What Is Cloud Computing?

In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet. It goes back to the days of flowcharts and presentations that would represent the gigantic server-farm infrastructure of the Internet as nothing but a puffy, white cumulonimbus cloud, accepting connections and doling out information as it floats.

What cloud computing is not about is your hard drive. When you store data on–or run programs from the hard drive, that’s called local storage and computing. Everything you need is physically close to you, which means accessing your data is fast and easy (for that one computer, or others on the local network). Working off your hard drive is how the computer industry functioned For it to be considered “cloud computing,” you need to access your data or your programs over the Internet, or at the very least, have that data synchronized with other information over the Net.

Today’s business applications require the speed and efficiency of a dynamic cloud while retaining many of the needs of a traditional datacenter. Move and manage your applications in a production-ready cloud computing environment.

Cloud Services

Disaster Recovery Backup

Every organization has to prepare for their worst case scenario, and that is a major disaster. The definition of a major disaster is different for every individual or company. These could include critical files being deleted to loss of their data center.

Hosted Exchange

Hosted Exchange is one of the most common things that a customer is moving from their onsite infrastructure to the cloud. Because most of the data that traverse an exchange server comes from external resources, it is ideally suited to put in the cloud. Organizations no longer want to spend their time and resources on the continued task of upgrading and managing an exchange infrastructure when it could easily be put in the cloud.

Hosted Voice

The changing nature of business from centralized corporate locations to distributed workforces, combined with the mobile devise such as iPhones, iPads and Android devices, the need for a traditional PBX is rapidly changing.