A New Reason Why Companies are Moving Over to the Cloud
For a long time, businesses have avoided using the cloud because of concerns about high latency, that is, a lapse in time between data going from one place to another. For large companies that rely on large data being sent fairly quickly (think banks, casinos, online stores), network speed can really affect the bottom line of a business. Fortunately, various startups have come up with ways to have the convenience of cloud storage combined with powerful on-prem storage to create a really high performance network system.
The advantages of a high performance cloud storage system are many. A business can capture a lot more big data which can reveal more insights into their company, its products or services, and how to better serve their target audience. This is especially important with decisions that are time-critical. Larger database applications can be deployed much more easily. Cost of storage can be reduced by using inexpensive and scalable cloud storage.
There are three basic techniques which can all be combined together to create a high performance cloud storage network. First, an organization can either geographically send data close to the cloud through a point-of-presence (POP) or through an interconnected data center. Networks can also be optimized and combined with improved caching mechanisms. By combining all three methods, a business can meet both their own storage, investment protection and big data needs as well as the needs of customers to have their online transactions be smooth, quick, and error-free.
Now businesses no longer have to worry about their data being too large for cloud storage. They can send over large amounts of data without having to worry about competition for cloud space or low latency. When a company combines a dedicated storage space with cloud-based workloads, it keeps storage performance at a predictable level.
However some organizations prefer to keep their data close to home while still utilizing their apps in the cloud. They may want to protect their data, cover compliance requirements, or not send large amounts of data all at once. Companies may also prefer a multi-cloud strategy so that their data doesn’t have to be locked into just one cloud.
Whatever an organization’s latency and storage needs are, there are a variety of ways to meet it using a high performance cloud network system. Whether a company wants to keep data close at hand, or send over large batches of data at once, it is now possible to meet their needs with a high performance cloud network.