As our reliance on computers has developed and grown over just the last couple of decades, an internal network has become one of the most important assets for a lot of businesses, but they can also be expensive to build and to maintain. So, looking at alternative methods of getting a network which are cheaper and in budget becomes a priority for a lot of them.
One of these methods is a cloud network service. A cloud is an external source of hosting, whereby a large number of servers are used to store the same data. It has a number of benefits as well as some drawbacks.
- If any of the servers go down or experience a disruption then the rest of them are there to make sure the service doesn’t go down.
- Because a large number of services are providing resources, you don’t really need to worry about usage limits like with a more traditional hosting service.
- Because the information isn’t stored locally, you’re entirely dependent upon the internet for your connection to it, so it can be an even bigger problem if your internet goes down.
- The technology hasn’t been tested as thoroughly as alternatives, so there are still a number of issues with, though hopefully these will be dealt with over time.