FULLY UTILISED HARDWARE
Cloud computing brings natural economies of scale. The
practicalities of cloud computing mean high utilisation and
smoothing of the inevitable peaks and troughs in workloads. Your workloads will share server infrastructure with other organisations’ computing needs. This allows Digital Sense to optimise the hardware needs of its data centres.
ZERO CAPITAL COSTS
When you run your own servers, you’re looking at up-front capital costs, but in the world of cloud-computing, financing that capital investment is someone else’s problem. If you run the servers yourself, the accounting wizards do their amortisation magic which makes it appear that the cost gets spread over a server’s life. In actual fact, that money still has to come from somewhere, so it’s capital that otherwise can’t be invested in the business; be it actual money or a line of credit.
LOWER PEOPLE COSTS
Staffing budget is usually the biggest single line item; it often makes up for more than half of the total. Why so high? Good I.T people are expensive, their salaries, benefits and other employment costs usually outweigh the costs of hardware and software and that’s even before you add in the cost of recruiting good staff with the right experience. When you move to the cloud, you share the costs of technical expertise and ultimately increase the skills that you have access to with a smaller outlay.
Benefits of cloud storage
There are many different opinions about cloud. The important thing to know is, should you move to the cloud? There are a lot of questions to be answered before deciding, its not for everyone.
On the pro-cloud side below are some interesting things to consider.
Whether or not you believe in global warming, many organisations want to do something about it. This is either
because their customers want to do business with green companies or simply through a genuine desire to emit less
CO2 ,or other gases believed to warm the planet. By moving to the cloud, you’ll be greener in two ways. First, you’ll be saving energy, second, you’ll be taking advantage of the work that your cloud service provider has done to reduce its data centre’s carbon footprint. Think of it as saving money that you might otherwise spend on carbon offsets.