Cloud Computing Relieves Stress for IT Professionals

February 25th, 2014 by - 4,921 views

The growing requirement for superior network performance has significantly increased demand for IT professionals. Every successful business, regardless of the industry in which it competes, needs a team of knowledgeable personnel capable of assisting the rest of the company with maintaining customer satisfaction. Many industry watchers agree that if an IT team doesn’t possess the appropriate tools, a company won’t be able to keep pace with its competitors. With new technology being implemented on a regular basis, businesses are looking toward cloud computing to assist in-house experts with day-to-day operations.

A technician diagnoses a data center issue.

A technician diagnoses a data center issue.

“Implement a structure that gives shared visibility and metrics to development and IT teams, so the health of an application is easily viewed by both,” said Jennifer Schiff, a writer for PC Advisor.

The report stated that IT managers would be able to easily access project status reports and information updates via a cloud management system.

Resolving the issues
Let’s say an issue arises with the company’s email, for example, and a member of the IT team is assigned to solve it. The problem is that his computer lacks the applications necessary to do so, forcing him to travel to a separate location. According to Cloud Tweaks, a cloud server possesses the capability required to resolve a problem from a remote location. All the employee needs to do is communicate with another machine connected to the hosting cloud that can perform the required task. After the problem is solved, the remote machine delivers the data back to the employee.

With Big Data collection expected to rise significantly in the near future, a business must be able to use a platform capable of handling the information. If an on-site data center is overwhelmed by an influx of information, it’s likely that a member of the IT team will be required to physically upgrade the hardware.

Cloud Tweaks reported that because cloud infrastructure typically includes a plethora of servers and hardware that can be installed as needed, the months previously spent upgrading a system can now be reduced to a matter of days. Doing so saves businesses the precious time spent on a single issue that could compromise a customer relationship.

Relieving the IT team 
Technicians could greatly benefit from outsourcing their infrastructure to a cloud hosting company. According to Host Review, many companies that provide the service have implemented highly automated cloud computing systems capable of alleviating tedious responsibilities by automatically updating and backing up vital information.

The report further claimed that necessary updates to the system can be conducted remotely with the assistance of the hosting company. Cloud systems are typically fully automated, letting the client’s internal IT team save time and resources.  The era of setting up complex data systems requiring annual upgrades is a largely outdated practice. Although a certain amount of training is required for an IT team to be able to use a cloud-based infrastructure effectively, integrating into the new environment doesn’t require significant effort.

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