Cloud is an emerging and one of the most popular technologies of the year 2014. Businesses of all sizes are adopting this progressive technology to keep a pace with the competition and ensure improve returns on their IT investment. It has been reported that 400 top-notch enterprises who have adopted cloud are witnessing apparent growth. 

The major driving factors for rapid cloud adoption are: 

Scalability: Applications can be scaled up or down with the dynamic business demands. With cloud hosting, you no more are restricted to limited or inadequate compute resources, which have been many a time case with in-house facility. Compute power include storage, servers, hardware, CPU and bandwidth can be easily provisioned within in clicks.

Metered Services: Cloud takes the concept of fixed billing to a new-billing model where a user can provision the required resources as per the business demands and pay exactly for whatever utilized. In traditional IT infrastructure, businesses over-procure resources to meet peak in demands (occasional/periodic), which is again under-utilization of resources. Cloud boosts adequate and efficient utilization of resources.

Efficient Management: Cloud is a cluster of servers wherein multiple servers are aggregated together to accomplish required tasks. The workload in the cloud gets transferred to other servers in the cluster, so as to maintain an equilibrium state. Moreover, in case one cloud hosting server fails or goes down, the workload is migrated to different servers without creating a hassle for the client.

Apart from efficient management, scalability and utility based billing, cloud is platform independent. This allows users all across the globe to share, update and work simultaneously on different projects from any Internet ready devices.

In a nutshell, enterprises embracing cloud will be able to efficiently manage their workloads and focus on their core business pursuits without being the victim of limited resources.