Increasingly, the future of companies is in the cloud. A recent survey conducted by Dell, the Global Technology Adoption Jndex (Global Technology Adoption Index) pointed to a mass adoption of cloud computing, or cloud computing: 97% of the companies consulted indicated that they already use or plan to use the technology. And he goes further: he relates the growth of organizations with the adoption of cloud computing, noting that 42% of the companies that use the technology had a growth in business volume between 6 and 10% in the last three years. Among the companies that were left out of the movement, 37% had zero or negative growth in the same period.

Cost reduction, better allocation of IT (Information Technology) resources and efficiency gains were the main benefits of using the cloud by the companies that participated in the survey. Therefore, it is not surprising to find that the future is indeed in the cloud.

Paradigm change

The use of cloud computing is a paradigm shift that began some time ago, with server virtualization. Companies found that they managed their IT resources better by working with virtual servers, which made more dynamic use of available computing resources, in addition to facilitating migrations and platform upgrades.

With the cloud, these concepts have been taken several steps further. Not only are the resources virtual, but they are available via the world wide web, the Internet. For this reason, they no longer even need to be physically present on company premises. Data centers become popular, and the cloud as we know it begins to take shape.

The focus on physical servers is completely shifted to virtual servers, which, from the point of view of the IT area of ​​companies, live in the cloud, accessible from anywhere, at any time.

Flexibility and mobility in the cloud

By shifting services to the cloud, the traditional client-server architecture takes on new contours. The server figure becomes much less central, making the cloud dictate the new mobility model. While in the old client-server installations there was a perception of flexibility arising from the fact that the systems could be accessed from any computer on the corporate network that had the client software, in the cloud model, flexibility stems from the fact that the system can be accessed from from any connected device.

Greater adoption of Web-enabled technologies allows cloud systems to be freed from corporate network boundaries and reliance on client software, increasingly leading to the Software as a Service models that are so popular today.

Safety

All this ease of access seems to indicate a weakness in terms of security. Contrary to what one might think, cloud systems, due to their focus on the Internet, are, in general, less vulnerable than the old client-server systems.

And it's not just from the point of view of security in terms of defense against intrusion: the security standards adopted in the data centers that host most cloud systems on the planet are the highest possible. Physical security in controlling access to facilities and protection against fire or other types of disaster, in addition to advanced backup mechanisms, are some of the factors that make hosting virtual servers in data centers another success factor for adoption of cloud computing.

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.