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Cloud computing gains dominance, part II

Cost savings, convenience, and better security.

Cost savings, convenience, and better security are driving a dramatic shift from in-house IT to cloud computing. This is the case for organizations of all sizes and categories.

Is security really better on the cloud?

Although no cloud database or computer can ever be completely secure from hackers, amazingly, there have been no major cloud security breaches to date. However, as more businesses migrate to the cloud, concerns about the potential for security breaches and data loss will increase–driving continual upgrades.

Accelerated migration to the cloud is inevitable

  • Moving data to the cloud is getting easier

Relatively simple methods for pushing data to cloud data ecosystems are already available. A growing percentage of staff will soon be able to accomplish this, even including those without a technical background. This is because it only takes is a credit card to get the computing capacity required to support new projects or long-term expansion of business operations.

Continually improving cloud analytics will help users easily keep track of database usage from any location or device and help administrators pull the plug on costly services to prevent budget overruns.

  • The emergence of hybrid cloud computing

While the public cloud ecosystem is convenient and affordable, many companies have opted for private clouds that allow customization with better security. However, purchasers are now beginning to choose the best of both worlds with hybrid cloud options that house less sensitive data on a public cloud while storing crucial systems and vital, proprietary data on a private cloud. This yields higher service usage, greater flexibility, greater efficiency across projects, and more effective solutions for all applications.

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