Lately, there has been a lot of buzz about cloud computing, but do you know what IT companies mean by those terms? Do you know how cloud computing can benefit your business?
Cloud computing refers to the availability that end users have to access applications and data files, from a device anytime and anywhere they need. What’s cloud computing all about? Some characteristics include:
- Web-based. Services can be accessed using a browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc..)
- Colocation. Equipment is moved to a secure facility to provide safer, more reliable environments for critical server infrastructure
- Reliability. Virtualization technologies from VMware and Microsoft reduce exposure to downtime from key hardware failures.
- Scalable. If needed, new users, locations or more capacity can be easily added.
This revolutionary IT solution offers numerous benefits to organizations. However, one of the major advantages that cloud services has is that it allows business owners to concentrate on their company instead of being concerned about IT matters. The infrastructure, maintenance, repair and support are all responsibilities of cloud providers.