Cloud computing is a better way to run your business
With the cloud, individuals and small businesses can snap their fingers and instantly set up enterprise-class services.
Agility is a key benefit of cloud computing, especially from an enterprise perspective. Centralized IT organizations often are not equipped to respond to dynamic user demands in a timely fashion, which could impact go-to-market speed and lead to missed business opportunities. The cloud solves this problem by enabling users to provision resources on demand.
The cloud provides the required elasticity for web applications that need to scale up and down dynamically based on workload. It is often very difficult to predict how popular a website or a web application is going to be, which in turn makes capacity planning very difficult. Applications deployed in the cloud are able to provision more resources on demand so as to maintain an acceptable performance level.
The cloud helps users reduce costs associated with running their own data center. Consumption is billed on a utility basis or subscription basis with little or no upfront cost. Other benefits of this time sharing style approach are low barriers to entry, shared infrastructure and costs, low management overhead, and immediate access to a broad range of applications. Users can generally terminate the contract at any time , and the services are often covered by SLAs with financial penalties.