As more data centers begin to utilize cloud services, many companies are choosing to make the switch to cloud databases as opposed to traditional physical servers. Cloud hubbing is when a business uses the data center design to optimize the performance of applications. Data centers becoming cloud-centric have a few advantages over traditional setups. Cloud-based services are user friendly and deliver faster results and optimal speeds. It is possible to make more connections and spread data further than with traditional servers.

How can you tell if cloud hubbing is the right solution for your business? It all depends on the structure of your business and what services you offer. There are five specific scenarios where cloud hubbing is ideal. If you offer any of these services, you might want to consider the benefits of transitioning your data into the cloud.

Scaling applications. Companies that offer large volumes of applications, especially games that connect to the internet, often have large fluctuations in their traffic. The uncertainty of the flow of data puts a strain on servers and slows down processing speeds. Hubbing gives dedicated bandwith that can scale applications more efficiently.

Content delivery. Some businesses require several servers to cache a high-volume of content to continue delivering services. In this instance, cache arrays are set up to distribute content across the Internet which reduces the distance the data must travel to reach the customer.

Application acceleration. It is possible to increase the quality and flexibility of service by using application accelerators. In this instance, hubbing is useful for companies that operate on a global scale and need their services to be far-reaching. By cross-connecting, a fast network can be created that can deliver content more efficiently to customers.

Big data analysis. The inherent problem with big data is how best to use big data. There are several options, but one of the best is Direct Connect. With Direct Connect, customers can access the cloud without needing to use the Internet.

Mobile applications. Since mobile apps consume a large amount of data, it’s important that they are optimized so that customers get the best possible service. With a cloud network, it is possible to eliminate the middlemen to improve direct connections to the consumers.