When talking about cloud computing there is still a lot of confusion and mysticisms, some say that for a solution to be considered in the cloud it is necessary that the data has to be 100% on the internet and forget that it is even on the web, somewhere in the world this information needs to be allocated to physical data centers. In this article, you will demystify the difference between traditional Data Centers and Cloud Computing Solutions, also understand how this technology can help your business identify when it adapts to this new reality.
Do you know when it makes sense to migrate your physical server to a Cloud solution?
Before answering this question, we need to understand some important aspects about Data Center and Cloud Solutions. The concept of physical server, the characteristics of a solution in Cloud Computing and analyze one of the essential aspects for making a decision when it comes to investment in IT resources, the flexibility that the service offers.
Characteristics of Traditional Data Centers
We can say that a physical server is an organization’s information center, used to store and support the processes of data and applications.
In order to maintain a physical server it is necessary to take a series of preventive measures, such as: a room with refrigeration and free of sunlight so that the servers do not get very hot and compromise their performance and even cause physical damages to the equipment, the need of highly qualified IT staff to perform the maintenance of the equipment and to keep the services always available and high stability of electricity, where necessary installing generators or UPS to ensure that no data is lost in a possible power outage.
Characteristics of a Cloud Computing Solution.
A Cloud Solution theoretically has the same characteristics of physical servers, with the difference of accessibility and scalability, so its resources can be accessed via the web interface without the need to worry about a physical data center or the volume of traffic used, since it is the responsibility of the provider to take care of these resources. All kinds of configuration, installation, support and upgrade of features are carried out easily and simply with just a few clicks via the web interface or simply just requesting from your provider such resources.
If a physical data center is indispensable in your company, it does not mean that you will not be able to take advantage of cloud solutions, on the contrary, even with the investment of physical equipment the dynamics of use can still be considered Cloud Computing, provided you have the security and scalability that cloud environments provide.
The Flexibility of Cloud Computing Solutions
Traditional data centers have difficulty related to the flexibility of their resources, because they request a lot of technical effort when the need arises to deploy new functionalities or even to expand the capacity of the servers to meet a greater demand.
Whereas with Cloud Solutions, flexibility is resolved in a few clicks. When the need arises to expand resources such as RAM and disk space, through the cloud orchestrator it is very simple to request this demand instantly.
For the application of new necessities in a cloud environment, the provisioning team gives technical support to analyze the scenario to meet these new configurations, in summary, the requests or help regarding the service provided are attended in an agile and efficient way.
So how do I know when I need to migrate my Traditional Data Center to the Cloud?
Analyzing the scenario of Traditional Data Centers, we can notice several disadvantages in relation to Cloud Computing solutions, your company should migrate when you notice excessive spending with IT and especially when the need arises to automate the company’s processes, to ensure agility and total focus on the business without worrying about availability, quality and security of your data, Cloud Computing solutions are the technology option that can meet this demand with ease and bring more innovation to your business.