Startled by the benefits offered by Cloud Computing organizations usually fail to take into account other factors like their actual requirements which need to be met by moving over to the cloud. Simply focusing on getting the best without a plan of action usually gets one into trouble.
Same happens with cloud computing as well. User’s focus only on what they will get by moving to the cloud and do not consider the amount of data to be moved to the cloud and how much it will cost. The absence of planning about the required cloud storage and the cost for the same often reduces the benefits which are expected off the cloud.
Cloud Computing is famous for various benefits it has to offer and reduced costs being one of them. However, most of the times businesses shift their processes to the cloud without calculating the needs which may turn out to be higher than expected. The main reason for this behaviour is the inherent quality of the cloud which provides additional resources as and when needed thereby reducing the concern related to running out of capacity. So businesses procure additional resources as and when needed and the costs keep accruing bringing down the whole cost efficiency that is expected of it.
When businesses have to run basic applications and processes the capacity is usually known and hence the cost can be kept under control. However, when big applications and mission-critical processes are deployed in the cloud it becomes necessary to keep track of the resources need otherwise it can be very expensive. This can be avoided by planning the requirements in advance and calculating the returns based on the cost to derive maximum benefits from cloud computing.
Planning is the key
Based on your requirements one should chalk out an approximate estimate of the overall resources that would be needed and procure the resources accordingly to avoid over-expenditure at a latter stage.
Cloud computing does provide valuable benefits to businesses and users and its full potential can be realized when proper planning is done and then processes are deployed to the cloud.
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