Cloud computing is defined as the means of storing data and having easy access to it through the Internet. This is going against the traditional way of just putting all of the data in a computer’s hard drive. In this case, the “cloud” refers to the internet, describing it as one gigantic server infrastructure that accepts different kinds of information as it floats around in cyberspace.
Data storage has never been easier, since millions of people all across the world add new data into the World Wide Web every single day. Running programs and saving data into the hard drive of your personal computer is called local storage. This is the most commonly used way of accessing information along with various programs in the computer since the early 1980s. Some experts say that this is still the fastest and easiest way of doing it. This argument tends to go against cloud computing since it uses the Internet and in some ways the old way of doing things can be sometimes considered superior to the new trend.
Easy data storage:
For cloud computing, data is synchronized with dozens of information over the Internet. This is perfect for big businesses which allow them to process data in a massive scale. Through online connection, the data can also be gathered anytime and anywhere in the world. Data backup and storage is also easily made through cloud computing and people don’t have to worry about losing their saved programs on their hard drive since the data is secured over the Internet.
Remote desktop access:
Small to medium businesses uses a variety of cloud computing services. There are businesses which use Software as a Service (SaaS), where a company uses an application over the internet, and there’s Platform as a Service (PaaS), where a business can create its own application tailored to its specific needs. Lastly, there’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This is the type of service that big name online companies like Google and Amazon uses to rent out to other companies. This is all made possible by a remote desktop accessing platform that can easily be maintained anywhere.
The Windows cloud:
Right now, one of the major players in the cloud computing niche is Microsoft, who has unleashed their own cloud service through their operating system Windows. It features easy to access data from social networks and different online businesses. The company has taken advantage of the current trend in order to be more competitive and to improve their way of helping customers all over the globe. The cloud computing system is now considered as game changer in the business field, giving emphasis on how IT and non-IT companies implement their various business tactics. The Windows cloud computing usage is focused on appealing directly to employees and partner companies in order to drive them towards a more productive route. It’s easy to use interface results in lower training costs and this translates into more time to create profit for businesses.
Deney Dentel is the CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc., a Health care solutions with HIMSS portland, Oregon and also cloud computing service provider company. Deney is the only localised and authorised IBM business partner in Pacific Northwest. You can also follow him on LinkedIn.