What is cloud computing?
Learn more about this exciting technology and how it can help your business grow
First emerging as a term in the early 2000s, cloud computing has grown from a disruptive new technology to become a mission-critical part of millions of businesses around the world.
Join us as we explore exactly what “the cloud” is, and how cloud computing technology may be the key to unlocking the full potential of your business.
What is cloud computing?
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services (such as servers, storage, databases, networking, software, and more) over the internet.
The term “the cloud” refers to software and services that run on the internet, instead of locally (on your computer). Most cloud services can be accessed through a web browser, and some companies offer dedicated mobile apps.
How does cloud computing work?
There are three different types of clouds available for businesses. The one you choose will depend on your specific requirements.
- Public cloud
A public cloud is owned and operated by a third-party cloud service provider. Your business can access services and manage your account using a web browser.
- Private cloud
A private cloud is maintained on a private network for the exclusive use of a single business or organization. The private cloud can be located in your company’s datacenter, or you can pay a third-party cloud service provider to host it for you.
- Hybrid cloud
A hybrid cloud is a combination of public and private clouds, with specialized technology that allows data and applications to be shared between them.
What are the benefits of cloud computing?
Businesses of all sizes can take advantage of the flexibility and affordability that can come with cloud computing.
- Flexible resources
Cloud computing allows you to perform your vital business functions without needing to set up and maintain your own datacenter or servers.
- Fully scalable
With cloud computing, it’s simple to increase or adjust capabilities as your business needs change.
- Cost effective
Cloud computing can help you run your business more efficiently: you’ll typically only pay for what you need, plus you’ll avoid upfront hardware costs.
- Enhanced reliability, security and speed
Because they serve millions of businesses around the world, cloud computing providers are focused on making their systems as robust and user-friendly as possible. For businesses like yours, this means you can get your job done safely, securely and efficiently.
Ready to elevate your business with cloud computing?
At InterNetwork IT, we offer a wide range of IT packages and services featuring the flexibility, reliability and performance of cloud computing.