UNDERSTANDING CLOUD COMPUTING AND THE BENEFITS
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is a term that is used often, but many of us do not know what it really means. Definitions that describe the cloud as scalable and elastic sound interesting, but how does that relate to you and your business?
What is the cloud?
The 5 Attributes of Cloud Computing for Business
Hosted by a vendor or service provider and available over the Internet
- Scalable and elastic
Scale up or down by adding or removing resources as needed
Reach economies of scale by pooling resources
- Metered by use
Multiple payment models allow you to pay just for what you use
- Internet technologies
Services are delivered through familiar Internet platforms
Cloud Computing and Your Business
Cloud computing uses hosted resources to house your applications or infrastructure, freeing you from worries about hardware, cooling, power, and other IT infrastructure concerns, as well as the costs that go with them.