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5 Applications of Cloud Computing

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Cloud computing environments offer benefits to business and IT departments that aren't easily gained through the use of traditional IT infrastructures. Here are five of the most common applications for cloud computing right now.

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5 Applications of Cloud Computing

  1. 1. CentriLogic is a leading provider of outsourced Data Center and Hosting solutions for organizations doing brand and mission-critical business on the Internet. State of the art Data Center facilities in both the United States and Canada, industry best practices, experienced technical resources and proactive customer support enable our customers to outsource IT seamlessly and gain peace of mind. CentriLogic.com CONTACT Jim Latimer VP Client Solutions E: jlatimer@centrilogic.com T: 1.866.366.3678 Twitter: @CentriLogic Free downloads from our online Resource Center: Overview of CentriLogic Solution This datasheet outlines our philosophy, approach, and solution offerings. Overview of Centrilogic Facilities Learn about CentriLogic standards for security, fire detection and much more. Cloud computing environments offer benefits to business and IT departments that aren't easily gained through the use of traditional IT infrastructures. Here are five of the most common applications for cloud computing right now. 5 Key Applications of Cloud Computing 1. QA/Testing: Eliminate the guesswork A cloud environment provides on-demand virtual servers that are highly scalable, elastic, flexible and configurable, so the agility required in software QA and testing makes cloud computing an ideal solution. • Has scalability and flexibility to replicate even very complex production environments. • Test applications on all hardware and operating system configurations and permutations in a virtual environment. • Simulate hundreds of thousands of users and their usage habits to predict how your systems will fare against traffic spikes • Pay only for the capacity you use without incurring large capex costs. 2. Training, Education and E-Learning: Simulate real-world IT environments When training staff on new software or educating the next generation of IT professionals, cloud computing provides massive scalability on demand. • Create instances for everyone attending virtual seminars and pay only for the time you need. • Scales up and down to mirror classroom/curriculum demand. • Usage-based billing keeps costs down while keeping availability high. • Simulate a multi-server environment for students in a classroom setting. • Students can do hands-on labs and exams in a real-world environment. 3. Application Development / R&D: Replicated environments hold costs down Provide multiple development team members with their own discrete environments on which to do development and testing as they work on their parts of the project. • Create testing instances for each coder while keeping costs down. • Simulate a production environment to easily test code on all platforms and configurations. • Take the unpredictability out of testing. 4. Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery: Drop costs of mirrored servers When a disaster occurs, the failover environment needs to be able to immediately take the necessary workload to keep the business running. • Automatically spin up virtual failover servers only when they're needed. • Have the latest patches and software versions without the high costs of maintaining a mirrored physical server. • Do replication geographically. • Dynamically shift data and applications around quickly and easily. • Fewer servers are needed, so costs stay low. • Test disaster recovery plans more frequently without high turn-up costs 5. Production Systems: Capacity on demand A production systems environment that needs high levels of elasticity and flexibility can benefit from the cloud because of the ability to quickly scale capacity up and down based on immediate needs. • Cloud computing capacity can be turned on as needed in an automated fashion. • SaaS businesses can start small and increase capacity as their needs grow. • Maintain compliance conformity by choosing in which region your data is stored. In the cloud, computing power is more easily scaled up and down, enabling businesses to ramp up their compute and server needs on an as-needed basis without generating high additional costs. United States Head Office 28 Mansfield Street, Rochester, New York USA 14606 T: 1.585.277.1300 Canadian Head Office 2 Robert Speck Parkway, Suite 500, Mississauga, ON Canada L4Z 1H8 T: 1.905.686.9682

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