The Benefits of Cloud Computing

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    IT COST SAVINGS

    Traditional on-premise IT resources are costly to maintain and scale. Hardware is particularly difficult to scale down as well, so that expensive but unused IT resources become cumbersome in terms of overhead. Cloud providers ensure enterprises use and pay for only what they need, driving improved cost savings over time. Partnerships streamline adoption of new capabilities, relieving enterprises of costly new technology adoption as well.

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    GREATER SCALABILITY

    As business requirements scale up or down, enterprises can grow their IT resources in tandem at a fraction of the effort required when expanding on-premise resources. Enterprises needn’t worry about a lack of IT resources as they execute new business initiatives, respond to growing customer demands, or take substantial steps in growing their business. These companies can easily scale up or down specific cloud-native resources and capabilities as business needs evolve, ensuring they always have optimal IT capabilities within reach.

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    GREATER FLEXIBILITY

    Enterprises too often underdeliver in response to urgent business requirements and opportunities due to IT limitations. Cloud-native solutions mean enterprises can adapt their IT capabilities at a moment’s notice, leveraging the resources their cloud providers already have on hand—whether those resources are part of their original service agreements or not. Access to the cloud can mean the difference between successfully acting on game changing opportunities and losing out to competitors.

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    ENHANCED COLLABORATION

    Cloud-native technologies like digital meeting rooms, project management tools, and web-based applications are becoming the norm in modern industries. These capabilities dramatically enhance collaboration as employees, partners, and customers access resources from any location, at any time via internet connectivity. Cloud providers ensure enterprises have access to the latest capabilities as well as these technologies continue to evolve and improve.

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    SOPHISTICATED CAPABILITIES

    Traditional IT capabilities are limited by the compute capabilities of on-premise resources. Meanwhile, cloud computing allows for near limitless sophistication in terms of the capabilities to which modern enterprise have access. With the right business case and internal review, even small-to-midsize companies can launch highly-sophisticated IT operations, leveling the playing field when competing against larger competitors in their respective markets.

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    REMOTE & MOBILE SUPPORT

    As modern workforces become more mobile and remote, cloud-native solutions provide superior computing and collaborative capabilities, wherever team members choose to sit. Cloud-native security means remote and mobile employees can access enterprise resources safely, often through a company-provided or even personal device—without any loss in terms of access to resources or to their colleagues.

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    LIMITLESS STORAGE CAPACITY

    As enterprise data resources continue to grow at exponential rates, cloud storage means companies needn’t concern themselves over the size and management of those resources. They can work with their providers to quickly scale up storage, focusing their efforts on the sophisticated capabilities those data will support instead. This applies as digital files become more sophisticated and numerous as well.

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    ONGOING OPTIMIZATION

    Enterprise companies needn’t miss out on the latest software updates and addons, not to mention new cloud-native software that might be costly and time consuming to adopt and execute via on-premise solutions. Cloud providers remain up to date on the most recent software developments, enhancing their expertise and providing these resources to enterprise clients on demand instead.

    Cloud Computing by Uvation

    The cloud computing experts at Uvation are partners to leading global enterprises as they advance their IT capabilities through next-generation cloud-native solutions. In addition to helping you determine the right cloud model, service, and capabilities for your business needs, Uvation can help you integrate new cloud solutions with your existing IT resources—eliminating redundancies, optimizing business functions, and building a foundation for future success.

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    PUBLIC CLOUD INTEGRATIONS

    Integrate standalone public cloud environments with your current IT infrastructure, ensuring you have access to the best storage, applications, or cloud-native infrastructure available today and in the future. Uvation helps you determine the best public cloud resource for your unique business cases, then assists you in selecting and integrating the right technologies for optimal success.

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    HYBRID CLOUD SOLUTIONS

    Enjoy the security of on-premise or private severs alongside the speed, storage, and sophisticated capabilities of cloud with a hybrid solution. Uvation helps you establish which capabilities to retain in your on-premise or private infrastructure and which to relinquish to the cloud, optimizing performance and security for your organization. Uvation determines the right combination of resources based on your vision for your company’s future success.

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    STRATEGIC WORKLOAD & SOFTWARE PROVISIONING

    Assume a targeted, strategic approach to cloud adoption by allocating specific workloads and workflows to cloud-native applications and services. Uvation helps you identify targeted areas within your IT processes where cloud could enhance capabilities, performance, growth, or some combination of benefits. Our experts ensure a seamless integration with existing processes once the time comes to proceed.

    Cloud Computing Statistics

    Public cloud annual growth rates reached 13.81% in 2023 with an expected market volume of $881.8 billion by 2027.

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    According to PwC, 78% of executives claim their companies have adopted cloud in most or all parts of their businesses.

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    By 2027, 40% of enterprises will combine Web3, AR cloud, and digital twin technologies in metaverse-based projects, Gartner reports.

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    How Does Cloud Computing Work?

    Although early cloud computing emulated storage, processes, and applications common to on-premise solutions, cloud resources have evolved in terms of the sophistication of their capabilities; their speed and flexibility; and the ways they connect human beings with tools, resources, and each other. Here is a closer look at what makes modern cloud computing powerful and unique.

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    ON-DEMAND MANAGED SERVICES

    Most notably, cloud computing differentiates itself from on-premise IT infrastructure in that it is available on demand from cloud providers. In contrast, traditional on-premise infrastructure is physically and digitally managed by in-house teams. Expanding on-premise capabilities often requires cumbersome and costly additional hardware; enterprise IT leaders can scale up cloud resources via their partner relationships, almost like ‘flipping a switch.’

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    ANYTHING-AS-A-SERVICE (XAAS) REVOLUTION

    Modern cloud computing consists of ‘as-a-Service’ resources. In this paradigm, traditionally physical and on-premise capabilities are digitized and delivered to enterprises as a service via internet connectivity. Modern ingenuity has led to the digitization and remote delivery of more and more IT resources, including software, applications, and even underlying infrastructure.

    Technologies and Processes Involved in Cloud Computing

    There are several technologies and processes involved in deploying a comprehensive cloud computing environment. Here are some that you should be aware of in terms of XaaS.

    SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SAAS)

    SaaS means users access applications hosted by a cloud provider. Users experience the applications much like they would if the apps were running on their own devices. However, these applications are often accessible through web portals and other internet-connected platforms or devices; they often include features that make accessing data remotely or collaborating with colleagues easier, as well as scaling up digital resources to meet evolving business demands. Finally, SaaS can reduce costs associated with buying and updating software that run on on-premise devices.

    PLATFORMS AS A SERVICE (PAAS)

    PaaS infrastructure involves the provision of application development tools delivered to users from the cloud—that is, via internet connectivity. Users need only log in to leverage the full capabilities of the platform. PaaS is particularly useful for DevOps teams with members in different geographical locations. With PaaS, they can all work together, sharing ideas and troubleshooting obstacles, even if they're thousands of miles away. PaaS opens a lot of doors for developers, collaborating teams, and other company stakeholders.

    INFRASTRUCTURE AS A SERVICE (IAAS)

    IaaS means users access entire IT infrastructure via internet connectivity. Remote servers and virtual machines replace on-premise compute resources, making IaaS ideal for teams that are exclusively remote working from individual devices, but need access to enterprise capabilities. Companies like Squarespace offer up IaaS as part of their website services, for example, where none of Squarespace’s client-website architecture or data resides within clients’ own environments.

    SECURITY & DISASTER RECOVERY AS A SERVICE (SECAAS & DRAAS)

    SECaaS and DRaaS represent more nuanced as-a-service models whereby sophisticated enterprise technologies and human or automated labor are delivered via the cloud. In the case of DRaaS, cloud infrastructure backs up mission critical data, applications, and other resources from on-premise or hybrid solutions via sophisticated but remote DR software. Similarly, SECaaS constitutes advanced security services, continuously updated by the cloud provider and offered up as a service to that providers’ clients via internet connectivity.

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