all the time with AMD and Intel continually fighting for performance improvements across 14nm and 7nm architecture on their chips. These chips will be able to produce higher clock speeds and give greater performance. Using cloud technologies backed up by this kind of modern technology will result in less dependence on “physical” hardware.
Having dedicated servers uses a lot of space and energy and while cloud hosting technology does exist physically, the very nature of it means that there are efficiencies built in. You only use, and pay for what you need. Private cloud means that businesses have their own servers to use, but public cloud is working well in ensuring that businesses are able to determine what they need as a slice of a greater cloud offering, meaning that it’s highly energy efficient for the business in the long run.
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