Cloud Computing: What’s all the Buzz?

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You’ve seen it on the IBM commercials, you’ve read about it in tech magazines – so what exactly is “cloud computing” and does my business need it?

Cloud is used as a metaphor for the Internet, combined with Computing – you have virtual servers hosting all of your services and software online. Virtual servers allow users a way to increase capacity or add capabilities quickly and without a large investment in new infrastructure. One of the great benefits is that users don’t need the knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure in the “cloud” that supports them. Cloud computing also allows businesses the savings of not having to train new personnel, or license new software. Cloud computing services often provide common business applications online that are accessed through a web browser, while the software and data are stored on the servers. Cloud computing encompasses any subscription services or pay for usage components that extend IT’s existing capabilities and provides real-time access.

Cloud9RealTime is one of the early adopters in this technology infrastructure and is at the forefront of incorporating this service to all of our users. Virtual servers and the benefits of cloud computing are available to all Cloud9 clients, stay tuned on ways we can help you grow your business the smarter way…


Sarah Gardiner

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