How Reliable Is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is the new system that had promised so many things in the structure and conduct of business to online organizations and businesses.

It is new, the processes include greater flexibility, reduced costs, greater performance, advanced security, managerial ease, and reduced infrastructure investment, among others. 

There are many companies that provide the best cloud management services. Reliability, however, is the top concern among IT managers when referring to this model with a new set of cloud computing system. 

For the organization, downtime is generally regarded as a planned or unplanned. Cloud computing has some benefits for planned downtime. However, it can produce the greatest effect on businesses in reducing unplanned downtime.

Planned downtime is usually out of the area of cloud computing vendors unless they offer IT operation services as well. These planned downtime usually software maintenance, upgrades, or repair of equipment scheduled.

In cloud computing, planned downtime kept to a minimum because it is part of what they are selling (providing high uptime). Unplanned downtime is where the cloud vendor can offer the most, or where they can lose the most.

They have the experience and proven processes to produce an overall network (and hardware) reliability that can exceed those of the average data center, or colocated or solo servers.

Despite the claims of reliability, only a few cloud vendors have fixed SLAs that can assure controlled downtime or replacement comes to extra downtime. Vendors with appropriate software with self-healing properties guarantee better deals on their SLA with their clients.