Cloud VS Traditional Computing
Cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet, as the cloud symbol was originally used to represent the internet in flowcharts and diagrams.
|Traditional Computing||Cloud Based Computing|
|All data is stored on an internal hard drive.||All data is stored in a remote/external server (cloud).|
|Equipment failure or theft usually means loss of all or part of the data.||Data is stored safety in the cloud, and equipment failure or theft does not result in loss of data.|
|Each additional program requires installation and often expanded IT knowledge.||You only need to install one application which is a gateway to the resources in the cloud where a set of verified applications is already waiting for you.|
|You are forced to bear the costs of the hardware and operating system. You will also have to pay for almost any additional application you wish to install; such as malware protection software, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SCCM, etc.||Normally, One subscription fee is all that is required which gives you access to a computer with an operating system. Some cloud service provider provides specific application software for your business needs.|
|Efficient and speed of your computer depends on the computer. If the compyer equipment is old and inefficient, some application may not work properly or worst still may not run.||Operation of the computer in the cloud is completely independent of parameters and computer power of the equipment you use.|
|If you do not have access to the device, you cannot connect to its resources.||You can access your resources from anywhere using any device with internet access.|
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