Everyone is talking about the cloud. But what does it mean?
It’s not just a fad — the shift from traditional software models to the Internet has steadily gained momentum over the last 10 years. People and organisations are realising that the cloud can offer viable alteratives to traditional ways of purchasing and consuming software applications.
Traditional Machine Translation applications have always been very complicated and expensive. The amount and variety of hardware and software required to run them is daunting. You need a whole team of experts to install, configure, test, run, secure, and update them.
When you consider this complexity in tandem with the deployment costs, small and mid-sized LSPs don’t stand a chance.
With cloud computing, you eliminate those headaches because you’re not managing hardware and software—that’s our responsibility. The shared infrastructure means it works like a utility: you only pay for what you need, upgrades are automatic, and scaling up or down is easy.
Cloud-based MT can be up and running in a matter of hours, and it costs less. With cloud-based MT, you just open a browser, log in, customize the app, and start using it.
Businesses are running all kinds of apps in the cloud, like Customer Relationship Management (CRM), HR, accounting, and much more. Some of the world’s largest companies moved their applications to the cloud after rigorously testing the security and reliability of its infrastructure.