Cloud Computing Guide for Startups


In order to succeed, every startup has to minimize the costs, maximize the available resources and lower the risk factor. Once the optimum performance is achieved, it is only a matter of time before your small business starts growing and evolving. If you take advantage of the cloud computing service, success can be on its way much faster. There are many benefits of using cloud computing services, however in order to understand the benefits, one must first understand the types of cloud computing a startup can make use of. Cloud Computing Guide for Startups - Oscar Waterworth2

PaaS

Platform as a service is the basic one, where everything is happening online. In order to make your application, you have to use the tools availed by your service provider. This way you do not have to install any of these tools in your house, since the provision of the software and hardware tools over the internet is service.

IaaS

Infrastructure as a service is a model that provides you with a proper computing infrastructure like network connections, IP addresses, load balancers, server space and everything else you need in virtual environment.

Cloud Management

This one allows you to manage all your products and services availed by the cloud computing. Depending on the type of startup you have, you can choose the cloud computing service accordingly. Listed below are the benefits of using cloud computing services.

Cost saving

Clouds are much cheaper and you always end up saving money. The cloud will allow you to access some of the greatest computing capabilities at prices way lower than it would cost you to develop such capacities at home. Having a cloud storage is an affordable and a practical option and many successful business (if not all) are using these services.

Exploring New Channels and Opportunities

With cloud computing, one will be able to completely restructure his entire business, which will allow him to explore additional profitable channels and opportunities yet to be seen.

Scale up/down

You can virtually scale up or scale down cloud computing resources based on the current needs of your business. Usually, in order to have the capacities that cloud computing offers, one would have to invest heavily in physical infrastructure and personnel. Therefore, scaling up or down requires considerable investment in human effort. However, with the cloud computing services, you can scale without any such investments, and in just a few minutes, you can add a new server/s.

Host Your own Website

There are many important factors which have to be considered before you evaluate the right hosting service for your startup’s website. Usually, you are looking for security and reliability in terms of a long run service hosting. Your traffic and budget will greatly influence the type of hosting you will choose, but if you can afford and maintain a big website, you should definitely do it for they are great and have better capacities and offer greater personalization to handle the demand of “often visited” website.

Cloud Computing Guide for Startups - Oscar Waterworth

Data Becomes Much Simpler

In order for your startup to succeed, you will have to collect, analyze and interpret data. Data and analytics are the key for developing a great business, which offers excellent products and provides great services. Cloud computing allows you to have a full insight into the data collected and gathered. Also, by using its services, you can easily collect data from all kinds of sources. If you want to differentiate yourself from other startups from the start, you can do it by increasing productivity, cut down all costs, become innovative and evolve quickly. By using cloud computing services, you are able to accomplish this.

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