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How Cloud Is Reinforcing The World`s Largest “Work-From-Home” Experiment?


The proliferation of corona-virus indicates that many businesses are rushing to cloud computing. This leads to a great need for IT consultants and extraordinary operations in cloud-generating data centers.

The intermittent spread of a novel corona-virus in recent weeks has rushed many businesses to cloud computing, especially from home to software. It is spreading thin IT advice on establishing systems.

COVID-19 is likely to be the most compelling subject to impact the technology sector by 2020. The latest report from Global Data suggests that the crisis will have significant implications for the corporate consumption of information technology and cloud computing resources.

Cloud service providers are being tested as the COVID-19 virus puts millions of people into the “work from home” category. In response to this, global cloud leaders are stress-testing their infrastructure and implementing pandemic-specific resilience testing practices.

The virus also changes the nature and priorities of how we act. Travel disruptions and canceled events – including Mobile World Congress, Facebook’s Global Marketing Summit, and more – affect airlines, sales opportunities, and the downsizing of many companies. The stock market has had its worst week since the start of the 2008 recession due to fears associated with coronavirus and supply chain disruption.

Cloud is already Helping

Companies are suddenly forced to run a growing mobile workforce. With technological changes and considerations, the concept of distance work has become a necessity, which businesses need to consider.

Reliable, Secure remote work technology has been available for many years, and the cloud has taken the scalability, availability, and security of these solutions to new heights. Thanks to cloud technologies, web-based applications, virtual desktops, endpoint encryption, conferencing software, virtual private networking (VPN), and other cloud enhanced tools make remote work possible from anywhere in the world.

It can do even more

Remote work is not just a change on the horizon. Many organizations recognize that the impact of virus tests the ability of businesses to respond to crises that affect local back-office IT operations, such as local data centers or joint facilities. History undoubtedly highlights the importance of distributed cloud IT systems in disaster recovery situations. The distributed nature of the cloud will be a natural fit and a hero with survivors and victims in the future landscape. Those businesses that rely on cloud IT capabilities for their IT systems and back-office will benefit from having employees moving to their data centers to check, maintain, and monitor their server and storage installations. Businesses that make use of the cloud can significantly benefit from protecting data and business application integrity, as well as quickly developing the ability to create flexible and disaster-resilient systems around the world by supporting remote employees.

Today, more than ever, the cloud is a partner for business, and cloud technology is helping our economies to operate by relying less on local conditions. A widespread epidemic confirms the need to maintain corporate functions based on cloud technologies. It is imperative to review disaster recovery plans and analyze cloud offerings to mitigate local disasters, to maintain productivity, drive the company into employee homes, and evaluate what needs to be done in the event of an emergency.

While many clients have the ability to manage their workloads remotely, data centers are nonetheless physical entities, and require restarting servers and fixing cables by humans. So it is worth remembering why hybrid cloud computing is so compelling; It represents the ability and choice to increase and reduce the processing and storage of data (“spin” and “spin down”) flexibly upon request. As the crisis deepens, the challenge for the industry is whether this flexibility is provided when and where it is necessary.

Everybody in the post-pandemic era will embrace Cloud

Cloud has made businesses realize how easy it is to access the necessary resources remotely. The center of the conversation should not be that the cloud is enabling organizations to run their business. But why a pandemic made us realize the importance of cloud computing. Companies should ensure that there is a contingency plan in place, no matter in what condition they are.

To conclude, in a few words, cloud should not be a luxury but a necessity. It should be the only way to run the IT infrastructure.

Akarshan Narang
Akarshan Narang
Covering the world of Cloud at CMI.


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