First, what is Infrastructure on demand? It is a product that allows you to use the parts of a cloud infrastructure- hardware, servers (cloud server), computing, storage (storage on cloud), networking components and operating systems- on an on-demand basis, rather than purchasing them whenever needed.
Before jumping into the reasons how cloud infrastructure could benefit your company, lets take a look at another option: Physical servers.
With physical servers you get the added benefit of being able to see your data storage every single day; you also get the added cost of having to upgrade, expand, and keep all of your servers running every day.
If you want to be able to have your data storage within arms reach, then a physical server may be the thing for you. If you want a flexible server, then you may want to consider moving to the cloud.
Cloud users also have a guaranteed failover, an automatic switching to a redundant server, built in. Something that if it were in-house would need to be done manually, costing your company time and money.One of the biggest advantages, in selecting infrastructure on demand, is the ability for a company to stay agile and flexible with their data storage. Companies are able to have total cost of ownership, and don’t need to worry about potential peaks in traffic. Users are able to increase, or decrease, their size based on what their needs are at that moment, because of the clouds scalability.
Another advantage is having the ability to build a standard. Companies are now able to create default setups without having to worry about the amount of servers involved, making expanding that much easier.
As you can see there are many great benefits to switching over to infrastructure on demand, but in the end it comes down to your comfort level and needs. What types of solutions are you looking for, when it comes to data performance and storage? Why do, or don’t, you think companies should purchase infrastructure on demand?