Preface – This post is part of the Cloud Computing series.
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Cloud computing is evolving in every work today. Starting from smart home equipment to managing and processing the data in the world. Nowadays, all corporations use cloud services in one way or another because of their excellent services. But everything comes with an exception and thus cloud also. While the cloud has many benefits, it also has some risks and concerns that should be overlooked and optimized.
Advantages of Cloud computing
Cloud Computing provides an enterprise with a competitive advantage with cloud implementation and migration plans on running workloads. It lets the enterprise focus on keeping up with the high business competition by offering access to the most trending and practical applications and doing all the manual work of installing and maintaining the applications for the company without any human provision.
Cloud Computing helps us to deploy the service quickly in fewer clicks. This quick deployment allows us to get the resources required within a few clicks. It has a way higher speed than traditional servers. Thus, this is the main reason why people are switching over cloud services.
Cloud’s pricing model as pay-per-use means we have to not pay for the resources we are not using. We have to pay only the time we are using the service, and this model supports auto-scaling. Auto-scaling is the feature of the cloud which automatically manages itself when there is a more significant number of people visiting our website. It automatically scales resources up and down according to the need, and we have to pay only for the resources we have used.
Immense storage capacity
The cloud has an almost limitless storage capacity and can be expanded at any time with a significantly lower monthly fee. That resource is also available in just a few clicks.
In cloud computing, multi-tenancy means that multiple customers of a cloud vendor use the same computing resources. Even though they share resources, cloud customers aren’t aware of each other, and their data is kept separate.
Disadvantages of Cloud Computing
Like any other IT set-up, the cloud can experience technical problems such as reboots, network outages, downtime, or loss of power. These events can reduce business operations and processes and lead to an overall loss of enterprise. It would be best to plan for cloud downtime and business continuity before rest. Try to minimize the impact and the number of outages and ensure the maximum level of service available for your customers and staff.
Lack of support
Cloud users do not get proper support from the cloud company if they are stuck somewhere. They expect them to depend only on FAQs and online help.
When migrating from one cloud platform to another, a company might face some serious challenges because of the differences between the vendor and the media. While hosting the cloud services may cause configuration complexities, threats to privacy, and security attacks due to data migration. Vendor lock-in is the main issue in cloud computing because it becomes challenging to migrate databases once they are set up.
Other common Risks
- Insecure APIs and Interfaces
- Data leakage and misuse of data
- An account can be hacked into virtual space
The advantages of Cloud computing have overwhelmed the disadvantages of Cloud. Cloud computing has made all the work easy and automated management with ML and AI. With the use of Cloud computing in business, the industry’s growth has doubled.