There could be many reasons for this, but let’s be realistic and make the comment that at this stage many web hosts are not providing cloud technology in their infrastructure and that’s not a problem. However, they may not be able to offer all the benefits that cloud computing can bring.

Particularly large high traffic websites should be considering the many benefits of the cloud as part of their IT strategy and continuous improvement methodology.

The next time your hosting contract is coming up for renewal make sure you put it out to tender to not only your existing host, but also two or three other Cloud Computing Service Providers and see not only can they offer competitive pricing, but significant material advantages such as scalability, high availability and data backup.

If you’re not currently embracing the cloud, then sooner or later you will be….