As per the industry analysts, within 10 years, a major part of storage, computing, and e-commerce did across the world will take place on the cloud(cloud stoage) .These analysts have also termed this as the third phase of internet computing in this high-tech era. This significant shift highlights 2010 as a watershed year in which the cloud computing and mobile devices gained supremacy and the way in which the information is accessed. 

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The first phase of computing saw the blend of operating system and the software into sole terminal allowing the basic communication via devices like an email. As per the second phase, the user was enabled to connect to the World Wide Web (www) having numerous websites, which in the mid-1990s increased significantly.

The third phase is the current one where you will see everything live on the cloud including your data and software. Further, by 2020 the number of devices and sensors, accessing these remote data centres in the cloud, will increase significantly. Only a small amount i.e. 1.4 billion will be personal computers.

Considering the fact that the key concepts and the developments of the e-commerce will rely on the progression of the internet, it is important to stay abreast with the latest trends and innovations. So, after all, what is this trend that has created a buzz? Well, without a doubt it is the cloud computing and it is considered as an important investment in the business and also a key source of success.

What Is Cloud Computing?

In layman terms, cloud computing can be defined as storing and accessing data & programs over the internet than the hard drive of your personal computer. The cloud can be defined as the metaphor for the internet. There are three deployment methods of cloud computing – private, public, and hybrid. Cloud computing is also divided into three main categories – platform as a service PaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and software as a service (Saas).
Security remains as one of the major concerns for all those companies thinking of adopting cloud computing – mainly public cloud adoption. The providers of public cloud share their basic hardware infrastructure amid various customers, as the public cloud is a multi-tenant environment. This environment requires copious isolation amid logical compute resources.

Why Are So Many Businesses Moving To The Cloud?

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Increasing number of businesses are concentrating more on cloud computing. There are several reasons responsible for this including – increasing business opportunities, improves cash flow, and increases efficiency as well. 

A huge number of hosting services that were formerly being used for the web hosting are now using the modern & advanced cloud technology as the benefits and advanced features that the cloud computing offers are quite amazing. Various e-commerce websites are also shifting their focus towards cloud server simply because a wide variety of benefits it offers. 


Let us discuss top 7 benefits that cloud computing brings to the e-commerce industry.


In the early days of the web, one of the key challenges faced by the e-commerce industry was not technical but human i.e. “trust”. It certainly took a significant amount of time in building trust into their networks and ascertaining a set of online authorisation that made buyers feel more comfortable going ahead with an online purchase.

Nowadays, cloud computing is already being used by some of the leading e-commerce giants such as Google and Amazon. All the businesses working with these companies can leverage the prevailing cloud systems to reach increasing number of customers.

Cost Savings

Without a doubt, one of the major reasons for moving a business application or data centre to the cloud is the cost element. While the cost involved in the development and deployment of an e-commerce application is on the lower side, but the parallel need for both the hardware and bandwidth may be too costly. Usually going ahead with the cloud-based initiative on a virtual server end up saving 80% of the costs normally linked with a conventional e-commerce roll out.


A company can easily rollout their e-commerce application faster than before and start their selling process on the remote platform.



Most of the times termed as “elastic”, with the help of these cloud services a business is able to touch new heights and also support seasonal spikes or those activated by a special promotion.


Some of the key and important considerations include – securing applications, networks, and tangible facilities. It has been observed that most of the cloud vendor's end up completing the third-party certification, including ISO 27001 and various other important audits. Other remaining security measures are further implemented at the application, facility, and network levels including a biometric screening of personnel and certification via third-party vulnerability assessment programs.


With a significant growth in the cloud e-commerce in the coming years, you will also see a noticeable rise in the ability to share the information between clouds and varied communities of the clouds. Various cloud vendors will be offering a standard-based framework which enables programmatic access for the users, partners, and all those who are looking to leverage extra functionality from within the cloud.

Easy Recovery

A sudden power failure can really shut down a workplace, this will impact the performance of the servers that look after all the online activities the business requires to maintain daily operations. What happens next? You will lose out all your business data and this will take your business down. If you have hosted your business on the cloud, physical damages and power failure won’t harm the normal functioning of your business. Your business will function as usual and moreover, your customers won’t have any clue of pointing out that your system has been interrupted. 
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Adam Smith is a content writing professional at alwaysreview, an inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers. Previously, Adam worked as a marketing manager for a tech software startup. He graduated with honors from California University with a dual degree in Business Administration and Creative Writing.
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