The role of Cloud Computing in Post Pandemic World.
- By: Vineet Kumar
The impact of the radical coronavirus outbreak has brought a worldwide lockdown, setting nations on high alert. With more than 525 million confirmed positive cases globally, social separation appeared to be the best possible proposition to deal with the virus. Therefore, Organizations discovered themselves in an ineluctable situation where they found it demanding to adapt to this new challenge of working remotely. Everything was uncertain but there was a light in those dark times. COVID-19 created many new demanding situations which had forced us to undertake new methods to function. Since (COVID-19) turned our lives upside down, technologies have become our liberator. Understanding this crisis most of the world moved online inducing digital acceleration that has been underway for decades.
Many businesses experienced survival challenges and were taken aback due to the lack of technology. This global health crisis has turned out to be an opportunity for the cloud market. With the need to avail infrastructure scalability and accessibility, cloud computing is emanating as a core technology. The Cloud Architecture has played a key role in enabling operational continuity during the crisis. Cloud Computing is no more a new word in the IT industry as it has been there for many years but now it has taken a quantum leap in both the organizational as well as the industrial levels. Today, the adoption of cloud computing is not a giant step towards innovation but a crucial step for survival. It was an inevitable move, and we are moving faster than we thought. Digital transformation across all sectors is in full force with an escalated focus on automation; AI-enabled technology; cloud adoption and IoT implementation across segments. Many sectors have moved to Cloud and are planning aggressively to move their workloads to Cloud since the world entered the Covid-19 pandemic. Cloud serves as an ultimate solution to access IT software and systems. Cloud enhances the agility in business operations and provides an infrastructure service model for reducing IT costs.
Flexibility and Accessibility:
Remote working is a common phenomenon now throughout all the IT companies making the offerings to be available all the time. Companies are now on board with the idea of a remote workforce, which was not the case just five years ago. During and post-pandemic, many companies have shifted permanently to remote work. Remote working was an unexpected reality check for organizations of all sizes. Due to the Work from Home model, we have seen a domino effect on companies accelerating their facilities for seamless remote work. Also, enterprises have seen an increase in productivity and lowered infrastructure costs. Clouds are purpose-built for remote access ensuring scale up and scale back elastically and providing faster paths for growth and change. The advantages of the Cloud lie withinside the fact that employees rather than engineers of a company aren’t dependent on the closed hardware-primarily based IT infrastructure and for this reason removes the need of operating from the networked workplace premises. This has raised a large call for professional Cloud experts who can manage and aid the systems strolling on the cloud throughout different areas of the world.
81% of the organizations revealed that COVID-19 had accelerated their cloud timelines. This elevated reliance on digital solutions added new urgency to the concerns around privacy and digital security. Cloud computing has risen to be a necessity in today’s time when it comes to data security creating a safe place for your data. Everything has value and information is turning out to be the most powerful weapon. Businesses of all sizes comprise sensitive data which needs to be secured, thus they all are moving to the cloud to take advantage of the greater data availability, accessibility, significant cost savings and data redundancy that cloud computing provides compared to traditional data centre-based physical infrastructure. Another main component of cloud data security is data integrity – preventing unauthorized modification or deletion. Some top risks for cloud data integrity include Human errors, Insider threats, Malicious intruders, Compromised hardware, Transfer errors and Configuration errors. Cloud computing ensures the protection of the data against all these errors.
In conclusion, Covid has been a dreadful virus for the entire world. The silver lining of the pandemic would be that it pushed businesses in a better direction which was too quicker than expected. Companies have had their business continuity essentials reset at a remarkable scale and will now commence on cloud modernization projects with the intention to make sure they could function effectively whilst such crises may arise in future.
Thought-Sol has acknowledged this crisis, grasped the primitive situation, and turned it upside down with its forward-thinking and driven to bring change. We have made our peace with technology ruling the world for the betterment of society and have been working on the most efficient solutions that will help enable a future-proofed IT environment. If you are a small or a large business, coming out of a pandemic and wondering about moving onto the cloud and securing your data; Thought-Sol would be your convenient and trusted choice.
With the experience of 26 years in the IT industry, I founded Thought-Sol Infotech in 2014 with the main aim to bring meaningful change and empower businesses with advanced-reliable IT infrastructure. We provide huge diversification of infrastructure services for any and all technology-related business needs.