Trends in Cloud Computing
– Deney Dentel is the CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc., says:
The latest trends in cloud computing have transformed the disaster recovery process by making it faster, cost efficient and an achievable information technology infrastructure for start-up businesses. The growth rate is steady and is continuous as per the market trends; this is now becoming the trending method used in thousands of organizations as a way of recovering data. It offers a lot of benefits that creates a feeling of peace and assuredness when it involves data that which is lost and can be easily recovered.
Subscription: It has three distinct features that which includes, it is sold on demand that is at any given time, it is elastic this means that a user may choose to have little or a lot of service at any given time and that the service offered is managed by the provider. This is a subscription of dynamically scalable and virtualized resources that mostly is provided over the internet. Security is the top most concern for organizations that are planning on moving on to cloud computing as their data recovery solution.
Recovery Services: Cloud computing takes a different approach to disaster recovery by backing up your data offsite and recovering of the data at a faster pace. With virtualization the entire server which is inclusive of the operating system is encapsulated into one virtual server which is later copied to an offsite data centre in a matter of minutes. Due to the independence of the virtual server data is accurately and safely transferred from one data source centre to the next source centre.
Specific Designs: This recovery services reduces the recovery times in comparison to non-virtualized approaches where the services are loaded with the operating system and the application software. It is later on patched to the configuration that is used in production before the information may be restored. One specific design of disaster recovery in cloud computing is its ability to deliver a multi-site availability.
It gives large companies room for business continuity and comprehensive plans in place by backing up data to a remote site. This tends to be beneficial from a financial perspective line of view to the organizations that have sophisticated disaster recovery architecture and strategies. These organizations do need to come up with an integrated strategy of processes, reports that are necessary and architectures so as to show their capability to the auditors
Security: A recently added benefit of the disaster recovery system is its capability to perform and tune the cost associated with the service for the data recovery platform. One can tune it down with less resource to those applications that are seen as being less critical in a disaster. This can only be done while assuming the fact that most critical applications get the resources that they need to ensure that the business runs smoothly through any disaster.
Hoarding: Businesses at times tend to not have the time, capacity and resources to come up with an effective backup strategy for data. Using this service will secure and protect all your data. Cloud computing services have been customized to either manual or automatic backup of data with hoarding becoming less of a problem.
Deney Dentel is the CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc., a managed and cloud computing service provider company in Portland, OR. Deney is the only localised and authorised IBM business partner in Pacific Northwest. You can also follow him on LinkedIn.