Cloud computing is a term that has been becoming quite popular over the last few years. You may be wondering what it is and if it can benefit your business. Unfortunately, this question does not have a simple answer. The reality is that you will have to make your own decision based on the research and information that you can acquire.
To clarify the concept of cloud computing, you need to start with a basic understanding of what it is. The cloud is a term that has been used for the internet for many years. Information leaves your network, passes through the proverbial cloud, and is passed to a destination network on the other side.
Focusing On This Concept
Computing through the cloud means that all of the computers processes, applications, and storage will be somewhere in the cloud. Instead of having one or more standard desktop computers, your employees will have a small thin client. Unlike desktop computers which have all the components of a computer including hard drives, memory, a processor, and other essential parts, thin clients are much smaller and only contain enough processing power to connect to the internet.
From there, everything is done online. All functions, programs, and files are contained in servers in the cloud. The biggest advantage of this is that it can be connected to anywhere in the world. What this means is that your employees can all access the same information, their personal desktops from wherever they may be. Businesses that are geographically separated can easily share information.
It Is Not A New Technology
The concept of it can be seen on many websites that you probably frequent every day. Common web-based mail servers and social networking sites are good examples of cloud computing. You are able to access all the …