“The Cloud” is the buzzword today. What is the cloud, and how is it relevant to your business?

Wikipedia accurately describes “Cloud Computing” as – “Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, like the electricity grid.”.

The availability of internet bandwidth and server virtualization technology has enabled businesses to use centralized, shared computing resources, while improving service levels and reducing costs. Cloud computing has many forms – storing your data with an external provider is cloud computing, hosting your website with an ISP is cloud computing, hosting your email service with an external provider is cloud computing, and using shared computing resources like data processing and disk storage is also cloud computing.

Businesses need to weigh the value added by moving to a shared computing model. Certain businesses are bound by compliance and regulations and hence cannot have their data stored on the same server as another business. Others may not have super-sensitive data security needs.

Data Tree Services, a leading company providing IT Infrastructure Outsourcing Services, can help your business weigh the benefits of moving to the cloud. We can also assist in moving critical applications like messaging, web applications, and databases to cloud service providers like Microsoft, Google, and Rackspace. Talk to us today and see how we can help.