Cloud Computing And Its Benefits For Startups
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Cloud Computing and Its Benefits for Startups

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In today's time, the culture of startups is gaining more popularity. Dissimilar to any established business, startups are more focused on innovation. Usually, a startup comprises a younger team with a clear vision and plan for establishing a startup. All the basic business functionalities have to be built from scratch, demanding huge investments. Another major drawback that can be seen with startups is the location of their members. Hence, startups need to deploy some form of technology like Cloud Computing that helps them connect with their users. A Cloud Computing Infrastructure becomes a great source for ensuring an unhindered connection between the startup users.

Cloud Computing Service Models

The Cloud-based storage solutions can be broadly classified into the following 3 major categories-

1.      Software-as-a-Service (SaaS): The SaaS service model in Cloud Computing is also known as the 'on-demand software.' Within the SaaS model, startups need to pay only for the resources that they are using. The Cloud provider is usually responsible for installing the required software over the Cloud infrastructure.

 2.      Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS): With PaaS, startups get the environment required for development, and the Cloud provider offers a computing platform along with other essential resources like an operating system, a web server and databases.

 3.      Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS): IaaS is one of the common Cloud Computing services that allows users to rent out essential resources to manage it by themselves. The IaaS service model of Cloud Computing can be seen as the replica of the physical environment, offering higher flexibility levels.

Cloud Computing for Startups: What it means

Any successful startup needs to be scalable, which can grow instantaneously as per the user needs, without spending an extra penny on capital, land or human resources. Cloud Computing can be an easy option to consider while developing an application or hosting a website. Cloud Computing infrastructures have been designed in such a way that startups can resume their business operations by paying only for the resources that will be/are actually utilized. The Cloud Technology helps startups overcome major problems by protecting them against all possible risk forms.

Benefits of Cloud Computing for Start-ups?

Some major benefits of Cloud Computing include the following-

1.      Easy Usage & Cost-Friendliness

With Cloud Computing in place, there is absolutely no need for any additional and special resources. The startups don't need to have huge investments as Cloud is easy to use with bare minimum investment. Hence, even with a small budget in hand, startups can invest in Cloud technology and its associated resources.

2.      Protection of Critical Data

Significant Cloud Service Providers offer a set of solutions and technologies that can be used for protecting the critical data of the end-users. Security in Cloud Computing is generally offered by placing the essential data on multiple servers and performing their timely backups and snapshots.

3.      Increased Speed

Cloud offers faster access to the new IT resources with just a few clicks. With Cloud technology, startups can reduce their time in supplying new resources, thereby becoming quicker and easier. Increased speed of resource provisioning makes the startup more flexible.

4.      Service Deployment Choices

With Cloud Computing, startups can choose from SaaS, PaaS or IaaS as per their requirements. Cloud service providers have a huge collection of customized service offerings from which startups can choose from. Such on-demand and customized services make Cloud computing an ideal option for startups.

  1. 5.      Anywhere Accessibility

Cloud allows an easy and anytime accessibility of project data to all the members involved irrespective of the location. Also, Cloud doesn't have any restrictions regarding the user device, allowing the members to access any operating system and device information.

6.      Smoother Collaboration

Another important benefit of using Cloud Hosting technology for startups is the ease with each startup's team members. Each startup member can easily collaborate due to the Cloud-enabled multiple software that can be easily accessed from any location. With Cloud, the members don't have any physical on-premise setup for collaborating over a project.

Concluding Notes

The Cloud infrastructure can be a highly efficient option, especially to startups, owing to its various benefits. Cloud plays a major role in minimizing all unwanted expenses by offering enhanced data security and scalability to address business needs.