Even some CEOs of leading IT companies ware initially confused about
Cloud computing. It was mistaken to be a new buzzword for ASP, SaaS or
just web service? Well, most know today it's not. Cloud Services are
web services built upon a cloud infrastructure like Amazon CloudFront,
Microsoft Azure or Google Apps Engine. A web service optimized for and
hosted on a cloud infrastructure will perform better than a web
service hosted on a web server. It will also be more scalable and in
many cases less expensive.
1. Success with supreme Performance
Performance or speed of a website or web service is one of the most
important success factors for a web service. Performance is also the
main difference between a website hosted on a cloud infrastructure and
a website hosted on a web server. A cloud based service will perform
supreme, especially regarding a large number of simultaneous users
from different geographical locations around the world.
2. Growth with huge Scalability
Scalability is very important since a successful web service must
perform well even when it gets popular and hit by millions of users
around the world. Cloud infrastructures are flexible and adaptable
from a growing number of simultaneous users during the day or longer
period of time. Only web services built on cloud infrastructure will
be market leaders, and they will be global, in other words eventually
wiping out local competition.
3. Price and Environment friendly
Cloud providers utilize a pay as you use price model that can be less
expensive than running own servers or even using shared hosting. The
computing usage is maximized and therefore also environment friendly.
The price and environmental benefits are the main factors the US
government is promoting and switching to cloud infrastructure.