How Startups can Harness Power of Cloud Technology

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From e-commerce and tech solutions to education, food delivery, and healthcare, the intense wave of startups has gripped India. Startup companies are highly embraced by Indian consumers and substantially attracting the attention of foreign shores in angel investors and venture capital. Cloud computing is set to be a game-changer for these 50 million or so startups and small businesses. 

Cloud computing is on the brink of an explosion in India as the need to stay a step ahead of others is causing startups to approach cloud service providers finally. While there had been a reluctance to adopt cloud solutions in the past, the trend is now changing. Analysis from Boston Consulting Group has predicted India's public cloud market to reach the $8 billion mark. 

Cloud computing services can give a significant amount of boost to operations in terms of technological stability. But let us start with the basics. What is cloud computing? According to the NIST Cloud Computing Project, cloud computing is "a model that enables on-demand, convenient access to the network and its shared pool of resources that can be provisioned with minimal interaction and management effort."

Now, what is a startup? The term "startup company" is often associated with high growth, technology-oriented enterprises. Startups can come in all forms, but the successful ones are more scalable than an established business, in the sense that they can potentially grow with certain investments.

Let's focus on that last line about successful startups. Successful startups should be scalable, with the ability to grow rapidly with limited investment in capital, labor, or land. Cloud computing establishes startups with these scalable abilities to control their investments. Cloud computing, in all its functional, accessible, and secure glory, reshapes startup models.

Whether you intend to use the public cloud, a private cloud, or a hybrid model, cloud computing can provide several benefits to your business.

Here are the four main benefits of being cloud-based.

Low cost and easy to manage

Cloud computing doesn't demand exclusive resources or huge initial investments. It is simple to use and manage. You need to pay only for the resources you utilize. So, you can start with a small budget, increase your investments while your company grows.

Cloud computing provides cost-effective services that are very beneficial for startup companies:

  • More on-demand services

  • Access to more versatile IT services

  • Replacing on-premise hardware and server rooms

  • More operational efficiencies

Cloud offers flexibility, security, and agility, required by startups at a modest price. The resources that once were convenient only to large enterprises are now accessible and affordable to small businesses.

Backup and Data protection

The majority of cloud vendors provide a set of technologies and services to protect your data. Security is provided by placing data on reliable servers, authorizing its accessibility, and making regular snapshots and backups. Cloud providers often guarantee 99.9% uptime, which means their servers are up and running all the time, even in the event of internet connection problems, power outage, or equipment failure.

Most cloud service providers must provide substantial security checks as a matter of business continuity. Combining these security tools with careful attention to infrastructure-wide conventional practices can result in a very secure infrastructure

Scalable

The cloud is ideal for startups because it's scalable; that is to say, it can grow your business as soon as your needs change – even temporarily. Scaling enables you to regulate the number of resources required at the moment.

For example, consider that your startup website has 1000 visitors a day. You then invest in a specific advertisement that drastically increases traffic to your site to 10,000 visitors a day. With the cloud, your website can cope with the rise in traffic instead of crashing due to a lack of bandwidth and resources. It also eliminates the need to predict your requirements in advance. So unlike having to try and estimate your needs, the cloud makes sure you have scalable equipment that adapts to your infrastructure.

Access from anywhere

The extended flexibility that cloud offers is one of the most beneficial features for startups. Regardless of location, your team members can get access to operate the project data from anywhere on any OS or mobile device.

Moving to web cloud hosting is no longer a questionable move, and successful companies are already reaping benefits from the innovation. Therefore, it is imperative to begin planning for the shift if you intend to improve data operations, security, and recovery efficiency.

These features indicate what your start-up organization will miss out on if it does not move to cloud hosting. Understandably, migrating your organization's IT infrastructure and its management to incorporate cloud storage may not be smooth. As a start-up, your company may lack the expert skills required to handle the engineering and legal architectures. But you can always employ reliable experts at Neebal Solutions for guidance and insights in cloud migration.

Get in touch with our cloud experts today!

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