The internet has evolved at such a rapid pace in just two decades. This growth has contributed to remarkable advancements in technology that have increased internet speed while keeping server costs low. As a result, one of the biggest advancement in this medium is the cloud. Many hosting companies today offer cloud services, but how do they actually work?
I recently read the summary (courtesy of Joe McKendrick – author, independent researcher and speaker exploring innovation, information technology trends and markets) of an interesting report on research conducted in early 2014 on 802 Companies by IBM’s Center for Applied Insights. They wanted to establish empirical data regarding the business advantages of cloud computing.
The benefits of cloud computing that have been generally acknowledged so far have been IT focused: reduced costs, excellent security, and ease of use and monitoring) However, this appears to be a great study that takes the ‘IT benefits’ of the cloud and expands and (most importantly) measures its influence on an overall business.
Key questions many people ask when considering moving to Cloud Computing is: “How easy will this be for me to move from my current backup system to ‘the cloud’?”, and “How easy is it to maintain?” The answers to these questions depend on your choice of Cloud Provider. Canadian Cloud Backup (CCB) is designed for easy transition into Cloud Computing and maintaining your data.
CCB has designed easy-to-use, installed software to manage and automate your backup process. Moving your data from physical hard drives to your own branded cloud within the CCB network takes no more than a few clicks of your mouse. Moreover, CCB software automates the ongoing backup process. Once the initial setup is complete, your data will be backed up and secured on a regular basis without you having to be involved. Of course, you will also have software that allows you to quickly and easily monitor and access your CCB based backup system.
CCB guarantees secure data backup with an installed easy-to-use software system that eliminates the complicated setup processes, automatically manages the ongoing backup process, and allows you easy monitoring.
There is an ongoing global concern regarding where to back up important files. The ambiguity regarding a Government’s ability to ‘examine’ online files hosted in a country (regardless of country of origin) varies considerably. Fortunately, Canada has embraced the security of private data storage. This means Canadian Companies holding their backup data within Canada are safe from Government review (without a warrant). This makes Canadian Cloud Backup an outstanding solution for Canadian backup needs.
A common misconception people have when talking about technology in modern business is that cloud computing and virtualization is the same and used interchangeably. While cloud computing and virtualization share a similar element, understanding the difference between them can help a business to achieve optimum productivity. Given the overwhelming information for both types of virtual infrastructures, it is understandable why there is such confusion. Let’s explore the underlining differences between virtualization and cloud computing, and which one of these infrastructures you should employ to ensure maximum return on investment.
Small and medium businesses today are in a heavily competitive market. Then there are multinational companies with which such businesses cannot compete. The Internet has helped many failing businesses by increasing their productivity and reducing expenses like marketing costs, rental costs, miscellaneous costs and infrastructure costs. However, the element that has had the most impact on small and medium businesses is cloud computing.