Clouds have been around for a while, the servers, not the puffy white things in the sky. They were a controversial storage option during the early part of the decade, mostly because of security issues. But thanks to the push of many tech companies, the benefits of cloud servers out-shined its faults.
The first and one of the biggest benefits, which was probably why many tech giants wanted to use the servers, was because they run as software-independent units. The main draw is reliability, as cloud servers are sort of ‘in the air’; the information is safe even if the devices used to input and extract information fail. For companies that depend and deal with massive exchanges of information on a daily, even hourly basis, that reliability is pure gold.
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Cloud service users can modify the software to their specific needs, this may not seem like an important detail, but if service is the key, customisation is essential. The option includes the operating system core/kernel, which is commonly out of reach in private virtual servers.
The biggest fear with clouds, of course, is security. There was an idea floating around, that cloud servers allowed anyone access, and essentially extract information whenever they wanted, even if it didn’t belong to them. But what nobody in those early days bothered to ask about is the dedication of cloud servers.
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This is mostly not a joke, cloud servers are dedicated to one client, insulating itself from other cloud servers, as well as unauthorised access. People can still access their cloud from anywhere, but other people’s servers can’t affect your information, and your cloud can’t affect other people. The entire process isn’t overly complicated, and mostly protected from hardware crashes with guaranteed stability.
The most important reason companies pushed so hard for cloud servers though is that they’re cheap. Cloud computing service providers can give companies more resources, at faster speeds and at essentially the same price as standard dedicated servers. If companies don’t start using cloud servers because they’re cheap, then they don’t have any business having a business in the first place.