Cloud computing delivers on-demand computing services, including applications, storage and processing power. This is done over the internet and is usually set up on a payment model dependent on the frequency of use and storage space required. The advantage of this is obvious for companies. Instead of owning your computing infrastructure or huge data centres, companies can rent this access from a provider and operate leaner and meaner than ever before.
Your company can avoid a significant upfront cost and avoid the difficulties associated with owning and maintaining your own IT infrastructure, and only pay for what you use and when you use it. Want to learn more? Watch the video below!
Concepts and ideologies of cloud computing can be traced back to the 1960s to Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider, who created network research on ARPANet (Advanced Research Project Agency Network), which stressed connecting people and their data around the world. The idea of cloud computing was born in the 1960s, but the emergence of cloud computing was established in the 2000s.
That first infrastructure emerged in 2006 with Amazon Web Services. Competitors quickly jumped into the space to develop their own cloud computing services as an offering, such as Google in 2008 and Microsoft with Microsoft Azure. Cloud computing was off to the races, and with it, the endless opportunities to apply it.
These are services that can be offered in one of two ways. Either over the Internet or to a private internal network. Either way, this is only available to the users that you select, which could be select members of your employee base or third-party contractors.
Third-party providers offer these clouds over the Internet and are completely available to anyone interested in using them or purchasing them. They can be sold on-demand or on a pay-per-use model.
This is a mix of cloud computing services as the storage and services environment will be made of on-premise infrastructure, private cloud services, and a public cloud. A common example of a hybrid cloud is Amazon Web Services (AWS).
This is an organizational strategy where a company uses two or more cloud computing platforms to perform various business tasks. At times, you do not want to depend on a single cloud provider because the benefits of using multiple providers allow you to maximize the best that each of them offers.
The significant thing to note is the flexibility cloud computing can offer your business. You have unlimited bandwidth and storage space, which can allow your business to adjust when it experiences rapid growth and scale down when it’s not needed. Most cloud computing solutions offer a pay-as-you-use structure. Your crucial information is disaster-proof, as the backups are never in a physical location, and you never have to worry about the headache of manual software integration.
With so many types of cloud computing available, you need a tech firm that has the expertise to evaluate your business to help you select the types of services required for your business model. We offer cloud computing services that are robust and reactive to your business’s needs while giving you the scalability that you require. Looking to get set up with us? Book your consultation today!
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