Peak workloads are familiar. The struggles that accompany the efforts to manage the workload during the peak period, is also very familiar. Localized computing solutions fall short every time. They are not instantly scalable and are definitely not highly available. IT break downs during when the infrastructure is most needed can frustrate employees and result in the loss of business. The resource crunch can become a road block to growth and workloads may have to be given up for want of adequate resources. Loss of business will have to be borne with stoicism. But, solutions to peak workload problems are just out there.
Try cloud backup and cloud computing. Organizations can harness additional cloud based computing infrastructure for a small revenue outlay. Maintenance problems are abstracted to the service provider end and CIOs can focus on their business to the exclusion of miscellaneous non-business related tasks.
The cloud infrastructure is scalable, highly available, efficient and instantly deployable. There are no delays, waiting times or turning away of customers. Infrastructure is available on “demand”. Applications are “ready to use”. Data can be backed up to the cloud and retained, made available to employees (wherever they are located) instantly over the Internet, and large workloads, peak workloads can be handled with absolute ease. IT watchers—like Accenture and Gartner have noted that Cloud backup, recovery and computing applications are becoming increasingly popular for the above reasons. As a result, Cloud computing represents a new paradigm for handling peak and non-peak workloads.
Cloud computing systems combine virtualization with a pay as you go revenue model. Enterprises backing up information to the cloud backup system need to pay the service provider on per GB of usage, and this usage can be scaled up infinitely during peak periods. Data can be transmitted to the Cloud even as it is generated continuously or as per schedule and made available to users / employees wherever they are located for processing over the Internet. This makes telecommuting, remote commuting, mobile access and remote access wholly possible. Both computing power and employee resources can be used optimally to handle business operations during crests in business. The computing resources can be cut back without incurring losses associated with keeping idle resources, during the dip in activity.
If you are new to the Cloud, there are a number of Cloud backup vendors, who are willing to let you try their product for a fortnight or month before you decide to join in and use their services. You are very welcome to rest drive our solution for a month. Contact us any time.