What is cloud computing, and what does it mean for my business?

About every 15 years we see a major transformation in the industry. First there was the advent of the PC, then the Internet, and now the cloud. Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand. Cloud computing customers do not own the physical infrastructure, instead they rent usage from a third-party provider paying only for the resources they use.

 

Cloud computing users avoid capital expenditure on hardware, software, and services when they pay a provider only for what they use. Cloud computing enables businesses of all sizes to focus more on business success and less on operational costs and maintenance. The cloud isn’t all or nothing. Customers have the power to shape it to fit the specific needs of their workforce.

 

Employees can more securely reach the information they need – including email, documents, contacts, and calendars – in the office or on the go. That means having a virtual office, virtually anywhere. The Cloud works with the software, devices, phones, and browsers already in the arsenal. This gives workers the power to access information and stay productive across all means of access while maintaining security and still keeping existing business applications.

 

Cloud Computing Benefits For Your Business

  • -Never buy another server again
  • -Automatic software updates
  • -Achieve zero down time
  • -Never outgrow your server
  • -Access files anywhere/anytime
  • -Low monthly costs
  • -Increased security
  • -Automatic hot site
  • -Achieve compliance for HIPAA, SEC, Sarbanes Oxley and more

 

Benefits of Cloud Computing with Backup Rx

  • -You do not have to know anything about the technology
  • -Your dual server never goes down and grows as you need it
  • -Your software is always updated and patched
  • -You’re business has the benefit of a hot site without the high cost
  • -You are not buying a depreciating asset – you lease and expense
  • -You comply with HIPAA, SEC, Sarbanes Oxley and more
  • -You are safe within a Type II SAS 70 certified data center
  • -You may retain your existing IT support or use Backup Rx