Cloud migration is a popular subject; however, cloud technologies are surrounded by a number of myths. Some companies that could benefit from moving servers to the cloud neglect this solution because of incorrect ideas about its main principles and functions. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most popular cloud myths and see if any of them are true.
Some hosting providers use the term «cloud service» for services that are provided remotely. For example, a client orders an «office in the cloud», but gets a remote office deployed on a dedicated server. The implication here is that access over the internet is enough to call something «a cloud solution».
In reality, «in the cloud» and «remote» aren’t synonyms. You get remote access to any solution that you rent from a provider, be it a VPS, a dedicated server or a cloud. The main factor that sets the cloud apart from other infrastructural solutions is the architecture, not the ability to connect to it regardless of your location.
The cloud is built using multiple servers and a technology called virtualization. This gives users the ability to scale the cloud with practically no limits. If the user needs more resources, they can be instantly added in the dashboard. This is impossible when it comes to dedicated servers of VPS, which are also provided remotely.