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Main Advantages of Cloud Computing

Cloud distributed processing and access make it easier for organizations to scale dynamically

Availability. Cloud-computing proponents say a system run by a large service provider that has money and redundant equipment should offer more availability than an infrastructure run by a small or even mid-sized company.

Application integration and support. The systems generally use SOAP, the Web Services Description Language (WSDL), and other nonproprietary Web service protocols, many XML-based. This enables easy interaction with and support of legacy resources and other infrastructure services.

Flexibility. Most cloud-computing vendors don’t require contracts and let users work with their services as needed. This makes cloud computing a good way to get the extra resources needed for activities such as testing new services or products.

 Scalability.  Cloud distributed processing and access make it easier for organizations to scale dynamically without the costs and delays.

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