Technology giants, television networks, banks, food manufacturers, governments and many more have become the avid users of cloud computing services to develop, deploy and host applications. Growing list of enterprises and startups are migrating to the cloud.
A report on Intricately recently reported the top Azure and AWS customers and their monthly billings:
- Netflix: $19 million
- Twitch: $15 million
- LinkedIn: $13 million
- Facebook: $11 million
- Wikimedia Foundation (Wikipedia) — $4 million
- Verizon (Flickr and Yahoo) — $3 million
- Baidu — $3 million
What is driving the move to Cloud?
An issue which topped the concern list for the longest time has evolved into a No. 1 reason for 37% of the organizations for moving to the Cloud. (As seen on Deloitte report)
Cloud IT service is highly secure, they heavily invest in resources and technology, along with skilled experts and engineers to ensure the same.
Connectivity & Accessibility:
Cloud users could be anywhere, they remain connected and have access at any time. Files can be accessed at any time, from anywhere, using any device. Zero risk of files being stored on a computer.
Reduced Risk of Data Loss:
Reduced risk of losing data by backing up data offsite, along with decreased potential for viruses, hackers and other cybersecurity problems. Ensuring higher security and reducing risk for the Cloud users.
Faster Deployment and Scalable:
Cloud based services can be deployed in an hour whereas implementing own IT infrastructure could take anywhere from weeks to months.
Cloud allows you to scale up and down easily, providing elasticity based on the demand.
When an application exhibits large volumes of traffic, service will remain unaffected as it will scale up automatically.
Attractive financial model
Cloud offers a predictable, service oriented model for IT resource consumption, you pay a recurring monthly subscription fee based on the usage.
A substantially low upfront cost for capital investment and remaining free of the costs associated with continued ownership. Importantly, continuous reductions in the cost of compute and storage, have increased the benefits of economies of scale and made investments in large public clouds attractive.