By Aditya Bhuwania
Cloud Energy is not a new thing in India; it has been in the industry for some many years. Over a period of time cloud energy has turned out to be an eye catching theme in India by several Industries mainly, Energy and utilities industries, Energy cloud vendors, System integrators, Consultancy firms/advisory firms, Professional service providers, Government agencies, Investor and venture capitalists. Cloud Computing is counted as one of the most effective and next gen tools in the efficient growth of the businesses and infrastructure development of the country via several sector.
The current Pandemic has increased the value and importance of cloud computing. Cloud energy not only suits the commerce industries but also the Healthcare industries such as Hospitals, Pharmaceuticals and so on and so forth. Cloud can help in effectively connecting and synchronizing the entire healthcare system from the hospitals to the dispensaries and medical consultants. It helps in bringing improvements in several process areas such as in-house communication, procurement, payroll management, and disaster recovery and inventory management of drugs as well as essential supplies. This allows collaborating and sharing the data such as the patient’s condition between medical professionals, which enables them to offer better care without delay. Hospitals and health systems are using cloud services to power a digital transformation, but pharmaceutical companies are using the cloud to revamp their business operations in even more fundamental ways.
Cloud Energy is quite remote and can be utilized by anyone regardless its location. It not only makes one’s working secured but, creates a professional and eco-friendly environment even while working from Home. It simply motivates employee to work effectively and fearlessly. Cloud energy is mainly divided into three (Deployments), given below
There are three major deployment cloud Model:
• Public Cloud
Public Cloud is Mainly used by Small or Emerging Businesses. The public cloud is defined as computing services offered by third-party providers over the public Internet, making them available to anyone who wants to use or purchase them. They may be free or sold on-demand, allowing customers to pay only per usage for the CPU cycles, storage, or bandwidth they consume.
This type of cloud environment is appealing to many companies because it reduces lead times in testing and deploying new products. However, the drawback is that many companies feel security could be lacking with a public cloud. Even though you don’t control the security of a public cloud, all of your data remains separate from others and security breaches of public clouds are rare.
• Private Cloud
Private Cloud is also known as an internal or enterprise cloud resides on company’s intranet or hosted data center where all of your data is protected behind a firewall. This can be a great option for companies who already have expensive data centers because they can use their current infrastructure. However, the main drawback people see with a private cloud is that all management, maintenance and updating of data centers is the responsibility of the company.
It’s mainly used by large firms.
• Hybrid Cloud
Hybrid cloud is a cloud-computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms. Hybrid cloud computing enables an enterprise to deploy an on-premises private cloud to host sensitive or critical workloads, and use a third-party public cloud provider to host less-critical resources, such as test and development workloads.
Hybrid cloud is also particularly valuable for dynamic or highly changeable workloads. For example, a transactional order entry system that experiences significant demand spikes around the holiday season is a good hybrid cloud candidate. The application could run in private cloud, but use cloud bursting to access additional computing resources from a public cloud when computing demands spike.
Cloud Energy is mainly considered because of the security reasons by corporate, MNC’s, Start-ups etc. It’s cost effective and has better ROI towards companies, which are utilizing the same. Cloud Computing is a prominent concept to be utilized by Indian SME’s, startup’s and other emerging business. It plays a vital role not only in securing the data but also creates an eco-friendly environment while working regardless the locations.
The protection of data storage on the cloud, from content leakage, theft or deletion is cloud security. Cloud in the energy sector creates a solution or locates remote servers as well as web-based technology to manage data and multiple applications. Therefore it has to be secured from cyber attacks that can shut down a service, or hamper the critical documents.
Cloud computing offers businesses more than just a way to safely store data, increase efficiency and reduce costs. It has substantial environmental benefits that are too many to ignore in an era where global warming and climate change are pressing issues. Cloud computing can save billions of dollars in energy costs and lessen carbon emissions by millions of metric tons. It not only helps businesses but also, helps in securing one’s personal information and support individual’s privacy.
Remote working is an example of a business transformation that works on multiple levels. Cloud Computing serves the needs of individual employees, it provides businesses with new resilient and adaptive ways to engage with their ecosystem and deliver economic value, and it serves the larger community by addressing public health needs. With these mutually supportive returns, the rapid pivot to remote working demonstrates stakeholder capitalism in practice.
It’s believed that Cloud energy will be one of the most important growth factor in the country’s infrastructure and economical development.
(The author is the VP at VXL)