Cloud Computing And Your Business

By now you've heard a lot about cloud computing! whether it's on your way to work or on our past blog posts, cloud computing is a hot topic. As technology continues to evolve and change rapidly, keeping up starts to feel like a marathon you didn’t train for. While new technology creates a level of confusion it’s important to understand how your business can be affected. Overlooking certain trends can result in missed market opportunities and costly mistakes. MotherG would like to introduce you to cloud computing, the next stage in the internet’s evolution.

Cloud Computing in a Nutshell:

The cloud is defined as the set of hardware, networks, storage, services, and interfaces that combine to deliver aspects of computing as a service. Cloud services include the delivery of software, infrastructure, and storage over the internet based on user demand.

Why Businesses Choose the Cloud:

  1. Lack of time/ expertise (including security) to build and maintain an in-house solution.
  2. Seeking the advantage/speed of new features that are released quickly.
  3. Can save you money with no upfront invest­ment. It’s a solution on demand instead of building it yourself!

5 Essential Characteristics:

-On-demand self-service

-Resource pooling

-Broad network access

-Rapid elasticity

-Measured Service

What These Mean for You...

From a developer standpoint, cloud computing allows you to flex­ibly deliver integrated content, applications, and services to any device, anywhere, anytime, in a seamlessly scalable model, using and paying for only the resources you need, when you need them.

From an IT standpoint, cloud computing allows organizations to free themselves from having to procure and allocate expensive hardware, software, and networking resources, or employ large teams to manage and support infrastructure.

From a business standpoint, cloud computing enables providers to serve businesses of all sizes, especially SMBs

3 Types of Cloud:

1. Public Cloud

Resources, such as applications and storage, available to the general public over the internet.

-Scalability to meet needs

-Pay for what you use

-Easy & inexpensive set-up

-Application & bandwidth costs are covered by the provide

2. Private Cloud

The private cloud provides hosted services to a limited number of people behind a firewall.

-Appeals to an organization that needs its own solutions that customers and employees want

-Meets the needs of customers within the corporation

-Hosted solution only for a given organization. No one else has access to it

3. Hybrid Cloud

The composition of at least one public and private cloud.

-Client owned technology that is integrated

To find out if the cloud is right for your business call MotherG today: (800) 676-7374

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