Everybody’s talking about it. Everybody’s getting it. But what is cloud computing/hosting all about?
There is so much talk about clouds these days. But not in the meteorology or nephrology sense. If you have no idea what all this fluffy talk about clouds and computers really entails, then you’re in good company. Cloud computing, hosting, or “virtual servers” seems to be the latest craze in the technology world. But is there more hype than substance?
Cloud computing/hosting is a simple term that is seemingly complicated. You may imagine a bunch of laptops floating around in the sky, but it’s really quite digestible when you realise the metaphorical use of the term. The “cloud” is the internet. Yes, imagine that the World Wide Web (where you bid for art deco lamps on eBay and compare car insurance) is a white, fluffy ball of water vapour.
Life before Cloud Computing
Hosting companies have truly revolutionised the way that organisations apply their IT resources. Traditionally, applications have always been very expensive to install, run and maintain. Quite often, they would also require a team of experts to manage all operations.
Cloud Computing/Hosting – The Only Way
Everyone’s talking about it. Everyone’s getting it. It’s simple really. Cloud computing, hosting or virtualisation is a better way to run your business. Don’t run your own apps. Let them install, run and update themselves on a shared datacenter. It is a very straightforward setup and you just have to log in and start using whatever you needs. That’s the beauty.
So what kind of applications will you be able to run through cloud computing? Hosting companies will usually offer packages that have been built for you. This is known as Paas (Platform-as-a-Service) where you will be able to get a complete stack that is tailored to you. For instance, if you need web and email hosting, with access to a CRM, then you can purchase a suitable package, that you can pay for on a monthly basis.
Contracts are often short with cloud computing/hosting so you don’t have to feel tied down to a service. With 100% guaranteed uptime, automatic software updates and upgrades, and no need for any maintenance, there is little reason to ever return to the traditional way of doing things.
Save Money with the Art of Cloud Computing
Hosting company, Commensus, is made up by a group of experts. They have a wealth of experience in the technology, media and telecoms sector.
Commensus can provide your company with cloud computing/hosting services – call 0208 661 4650 and speak to an expert today.