Cloud Computing: Resolving Business Problems






     Cloud computing is the latest buzz because it holds the promise of delivering computing on demand with computer and storage resources available as a shared resource in the internet as well as deduplication and replication resources without regard to physical system.

Companies are considering a lot of venues to minimize overhead expenses. This is where cloud storage and cloud computing comes in because it would mean higher quality of service at very affordable price by consolidating and streamlining their infrastructure. Cloud storage is a way to consolidate and manage the company's physical storage resources, track and allocate these resources in a way that would be beneficial to the company.

This endeavor will provide the company a streamlined infrastructure where data is kept completely separate but manage from a single unified management console. This can provide deduplication configuration and remote replication priority.The IT managers/ managed service provider (MSP) maintains and update the pool, automatic cloud back-up system, secure the data of the company and make it attractive to the market.

Cloud computing is very vital to any business. It has great features which attributes a frame for the foundation of capabilities that the storage pooling can deliver for a cloud data protection solution. One of them is multi-tenancy. It keeps the data secured and fully independent from others making it easier to allocate resources to customers. Another feature is chargeback system, which is used for easy billing. Followed by robust reporting, this is an accurate way for budgeting and making allocation of resources more beneficial. Another feature is its quality of service delivery and storage tiering. Lastly global deduplication, it protects data and cut additional cost for data protection and transfer of data.

Cloud computing uses deduplication when integrated with replication can deliver low bandwidth WAN replication and will transfer only the new data. Deduplication and storage pooling are great key technology for any business. These two technologies can minimize doubling of chores and thus lessens overhead expenses for any business. Not only that these two technologies are more accurate than ever. Data can easily be recovered, transferred and it is at the same time well protected.

Cloud computing is the new era of internet technology that can maximize data, old and new. Storage pools improve operational efficiency. It allows larger volumes of protected data to be manage easily. By using storage pooling a company can maximize its resources and make sure that cloud storage becomes successful and at the same time reduce administration costs and data center footprint. Cloud storage is quite attractive to IT organizations. The system allows easier ways in managing larger volumes of data without jeopardizing it. This can be attributed to the implementation of Data Protection Lifecycle Management (DPLM).

There are lots of companies that have problems when it comes to budgeting. Data protection eats out a large portion of its annual budget. But with the emergence of cloud computing, it can leverage storage pooling of deduplicated data to help address investments of customers in the present and the near future.






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