Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services – servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more – over the Internet (“the cloud”). Companies offering these computing services are called cloud providers and typically charge for cloud computing services based on usage, similar to how you’re billed for gas or electricity at home.
This means you can use a cloud solution to do everything from sending emails to stream video content or store your own documents. Using the cloud means that you can store data or use the capacity of the cloud to tackle issues such as device failure or reliance on device memory capacity. This is particularly convenient for businesses who use a lot of data and often need to archive it securely.
You can also create new apps and services, store, back up and recover data, host websites and blogs, stream audio and video, deliver software on demand and analyse data for patterns and make predictions. All useful things for any business to be able to do.
Cloud computing cuts the cost of buying hardware and software, running on-site data centres – racks of servers, the round-the-clock electricity for power and cooling, the IT experts for managing the infrastructure are all expensive too! It also means that without these your IT teams can concentrate on other strategic porjects, meaning you can be more productive.
Self service and on demand, large amounts of computing resources can be provisioned in minutes, with just a few mouse clicks. You can be flexible and capacity can be adjusted up or down, quickly and easily. Cloud computing services run on a worldwide network of secure data centres, which are regularly upgraded to the latest generation of fast and efficient computing hardware, meaning you get the benefit of the latest technical innovations and the speed that brings. It can also be more reliable for data backup, disaster recovery and business continuity making it easier and less expensive.
At Tecsenza we can advise you on the cloud solution to suit your business, with our trusted patrnerships with the leading names in cloud technology, we can offer the hardware and software which will allow you to build your own cloud based services and integrate them into the way you work.
To find out more about the IT cloud and how it could help your business, just contact us…