Cloud computing has revolutionized the way IT resources are procured and managed. The mounting pressure on businesses to meet the evolving demands in this competitive technology world was never so easy prior to the emergence of Cloud.

Below are some of the innate characteristics of Cloud:

-Swift IT infrastructure management: Moving business applications to Cloud narrows down the complexity of management by shifting infrastructure elements and various management functions from a multi-silo architecture to a resource pool, which can be effectively managed as units rather than managing one at a time. The ease in management definitely saves the precious time and offloads the extra management cost.

-Reduces Overhead Costs: Cloud computing boosts virtualization by trimming server sprawl. It enhances server utilization by pooling computing resources. It automates the business operations and allows making use of Public Cloud when required. In addition, it helps organizations to quickly move without incurring extra expenses.

-Deliver Services: It competently delivers IT services to the organizations irrespective of the fact that whether they are being delivered by simply making use of self service or are policy-driven. Thus, services can be delivered and accessed from anywhere in the world.

-No charge when idle: Cloud computing practices flexible billing structure, which only charges for the computing resources utilized. Cloud excludes the cost on resources that were not used by allowing businesses to pay for what they have utilized. It also helps in tracking and planning their finances in a more strategic manner.

-Streamlines Business Functions: Cloud computing reduces efforts on on-site management and maintenance of IT infrastructure and helps businesses to keep their IT staff productive by enabling them to focus on core business activities instead of engrossing them to perform strategic tasks. While Cloud is compatible with on-premise environment; it allows organizing IT personals by services instead of geographies and technologies. In this way, businesses can tap the overall potential of their IT resources.

-Greater Agility: Cloud enables business agility by giving extensive network reach. It allows scaling down and bursting as per the business demands. With limitless resource pooling, it meets the burgeoning business growth. Cloud allows quickest adaptation.

-Compliance Benefit: Also, Cloud provides compliance benefit to the businesses by its unique infrastructure and universal set of policies. Independent of the fact where the computing capacity is placed, it provides unique set of policies for all, which manifestly trims the compliance expense.

These are few of the features that we have mentioned in this blog. We will be back with other features of this leading technology in our next blog post.