Understand the importance of cloud computing for the ISP

O Cloud Computing, or cloud computing, is so common these days that we've all heard about it in some form. Especially regional internet providers, which must increasingly strengthen relationships with the use of the cloud in their business. Cloud is the Internet availability of computing resources such as storage and processing power. It is used daily by different types of companies, which use the cloud for data storage, emails, development, big data analysis, web apps, etc.​

In the case of regional providers, the use of the cloud is advantageous in several ways. This is the best optimization alternative to remain competitive with the major operators, delivering a quality service that is sustainable at the same time.

Among the main features of Cloud Computing are:

Agility

quickly and easily offering a wide variety of technologies to meet the most diverse needs.

Economy

after all, the cloud reduces costs with datacenters, physical servers, licenses, labor, and other factors that were necessary for the proper functioning of companies and projects. And it also allows you to pay only for the resources consumed.

elasticity

because there is no concern about provisioning resources to meet peak moments or greater demand for a service or project, as cloud services adapt and provision only what is necessary.

logistics

because it allows implementing any type of computational activity without worrying about distance from servers, ping, location and the like.

It also has advantages such as security and availability of information and applications.

Within an ISP, the cloud makes it possible to maintain a highly available infrastructure. For a market that is constantly expanding, technology is needed that meets the needs of varied target audiences. Offering cloud computing services to customers is the way to both differentiate and not lose to the competition for connectivity.

Another important point is that the cloud is still the most economically viable alternative for the provider to have a storage infrastructure in accordance with the legislation. The internet civil framework law makes it mandatory to store logs for at least one year, and cloud computing makes it budget-friendly.

Despite having come out ahead, with a strong tendency to seek innovation, regional providers still have major challenges ahead. Even with the economic crisis, the telecommunications market continues to expand. And this is the time to plan growth intelligently.

The first step in this journey is to find partners that provide the cloud services that can be incorporated as value-added solutions. This goes through hardware, software and services, with support and monitoring. By delivering value-adding services, the provider has a positive impact on revenue and margin. Two points that now, more than ever, are fundamental to preserve.

Having as much detailed information about your network as possible, in secure storage, is also a critical step. As seen, online information systems, cloud storage, is where everything that is important for your business is or where it will go sooner or later. Some advantages of adopting this system are: having data always accessible, with backup copies distributed instantly and geographically, easy to use, with access controls and ease of sharing information, and above all, able to respond quickly to people and to other systems.

Increasingly, cloud computing is part of the everyday life of the common user and companies. Business decisions are aided by Big Data and AI, and soon this will be the main path. Everything is a matter of time. And for expanding providers, there is no point in delaying the adoption of a suitable storage medium. The larger it becomes, the more difficult the organization and migration process will be.