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Cloud computing is utilized by as much as 90% of businesses. While the benefit of moving into a cloud environment are obvious but it is essential that companies understand the many options they can pick from so that they can choose the correct type of infrastructure.

A cloud environment is an application that abstracts shares and pools scalable computing resources. Cloud computing provides access to data and applications for business via the internet without the requirement for hardware on-premise. These systems can be either public, private, hybrid or multicloud.

Cloud computing allows companies to scale IT systems up or down based on the demand in real-time. It also offers a backup that ensures data and applications remain accessible in the event of a catastrophe. This type of system reduces time and effort required to install and maintain hardware and software. It frees staff up to focus on more critical projects and allows teams to complete tasks quicker.

Traditionally, hardware was located on site in the data centers of companies. Employees who were discontented and had physical access to hardware could pose risks. Cloud computing allows hardware to be access remotely. This eliminates the risk of theft.

Cloud environments are not without risks. These include a gap in physical security, and vendor lock-in. While a single cloud storage platform can provide many advantages, it can be difficult to change IT operations when the vendor experience an outage. It is important to devise an extended, short-term and mid-term IT plan that incorporates several cloud storage options.