Cloud Computing: Transition of Data Center and Possibilities

Cloud Computing: Transition of Data Center and Possibilities

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Cloud computing services and applications continue to grow at an alarming rate, and its extensive use is leading to the rise of hyper-scale cloud data centers. When enterprises store and access massive amounts of data, cloud data services are much more cost effective than setting up and running a data center.

Illumio, a leading cybersecurity enterprise has announced the availability of PCE supercluster for real-time micro-segmentation and dependency mapping. This design provides real-time visibility across the cloud and data center, giving full access to security control. PCE Supercluster’s beauty is that for the first time IT organizations have full global visibility, centralized management, and consistent, substantial scale enforcement of micro-segmentation policies across multi-regional infrastructure–finally, true global application workload protection through micro-segmentation. PCE Supercluster allows IT to micro-segment without re-architecting the network or placing the responsibility on organizations to put together non-scale solutions.

In essence, a cloud data service is an obscure type of a data center—established far from an enterprise’s physical premise—which gives access to the data via the internet. The provider performs maintenance and updates to safeguard the data during power outages and other failures.

There are essential benefits to cloud computing services over the somewhat traditional data centers. Cloud has much less maintenance cost when compared to that of data centers. Since enterprises use cloud providers’ hardware, maintaining company hardware is unnecessary, saving cost from hardware purchases to upgrades. With the limited capacity due to the initial purchase, data cannot be accommodated after the limit. Thus, planning and purchasing of new hardware are time-consuming. Cloud services can be scaled up and down to meet computing capacity almost instantly. With a data center, the limited connectivity is local and thus, to access the inside entities, one must maintain their VPN. It is easily accessed from any location. Option for pre-configured secure VPN from cloud providers is also available.

Real-time monitoring web application monitors any problems or glitches that may arise on a webpage. There are varied benefits to real-time monitoring. It helps to identify and rectify a problem as it approaches. Real-time feedback is vital in tweaking the website from good to great. Cloud services increase employee productivity as well as keep track of all data transfers in the company.

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