The advantages of cloud infrastructure are numerous; here are just a few:
Reliability: Most cloud providers are already so much more reliable than on-premise infrastructure with respect to downtime or data losses.
Cost Efficiency: While on-premise infrastructure requires massive initial investment and incurs continual maintenance and running costs on companies, cloud services require almost no initial investment and, if done well, cloud-based infrastructure costs are pay-as-you-go (pay for what you use and nothing more). Therefore, a cloud-based solution is most probably way more cost efficient than on-premise infrastructure.
Flexibility: While replicating your whole infrastructure to another country or region might take a few clicks for a cloud-base system with almost no additional costs, to do the same on an on-premise infrastructure could easily become a nightmare. In addition, cloud providers often provide a rich set of tools to make the lives of developers easier.
Faster development: With no time wasted on maintenance the infrastructure or on unintended delays stemming from the maintenances of the infrastructure, all energies and capitals could be focused on developing the products, boosting the development velocity.
Despite all these advantages, it must be noted that wrong choices in cloud-computing could easily backfire and increase the cost, downgrade the performance, and even impeding the development. Therefore, it is important to make the right choices with respect to the cloud providers and the cloud services that are used. Unfortunately, it is not at all uncommon to find companies that spend massive sums of money on cloud infrastructure to do simple tasks that could have been done more easily and with significantly less cost. The landscape of cloud computing changes rapidly as cloud providers introduce more tools and services to facilitate the development on cloud infrastructures. As a result, it is crucial to know how to combine these tools and services together in order to achieve the best results with the least cost.
In DipperX, we provide the following cloud infrastructure services:
Choose the right service from the right provider: We analyze your existing infrastructure or your problem statement (if there yet no infrastruct) and help you choose the best technologies (and cloud providers) from the available options.
Develop or migrate your infrastructure on the cloud:
Help you adjust and optimize your existing cloud infrastructure for higher performance and efficiency
Advise you on setting up your security options: (Not sure about this yet)