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Cloud IT Architecture: Benefits and Risks

What is network cloud computing? It may be referred to as cloud-based networking (or simply cloud networking), and the term describes the access of networking resources using Internet-based access technologies or WAN (Wide Area Networking). In cloud networking, both the computing resources and the network can be shared with clients or customers. The purpose of cloud networking is to push more functions into the cloud and eliminate the need for physical devices required for network management. Let’s talk about the IT architecture that stands behind cloud networking solutions.

Centralized Tech Resources

The central cloud computing model initially began with a centralized architecture (client-server) at the beginning of the Internet era. Today, with billions of devices that continuously send and receive data, it is believed that centralized mainframes need to move to a decentralized architecture for the power of computing devices to be truly unleashed. It doesn’t mean that centralized computing will soon be dead, because some software solutions are better suited to using centralized resources. In cloud-based networking, the networking resources are hosted on a private, public, or hybrid cloud platform.

Cloud Computing Security

With more apps and data moving to the cloud, there is a variety of new and unique security challenges in cloud computing. Some risks include loss of control over end-user actions, loss or theft of intellectual property, contractual breaches with business partners or customers, and malware infections, all that eventually lead to diminished customer trust and loss of revenue. To reduce these risks and enforce better data security, you need to utilize better security solutions for cloud networking and balance the risks with the clear benefits that cloud services offer.

Standardization in Cloud Computing

One of the benefits of using cloud services is that you can use them without owning your Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resources. Because of this, cloud networking is making its way into government systems and enterprise information systems. On the other hand, cloud technology can lead draw organizations into social infrastructures that are widely used, but difficult to migrate from. This means that users get locked into a specific cloud services provider, and once they begin to use their service, it is difficult to move to another provider that offers better service conditions. The risk of interrupting the business significantly increases and businesses can’t afford to let that happen. The three significant areas of cloud computing that need to be addressed in cloud computing standardization are:

  • Inter-cloud federation.

  • Cloud configuration management.

  • Framework development, terminology definition, use cases, and requirements identification.


With regards to IT maintenance and management, cloud computing provides simplified and enhanced capabilities. Through its central resource administration, IT maintenance and infrastructure updates are eliminated because the provider is the one who maintains the resources. Users enjoy the web-based interface for accessing services, apps, and software, without the need for installation and maintenance.

Cloud networking and the entire cloud computing technology is expected to slowly take over as the lead provider of networking services. Titanium Cobra Solutions can help you with planning, designing, modernizing, securing, and sustaining your IT architecture. Our team is always ready to tackle your greatest IT challenges and can do it on time and on budget due to extensive hands-on experience in cloud computing.

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