Over the past few years, cloud computing has carved a space for itself in almost every business sphere. Be it, financial sector, education sector, healthcare, or hospitality – Cloud is hovering everywhere. Amid big conglomerates, small businesses are harnessing the potential of cloud to drive business growth, and to keep them abreast of the latest in technology. Owing to its amicable attributes, cloud has become the preferred infrastructure mode for start-ups, and is helping them to grow and scale swiftly.

There is a plethora of cloud hosting providers, offering gamut of customized cloud solutions including, public, private, and hybrid cloud to cater to the specific business requirements. Cloud service providers are luring start-up companies to host their product or services on their outclass cloud platform. Also, they are designing specific solutions, so that they can gear up for Cloud adoption.

Take a quick glance to the Cloud attributes, forcing SMEs to join cloud rage:

Reduced IT Costs: Moving to the maturing cloud technology reduces the cost on IT infrastructure. IT systems are managed and maintained by the cloud hosting provider. Instead of purchasing and maintaining expensive hardware equipment and other IT components for your business, SMEs can reduce cost by availing cloud services. Also, the cost on operations gets reduced:

  -  As businesses no longer have to invest in costly updates, new hardware and software applications

  -  No need to hire technical staff

  -  Power cost gets reduced

High Scalability: Businesses can easily scale up or down, depending on their changing business needs. Many of the cloud hosting service providers offer self-management portal, which allow users to add capacity on go while keeping track on their resource utilization.

Uninterrupted Connectivity: When the data is stored on the cloud, even catastrophic events can't take your data away. The data on the cloud is replicated on multiple servers, which self-spells out its efficiency. Also, the failure of one server or other components will not cause any disconnect and downtime issues. The workload will automatically get shifted to other servers in the cloud cluster.

Moreover, cloud enables businesses to communicate, collaborate and share easily. Also, it eliminates the location and platform barrier, allowing businesses to access their data from anywhere using any Internet ready devices.