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Will Cloud Computing Completely Replace Traditional Computing?

Posted In Technology Reviews, Online Storage - By Techtiplib on Monday, July 30th, 2012 With No Comments »

Cloud computing is a topic that has been on the list of top technology trends for the past few years. Citing increased efficiency and reduced cost as its main marketing slogan, many organizations have started taking a serious look at cloud computing as a future model for how their organizations interact with data.

Cloud computing is defined as, “A model for delivering information technology services in which resources are retrieved from the internet through web-based tools and applications, rather than a direct connection to a server.” There are many myths floating around regarding what cloud computing is and what it is not. With the recent launch of ‘Rapid Compute’ — it seems that now is a perfect time to take a look at one of the myths surrounding cloud computing.

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Cloud computing will completely replace traditional computing!

Despite the obvious advantages of cloud computing that allow organizations to “rent” information technology resources like storage, infrastructure and applications, it also greatly reduces the infrastructure costs. However, cloud computing will not completely replace the traditional model of in-house infrastructure, nor will it spell the death of traditional IT departments as many have predicted. Many organizations may seek to take the benefits of this technology by putting some of their information into the cloud to harness its power. They may also have to retain those resources which they do not feel comfortable handing over to a service provider.

There are many business-critical applications that are not suited for a cloud model, those will continue to work and be supported by traditional IT departments. This shared model is more likely going forward as it gives organizations more control over their sensitive data and allows them to be cautious while migrating other applications. The IT department in most organizations is not going away anytime soon. However, their role will definitely evolve into more of a facilitator for the organization than the traditional “server- custodian” role.

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