How Multiple Cloud Hosting Service Providers Help Reduce IT Expenses
How Multiple Cloud Hosting Service Providers Help Reduce IT Expenses

Cloud hosting, over the years, started to gain such popularity that it brought forward a few great trends within the hosting sector. One of those trends is the use of multi-cloud solutions. It has started to gain much traction in a little time in the web hosting Dubai industry.

Simply put, multi-cloud solutions is the outcome of using multiple service providers to fulfill hosting needs. The idea is to leverage the increased extent of efficiency that cloud hosting offers to streamline the functions and operations of the IT departments of businesses. This can be done only by coupling cloud hosting with services from multiple providers. 

The results? 

  • Improved accessibility of applications and user data for employees and clients
  • Lowered expenses on IT infrastructure

However, there are businesses that still prefer to rely on their on-premise data servers to support the IT operations. It could be because they are unsure of the potential of cloud hosting and what it can mean for their business. 

Cloud Hosting Basics

With cloud hosting, a website is hosted with its data present on multiple servers. If a single server is used for hosting, a server crash means the user won’t be able to access this data and the website will stop functioning (downtime). Multiple servers in cloud hosting means even if one server goes down, it practically won’t affect the website’s performance in any way as other servers will pick up where the crashed server left off. 

Cloud hosting is also flexible, as it can efficiently adapt to take care of bandwidth issues, especially when a website is experiencing high traffic. Another fact is that single servers will only have a limited space that the website owner can use. Once the website grows, it will need more space. So the user will have to upgrade the storage, and may not even use the upgraded space completely.

Cloud hosting services charge users only for what they use, may it be bandwidth, storage etc. So it’s more cost-effective for businesses. 

Multi-cloud services add to this efficiency

As mentioned above, cloud hosting is cost-effective for businesses, which is why a lot of businesses have started using it. However, many businesses have decided to explore more of what cloud hosting can offer by availing multi-cloud services from various hosting providers. In a nutshell, various services are purchased from multiple vendors. 

This multi-cloud approach effectively cuts the cost for these organizations as there is a difference in the prices that providers charge for each service. The con is that the process of implementing is quite complicated and can be a bit challenging. In addition to this, post-implementation, the subscribers will need a lot of guidance to manage multi-cloud services.

Outsourcing management of these services can be of help. Managed service providers can aid business owners to properly implement multi-cloud service, oversee, and maintain the system. Multi-cloud services are, at present, ideal for big businesses with large IT departments. But in the coming years, the service will certainly be simplified enough to be more effective for small and mid-scale businesses.