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# 1 Cloud Hosting


Cloud webhosting is Internet-based computing, where more resources, information and software are provided to computers and other devices on demand.

Details are abstracted from the users, who no longer have need for expertise in the technology infrastructure "in the cloud" that supports them. Cloud hosting describes a new supplement, consumption, and delivery model for IT services based on the Internet and it typically involves over the-Internet-provision of dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources.


We choose the best 5 plans available on the market so you can decide which one to take, based on your needs!
CompanyScala Hosting
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Total Reviews: 32
Average Rating: 9 / 10
Good Reviews: 31
Bad Reviews: 1
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Host Gator
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Total Reviews: 51
Average Rating: 5 / 10
Good Reviews: 29
Bad Reviews: 22
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InMotion Hosting
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Total Reviews: 48
Average Rating: 6 / 10
Good Reviews: 33
Bad Reviews: 15
Official Responses: 6
A2hosting
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Total Reviews: 140
Average Rating: 9 / 10
Good Reviews: 127
Bad Reviews: 13
Official Responses: 11
Fasthosts
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Total Reviews: 7
Average Rating: 1 / 10
Good Reviews: 0
Bad Reviews: 7
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Plan nameStart planHatchling CloudcVPS-1Entry15 / month
Product typeVPS
Cloud
Cloud
Linux
Cloud
Linux/Windows
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Linux
Cloud
Cloud
Disk space20 GB SSDunlimited25 GB SSD20 GB SSD40 GB SSD
Bandwidth3 TBunmetered1 TB2 TBunmetered
CPU1 CPU Core2 Cores CPU1 CPU1 Core1 CPU
RAM2 GB2 GB1 GB512 MB1 GB
Dedicated IPs10000
Free domains01000
Hosted domainsunlimited1unlimitedunlimitedunlimited
PaymentsCredit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPal, Wire TransferCredit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPalCredit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPal, Check Payments, Money OrderCredit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPal, Skrill (Moneybookers)Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPal
Control panelCPanel, [In-house], WHMCPanel CPanel, CentOS Web Panel[In-house]
FeaturesFully Managed  Wordpress, Fully Managed 
Support optionsEmail, Help Desk, Forum, Live Chat, Available 24/7Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free, Live Chat, Available 24/7Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free, Live Chat, Available 24/7Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free, Live Chat, Available 24/7Email, Help Desk, Phone / Toll-Free, Live Chat, Available 24/7
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The Mid-Level Shared Hosting Plan which is priced at $7.99/mo will be priced at $4.99/mo when customers purchase a 36-month term. (save over $200)Customers will receive a Free Domain, Free SSL, Hosting for up to 50 Websites!
Purchase a 6-month term of the VPS 2000 and receive a 34% discount and get the server for $44.99 (savings over $250).Customers will receive 6GB of RAM, 150GB of storage, 5TB of Bandwidth, 4 Dedicated IPs
Purchase an Advanced or Elite Bare Metal Dedicated Server and receive up to 128GB of additional RAM. (Save up to $1,000).Purchase a CC-1000 or CC-2000 Bare Metal Dedicated Server and double your primary drive up to 2x4 NVMe SSD RAID1. (Savings of up to $1,600)
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Shared Hosting products reduced as high as 78% off and prices starting as low as $1.99/mo! (no coupon codes needed)Additional DiscountsUp To 60% Off Reseller Hosting (From $14.99/mo)Up To 57% Off Managed VPS (From $19.99/mo)Up To 25% Off Unmanaged VPS (From $4.99/mo) Sales are scheduled to run from 12:00 PM EST on 11/23 until 11:59 PM EST on 11/30
 
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#1Total Reviews: 32
Average Rating: 9 / 10
Good Reviews: 31
Bad Reviews: 1
Official Responses: 0

Scala Hosting reviews
#2Total Reviews: 51
Average Rating: 5 / 10
Good Reviews: 29
Bad Reviews: 22
Official Responses: 0

Host Gator reviews
#3Total Reviews: 48
Average Rating: 6 / 10
Good Reviews: 33
Bad Reviews: 15
Official Responses: 6

InMotion Hosting reviews
#4Total Reviews: 140
Average Rating: 9 / 10
Good Reviews: 127
Bad Reviews: 13
Official Responses: 11

A2hosting reviews
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Average Rating: 1 / 10
Good Reviews: 0
Bad Reviews: 7
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Quick comparison of the top 100 plans in this category ordered by brand rating

Plan Name Brand Product Type Platform Diskspace Transfer Memory Price Hosted Websites /
Free Domains / IP's
Date Plan
Goldcloud.google.comCloudLinux/Windowsunlimitedunmetered $ 400.00/mo.unlimited 1 Dec, 2019
EC2 Dedicated instancesaws.amazon.comCloudLinux/Windowsunlimitedunmetered $ 1,440.00/mo.unlimited 1 Dec, 2019
A0azure.microsoft.comCloudLinux/Windows20 GBunmetered768 MB$ 14.88/mo.  1 Dec, 2016
Basicdropbox.comCloudLinux2 GBunmetered $ 0.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 023 Mar, 2018
Freewetransfer.comCloudLinux2 GBunmetered € 0.00/mo. / 0 / 023 Mar, 2018
Launchgodaddy.comCloudLinux/Windows60 GBunmetered2000 MB$ 14.99/mo. ($ 21.99 after first term)unlimited / 0 / 019 Sep, 2020
Starterbox.comCloudLinux100 GBunmetered € 4.50/mo. / 0 / 023 Mar, 2018
Freezippyshare.comCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered $ 0.00/mo. / 0 / 024 Mar, 2018
Pro Elitemega.nzCloudLinux200 GB1,000 GB € 4.99/mo.unlimited / 0 / 023 Mar, 2018
Cloud Hosting Mionos.comCloudLinux50 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB$ 15.00/mo.4 / 1 / 022 Mar, 2019
Guestuploaded.netCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered € 0.00/mo. / 0 / 010 Nov, 2020
General1-1rackspace.comCloudLinux20 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB$ 27.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 016 Jun, 2020
Economycafe24.comCloudLinux100 GB1,000 GB1000 MBWON 32,000.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 1 7 Dec, 2019
$5 /modigitalocean.comCloudLinux25 GB SSD1,000 GB1000 MB$ 5.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 020 Dec, 2019
Startuphostinger.comCloudLinux40 GB SSDunmetered3000 MB$ 7.45/mo.unlimited / 1 / 1 9 Apr, 2019
Startupwpengine.comCloudLinux10 GB50 GB € 23.33/mo.1 / 0 / 017 Jun, 2020
4 Cores 4 GBwest.cnCloudLinux100 GB5,000 GB4000 MBCNY 444.00/yr.unlimited / 0 / 014 Oct, 2019
Secure Online Backupcenturylink.comCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered $ 4.99/mo. 11 Aug, 2016
Entrysiteground.comCloudLinux40 GB SSD5,000 GB4000 MB€ 64.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 1 4 Mar, 2020
Personal Cloudwhois.comCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered2000 MB$ 6.88/mo.1 / 0 / 014 Jul, 2019
Managed 1infomaniak.comCloudLinux100 GB SSDunmetered6000 MB€ 29.00/mo.20 / 0 / 0 7 Nov, 2020
Ecommerce Standardbigcommerce.comCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered $ 29.95/mo.unlimited / 0 / 011 Nov, 2020
Premiumpcloud.comCloudLinux500 GB500 GB € 3.99/mo.unlimited / 0 / 023 Aug, 2019
Basicpantheon.ioCloudLinux20 GB SSDunmetered $ 50.00/mo.529 Nov, 2018
Freeheroku.comCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered512 MB$ 0.00/mo.1 / 0 / 0 7 Dec, 2016
DO64GBcloudways.comCloudLinux1250 GB SSD9,000 GB64000 MB$ 395.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 013 Mar, 2020
Cloud Web Hostingalibabacloud.comCloudLinux5 GB50 GB $ 5.90/mo.1 / 0 / 015 Dec, 2019
Nexcess Cloud XSnexcess.netCloudLinux50 GB1,000 GB $ 49.00/mo.10 / 0 / 020 Nov, 2020
DreamPressdreamhost.comCloudLinux30 GB SSDunmetered $ 16.95/mo.unlimited / 0 / 0 5 Mar, 2020
Linode 2GB SSDlinode.comCloudLinux50 GB SSD2,000 GB2000 MB$ 10.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 019 Feb, 2020
Freesendspace.comCloudLinux300 MBunmetered € 0.00/mo. / 0 / 031 Oct, 2020
Entrystrato.deCloudLinux/Windowsunlimitedunmetered32000 MBon requestunlimited / 0 / 014 Nov, 2020
Nano Cloudhostingraja.inCloudLinux/Windows80 GB SSD3,000 GB2000 MBINR 1,018.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 111 Feb, 2020
CH Level 1whogohost.comCloudLinux25 GB SSD1,000 GB1000 MBNGN 3.000/mo.unlimited / 0 / 025 Jun, 2020
Mediumgandi.netCloudLinux50 GBunmetered2000 MB€ 27.37/mo.unlimited / 0 / 031 Jan, 2019
CDS cloud diskbizcn.comCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered CNY 2.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 011 Oct, 2019
g cloud basicgabia.comCloudLinux/Windows50 GBunmetered1000 MBWON 20,000.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 1 8 Dec, 2019
CLOUD Slws.frCloudLinux80 GB SSDunmetered2000 MB€ 9.99/mo.unlimited / 1 / 1 7 Nov, 2020
Altura-3mochahost.comCloudLinux50 GB SSD4,000 GB2000 MB€ 16.91/mo.unlimited / 0 / 413 Mar, 2020
Office 5-25 employeesegnyte.comCloudLinux5000 GBunmetered $ 8.00/mo. 16 Mar, 2017
1 CPU 1 GB RAMhostwinds.comCloudLinux/Windows30 GB1,000 GB1000 MB$ 4.99/mo.unlimited / 0 / 020 Mar, 2020
Two Nodesliquidweb.comCloudLinux2500 GBunmetered128000 MB$ 1,599.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 023 Jul, 2020
1 VCPUphoenixnap.comCloudLinux/Windows16 GBunmetered500 MB$ 4.34/mo.unlimited / 0 / 0 3 Jun, 2020
Starter Cloudtmdhosting.comCloudLinuxunlimited SSDunmetered2000 MB$ 5.95/mo. ($ 8.95 after first term)1 / 0 / 0 4 Mar, 2020
Dual-core 2 GB35.comCloudLinux20 GBunmetered2000 MBCNY 2,088.00/yr.unlimited / 0 / 0 6 Dec, 2019
Telecom Standard Economycndns.comCloudLinux150 MB10 GB CNY 59.00/yr.unlimited / 0 / 0 6 Dec, 2019
Cloud SSD 1 V650smarterasp.netCloudLinux/Windows2 GB SSDunmetered8000 MB$ 199.95/mo.unlimited / 0 / 026 Aug, 2020
1 Core 1 GBxinnet.comCloudLinux40 GBunmetered1000 MBCNY 48.20/mo.unlimited / 0 / 0 6 Dec, 2019
Cloud Compute (VC2) 10GBvultr.comCloudLinux/Windows10 GB SSD500 GB512 MB$ 2.50/mo.unlimited / 0 / 020 Mar, 2020
CLOUD HOST 1matbao.netCloudLinux1 GB15 GB VND 39.000/mo.1 / 0 / 0 3 Jan, 2020
Cloud-1GBaccuwebhosting.comCloudLinux40 GB1,000 GB1000 MB$ 9.99/mo.unlimited / 0 / 022 Jul, 2020
1 core 2Ggzidc.comCloudWindows30 GBunmetered2000 MBCNY 237.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 0 6 Dec, 2019
Bronzeafrihost.comCloudLinux100 GB4,000 GB2000 MBZAR 310.00/mo. (ZAR 0.059/GB)unlimited / 0 / 029 Jun, 2019
$10upcloud.comCloudLinux/Windows50 GB2,000 GB2000 MB$ 10.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 026 May, 2020
Personal Cloudresellerclub.comCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered2000 MB$ 5.49/mo.1 / 0 / 0 8 Dec, 2019
DEV1-Sscaleway.comCloudLinux20 GB SSDunmetered2000 MB€ 2.99/mo.unlimited / 0 / 0 8 Jul, 2020
SMV1milesweb.comCloudLinux50 GB SSD500 GB2000 MB$ 5.00/mo. / 1 7 Sep, 2020
Starterbigrock.inCloudLinux1 GBunmetered2000 MBINR 399.00/mo.1 / 0 / 0 4 Nov, 2020
Cloud-1knownhost.comCloudLinux75 GB SSD2,000 GB2000 MB$ 50.40/mo.unlimited / 223 Sep, 2019
Primaryhawkhost.comCloudLinux10 GB SSDunmetered $ 2.99/mo.unlimited / 0 / 013 Mar, 2020
Business Professionalhosting24.comCloudLinux80 GBunmetered6000 MB$ 14.95/mo.unlimited / 0 / 012 Aug, 2019
Gói khởi nghiệphostinger.vnCloudLinux40 GB SSDunmetered3000 MBVND 138.525/mo.unlimited / 1 / 126 Mar, 2019
Elite Prowevrlabs.netCloudLinux10 GB SSDunmetered8000 MB$ 11.00/mo.5 / 0 / 022 Jun, 2020
Cloud Server Pro # 1pavietnam.vnCloudLinux60 GBunmetered2000 MBVND 594.000/mo.  4 Jan, 2020
PLAN 2tenten.vnCloudCloud100 GB SSDunmetered2000 MBVND 430.000/mo.unlimited / 0 / 028 May, 2020
Personal Cloudglobehost.comCloudCloudunlimitedunmetered2000 MBINR 799.00/mo.1 / 0 / 015 Feb, 2020
Mediumacquia.comCloudLinux200 GBunmetered $ 516.00/mo. 29 Apr, 2017
Emprendedorhostinger.mxCloudLinux40 GB SSDunmetered3000 MBMXN 129.00/mo.unlimited / 1 / 126 Mar, 2019
Hatchling Cloudhostgator.inCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered2000 MBINR 479.00/mo.1 / 0 / 0 4 Sep, 2019
Cloud Server 1dimofinf.netCloudLinux60 GB SSD6,000 GB2000 MB$ 40.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 019 Dec, 2019
Cloud Server Sleaseweb.comCloudLinux40 GB SSD4,000 GB1000 MB€ 4.99/mo.unlimited / 0 / 022 Jun, 2019
Business Cloud 1iinet.net.auCloudLinux/Windows50 GBunmetered1000 MBAUD 29.00/mo.1 / 0 / 020 Aug, 2018
Managed Cloud Hostingznetlive.comCloudLinux/Windows50 GB SSDunmetered on request 27 Nov, 2019
Entry type22.cnCloudLinux20 GBunmetered2000 MBCNY 104.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 011 Oct, 2019
Starterresellerspanel.comCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered $ 2.50/mo.1 / 0 / 0 6 Mar, 2020
Freeidrive.comCloudLinux5 GBunmetered $ 0.00/mo. / 0 / 018 Nov, 2020
Bulut 1netinternet.com.trCloudLinux50 GB SSD500 GB2000 MB$ 30.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 0 6 Aug, 2020
Mega Cloudnet4.comCloudWindows100 GB50 GB4000 MB$ 107.48/mo.unlimited / 0 / 0 1 Jan, 2020
1 vCPU 1 GBdonweb.comCloudLinux/Windows10 GB SSD5,000 GB1000 MBARS 10.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 0 6 Sep, 2019
XSqwords.comCloudLinux40 GBunmetered2000 MBIDR 220.000/mo.unlimited / 0 / 115 Oct, 2019
Premiumarvixe.comCloud 300 GBunmetered8000 MB$ 152.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 024 Feb, 2019
Scoutdewaweb.comCloudLinux/Windows500 MBunmetered128 MBIDR 20.000/mo.unlimited / 1 / 022 Sep, 2020
Nano Cloud S1vargonen.comCloudLinux20 GB SSD2,000 GB1000 MB$ 3.39/mo.unlimited / 0 / 0 3 Apr, 2020
Plan 01oneprovider.comCloudLinux/Windows20 GB SSD750 GB512 MB$ 4.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 0 7 May, 2020
Gammajino.ruCloudLinux/Windows20 GBunmetered on requestunlimited / 0 / 023 Nov, 2019
Hosting Cloud Basicnazwa.plCloudLinux100 GBunmetered PLN 0.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 016 Jul, 2019
OpenStackhivelocity.netCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered $ 1,075.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 0 5 Nov, 2019
New Almighty Cloud Virtual 1Gnow.cnCloudLinux1 GBunmetered CNY 560.00/yr.unlimited / 0 / 0 7 Dec, 2019
Weblocaweb.com.brCloudLinux/Windows50 GB SSDunmetered2000 MBBRL 179.90/mo.unlimited / 1 / 1 2 Jul, 2019
Personal Cloudsmartweb.com.ngCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered2000 MBNGN 3.500/mo.1 / 0 / 021 Nov, 2019
with backup Basickpn.comCloudLinux10 GB500 GB512 MB$ 58.44/mo.unlimited 1 Dec, 2017
Startuphostinger.com.brCloudLinux40 GB SSDunmetered3000 MBBRL 19.59/mo. / 1 / 126 Mar, 2019
Starterwhc.caCloudLinux25 GB SSDunmetered2000 MBCAD 17.49/mo. (CAD 34.99 after 1 mo.)unlimited / 0 / 1 9 Feb, 2020
VM-3domains.co.zaCloudLinux80 GB SSD2,000 GB4000 MBZAR 659.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 026 Mar, 2020
4 GB RAM 60 GBplanethoster.comCloudLinux60 GBunmetered4000 MB€ 49.99/mo.unlimited / 0 / 020 Mar, 2020
Platinumisimtescil.netCloudLinux/Windows25 GBunmetered $ 9.99/mo.50 / 0 / 0 3 Jul, 2019
Private Cloud Server Mhosteurope.deCloudLinux4000 GBunmetered64000 MB€ 199.99/mo. Setup Fee € 99.99unlimited / 0 / 027 Nov, 2020
CX11hetzner.deCloudLinux20 GB20,000 GB2000 MB€ 2.49/mo.unlimited / 0 / 127 Aug, 2018
Cloud 2GBwebfaction.comCloudLinux15 GB SSD1,500 GB2000 MB$ 20.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 016 Apr, 2020
1 CPU 1 GBdongee.comCloudLinux25 GB1,000 GB1000 MB$ 15.00/mo.unlimited / 0 / 021 Aug, 2019

About Cloud Hosting

Cloud HostingIn general, cloud hosting customers do not own the physical infrastructure, instead avoiding capital expenditure by renting usage from a third-party provider. They consume resources as a service and pay only for resources that they use. Many cloud webhosting offerings employ the utility computing model, which is analogous to how traditional utility services (such as electricity) are consumed, whereas others bill on a subscription basis. Sharing "perishable and intangible" computing power among multiple tenants can improve utilization rates, as servers are not unnecessarily left idle (which can reduce costs significantly while increasing the speed of application development). A side-effect of this approach is that overall computer usage rises dramatically, as customers do not have to engineer for peak load limits. In addition, "increased high-speed bandwidth" makes it possible to receive the same response times from centralized infrastructure at other sites.

Architecture
Cloud computing sample architecture

Cloud architecture,the systems architecture of the software systems involved in the delivery of cloud computing, typically involves multiple cloud components communicating with each other over application programming interfaces, usually web services. This resembles the Unix philosophy of having multiple programs each doing one thing well and working together over universal interfaces. Complexity is controlled and the resulting systems are more manageable than their monolithic counterparts.

Economics
Cloud computing users can avoid capital expenditure (CapEx) on hardware, software, and services when they pay a provider only for what they use. Consumption is usually billed on a utility (resources consumed, like electricity) or subscription (time-based, like a newspaper) basis with little or no upfront cost. Other benefits of this time sharing-style approach are low barriers to entry, shared infrastructure and costs, low management overhead, and immediate access to a broad range of applications. In general, users can terminate the contract at any time (thereby avoiding return on investment risk and uncertainty), and the services are often covered by service level agreements (SLAs) with financial penalties.

Although companies might be able to save on upfront capital expenditures, they might not save much and might actually pay more for operating expenses. In situations where the capital expense would be relatively small, or where the organization has more flexibility in their capital budget than their operating budget, the cloud model might not make great fiscal sense. Other factors impacting the scale of any potential cost savings include the efficiency of a company's data center as compared to the cloud vendor's, the company's existing operating costs, the level of adoption of cloud computing, and the type of functionality being hosted in the cloud.

Among the items that some cloud hosts charge for are instances (often with extra charges for high-memory or high-CPU instances); data transfer in and out; storage (measured by the GB-month); I/O requests; PUT requests and GET requests; IP addresses; and load balancing. In some cases, users can bid on instances, with pricing dependent on demand for available instances.

Key features

* Cost is claimed to be greatly reduced and capital expenditure is converted to operational expenditure. This ostensibly lowers barriers to entry, as infrastructure is typically provided by a third-party and does not need to be purchased for one-time or infrequent intensive computing tasks. Pricing on a utility computing basis is fine-grained with usage-based options and fewer IT skills are required for implementation (in-house).
* Device and location independence enable users to access systems using a web browser regardless of their location or what device they are using (e.g., PC, mobile). As infrastructure is off-site (typically provided by a third-party) and accessed via the Internet, users can connect from anywhere.
* Multi-tenancy enables sharing of resources and costs across a large pool of users thus allowing for:
- Centralization of infrastructure in locations with lower costs (such as real estate, electricity, etc.)
- Peak-load capacity increases (users need not engineer for highest possible load-levels)
- Utilization and efficiency improvements for systems that are often only 10 - 20% utilized.
* Agility improves with users' ability to rapidly and inexpensively re-provision technological infrastructure resources.
* Metering cloud computing resources usage should be measurable and should be metered per client and application on daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis. This will enable clients on choosing the vendor cloud on cost and reliability (QoS).
* Scalability via dynamic ("on-demand") provisioning of resources on a fine-grained, self-service basis near real-time, without users having to engineer for peak loads. Performance is monitored, and consistent and loosely coupled architectures are constructed using web services as the system interface. One of the most important new methods for overcoming performance bottlenecks for a large class of applications is data parallel programming on a distributed data grid.
* Reliability is improved if multiple redundant sites are used, which makes well designed cloud computing suitable for business continuity and disaster recovery. Nonetheless, many major cloud computing services have suffered outages, and IT and business managers can at times do little when they are affected.
* Maintenance cloud computing applications are easier to maintain, since they don't have to be installed on each user's computer. They are easier to support and to improve since the changes reach the clients instantly.
* Security could improve due to centralization of data, increased security-focused resources, etc., but concerns can persist about loss of control over certain sensitive data, and the lack of security for stored kernels. Security is often as good as or better than under traditional systems, in part because providers are able to devote resources to solving security issues that many customers cannot afford. Providers typically log accesses, but accessing the audit logs themselves can be difficult or impossible. Furthermore, the complexity of security is greatly increased when data is distributed over a wider area and / or number of devices.

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Atos Unveils Atos OneCloud Supported by €2 Billion Investment - Nov, 2020 - Atos (atos.net) has launched its global one-stop shop initiative to pro-actively accelerate its clients' migration to the cloud. Atos OneCloud would allow organizations to unleash the business potential of cloud through business processes optimization and application modernization. Supported by a dedicated €2 billion investment over the next 5 ...
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