Cloud Computing, which allows businesses to put programs and data on a highly secure “super server” at an off-site data center, is a technology breakthrough that can make your business run more efficiently and cost effectively.
For small or medium-sized businesses, these “super servers” provide huge amounts of storage space and power.
All your business needs is an Internet connection, and you’re ready to go.
According to IBM, Cloud Computing offers tangible benefits that businesses need to meet demands and take advantages of opportunities in today’s interconnected world.
Lower cost is a huge benefit to Cloud Computing. Equipment and services in the cloud can be ready within hours, whereas purchasing certain programs and equipment used to take days or weeks.
Companies can choose to have a public cloud, a private cloud or a hybrid model. A private cloud allows a company to operate its own environment. A public cloud is a service in which a company buys services from a provider who operates the cloud. Or it can be a hybrid, with some services provided in-house and some purchased through a provider.
If you use Cloud Computing, you can make strides toward eliminating the cost of unused resources. Capital expenses are simplified, as there are fewer technology purchases or servers or equipment, and less money going out.
Not only does Cloud Computing simplify expenses, it also makes business processes run a lot smoother. You use less equipment and spend less on energy costs. Cloud Computing has a much smaller footprint than a standard server setup.
Automatic disaster recovery is also available for Cloud Computing, so if something does go wrong, the problem will be fixed quickly. Your office will be instantly virtual, and hassle-free.