- Cost of entry with cloud computing is significantly less than investing in on-site infrastructure.
- Services are hosted by a third-party provider with an infrastructure that can typically offer greater uptime than an internal infrastructure.
- Cloud-based applications can quickly and easily scale as the organization grows.
- Data is stored and backed up by the provider simplifying complex disaster recovery plans.
- Applications and services can be accessed from any location with an internet connection.
- If the internet connection fails, all services in the cloud are unavailable.
- Performance of cloud services is dependent on the speed of the internet connection. A slow and unstable internet connection will cause slow and unstable access to services.
High Recurring Cost
- Cloud services are usually paid for monthly based on the number of users; therefore over time cloud services can exceed the cost of on-site infrastructure as the number of users grow.
- Since cloud services serve many organizations at the same time, customizing the application to particular business needs may be impossible or very costly.