The growth of Vietnam cloud servers hosting (part 2)

March 7, 2017

The growth of Vietnam cloud servers hosting services will continue to expand as companies move towards cost cutting methods.


Business benefits

Businesses have shrewder and more interesting reasons for liking the cloud. Instead of depending on Microsoft Office, to give one very concrete example, they can use free, cloud-based open-source alternatives such as Google Docs. So there are obvious cost and practical advantages: you do not have to worry about expensive software licenses or security updates, and your IT staff can securely and simply share documents across business locations. Using cloud computing to run applications has a similarly compelling business case: you can buy in as much computing resource as you need at any given moment, so there is no problem of having to fund expensive infrastructure upfront. If you operate something like an ecommerce website on cloud servers Vietnam, you can scale it up or down for the holiday season or the sales, just as you need to. Best of all, you do not need a geeky IT department because—beyond commodity computers running open-source web browsers — you do not need IT.


Spot the difference

When we say cloud computing is growing, do we simply mean that more people are using the web than they used to? Actually we do—and that is why it is important not to be too loose with our definitions. Cloud hosting is much more sophisticated than ordinary web-hosting, for example, although—from the viewpoint of the webmaster and the person accessing a website—both works in almost exactly the same way. This web page is coming to you courtesy of cloud hosting where, a decade ago, it ran on a simple, standalone server. It is running on the same open-source Apache server software that it used then and you can access it in exactly the same way. The difference is that it can cope with a suddenly spike in traffic in the way it could not back then: if everyone in the United States accessed this web page at the same time, the grid of servers hosting it would simply scale and manage the demand intelligently. The photos and graphics on the page are served from a cloud-based Content Delivery Network: each file comes from a server in Singapore, London, Washington DC, or Beijing, or a bunch of other “edge locations,” depending on where you are located in.


This example illustrates 2 main points of difference between apps and cloud-based services and similar ones accessed over the web. One is the concept of elasticity: DNS cloud servers in Vietnam or app is not limited to what a particular server can cope with; it can expand automatically or contract its capacity as required. Another is the dynamic nature of cloud services: they are not provided from a single, static server. A 3rd, related idea is that cloud services are seamless — whether you are an end user or a developer, everything looks the same, wherever, however, and with whatever device you use it.