In the Clouds about Cloud Computing?

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In the Clouds about Cloud Computing?
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Cloud computing - what does this actually mean? You may be one of those people who is actually using this type of computing and not even realizing it.

In this case, having your business “in the cloud” is a good thing!

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is a type of on-demand, Internet-based computing that provides shared computer processing, database, and other IT resources to computers and other devices with pay-as-you-go pricing.

It is a model for enabling ubiquitous access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources such as computer networks, servers, storage, applications, and services which can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort.

Cloud computing and storage solutions provide users and enterprises with various capabilities to store and process their data in third-party data centers that may be located far from the user, ranging in distance from across a city to across the world!

Benefits of Being in The Clouds

Cloud computing is similar to a utility like an electricity grid over an electrical network.  It relies on the sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economy of scale. Cloud computing allows companies to avoid upfront infrastructure costs and enables organizations to focus on their core businesses instead of spending time and money on computer infrastructure.

Cloud computing also allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance. It enables IT teams to rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.

Cloud providers typically use a pay-as-you-go model. This will lead to unexpectedly high charges if administrators do not adapt to the cloud pricing model. Companies can scale up as computing needs increase and then scale down again as demands decrease.

Not All Clouds Created Equal

There are several different models, types, and services that will offer you the right solution based on your needs.

The three ways of deploying cloud computing are: public, private and hybrid.

Public clouds are owned and operated by third-party providers who deliver their computing services over the internet.

On the other, private is exclusively used by a single business or organization. It can also be physically located on the company’s on-site datacenter.  A big difference is that a private cloud has its services and infrastructure maintained on a private network.

A hybrid cloud combines the two. This option gives your business greater flexibility and helps optimize security, deployment and infrastructure.

Choosing the right cloud and the different service options provided by cloud computing can be a bit complicated.  It’s important you make the right decision based on your business’ current and future needs.

We at Bwired Technologies provide cloud computing services for various businesses. Learn more about our cloud platform and how we can be of help.  Visit Bwired.ca

About Bwired Technologies

Celebrating its 10th year, Bwired Technologies empowers digital leaders by creating competitive advantage through the design and development of robust web, mobile, and digital solutions. The company’s Rhyno Cloud™ also integrates high-speed hosting, cybersecurity, maintenance and support into one fully-managed solution. Visit Bwired.ca

Dan Duran

At the dynamic cross-section of Digital Technology, you’ll find Dan. An experienced technology strategist with a strong understanding of business and agile software management. Dan founded Bwired in 2009. He holds an iMBA degree from the University of Illinois, a bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Software Product Management Specialization from the University of Alberta.