Moving all the site infrastructure on a cloud , on the cloud server: today it is not only possible thanks to the evolution of technology, but also economically advantageous for the company and safe for the performance of the site.
The advantages of the cloud server
To be precise, as Flamenetworks.com , one of the most famous Italian companies in the sector guarantees, the cloud server is a system that offers maximum reliability , high performance with dedicated resources, data protection thanks to completely redundant and fault-tolerant infrastructures and, last but not least, a “hot” scalable service at any time, with no impact on the latter, to accommodate the growing expansive needs of the project.
A solution at the service of every reality
Reasons that should explain the success of this solution in support of the activities of web agencies, small and medium-sized enterprises, developers and professionals in the IT world, who particularly appreciate the characteristic that distinguishes a cloud server and a VPS server : while the latter is substantially bound to limits set by the contract stipulated with the hosting (and therefore it is necessary to renegotiate the agreement to change the parameters), with the "cloud" everything is lighter .
The characteristics of the cloud infrastructure
In concrete terms, this means that it is possible at every stage to change fundamental requirements for the effectiveness of the site, such as the amount of RAM, the disk space, the processor capacities or the dedicated bandwidth available, thus adapting the supply to current needs. of space and performance; moreover, there is also a net economic saving, because you essentially pay for what you actually use, without "wasting" unused resources , in the face of a reduction in the complexity of the technical infrastructure, another element that should not be underestimated .
What is a cloud server
These advantages for companies derive, as mentioned, from the same peculiarities of the cloud system : by now, we all know what the technological cloud is, a virtual storage space in which to cram and store data and documents that can be accessed from any type of device that is equipped with an Internet connection , in any physical and geographical location and also with different machines.
How the infrastructure works
As part of the infrastructure supporting the sites , the cloud server is a physical machine – which has its own RAM, its own processor and a certain disk space – which, through specific software, is capable of " virtualizing " its resources. and the data contained. As in the classic method of operation, this machine is perpetually connected to the network and allows users to access the documents saved, that is, it makes the site visible for access.
These servers remain in operation 24 hours a day and the service time (i.e. uptime) is an element that can make the difference: the service offered by Flamenetworks, for example, ensures a certified uptime of 99.90% with penalty , as proof of the maximum protection guaranteed to customers. In addition, these infrastructures are VMware certified, with redundant IBM SAN storage and All Flash disks representing one of the best examples in terms of reliability.
Little awareness in SMEs
At the moment, the major limitation of this technology seems to be only the low diffusion and the low propensity for innovation of Italian companies: according to a recent survey, less than one out of three SMEs say they use an IT infrastructure entirely or mainly for their business. based on the Cloud, and about 32% of the sample still prefers to resort to on-premises solutions , giving up – consciously or not – the advantages of cloud solutions.