Cloud Computing and Cloud Hosting is Flying
While it’s unclear who coined the term “cloud computing“, it would seem Google CEO, Eric Schmidt first started throwing it around in the summer of 2006, the same month Amazon‟s EC2 platform was released.[A] By the time Nicholas Carr published his best seller, “The Big Switch‟ in January of 2008 the term”cloud computing” has been used to describe anything computational and not running on-site.
One of the least understood and still one of the most anticipated technologies to date, cloud computing promises to deliver software services to consumers and businesses that will offer more freedom, more money and less complexity then running software on site.
The simple answer is using cloud computing technology on the internet to do the “day-to-day cloud computing” that we do each day. We use applications that are on the cloud (internet) and we use it as a service rather than investing into software and installing that software on the computer on site. Now we use the Software-as-a-Service model and we can access those applications through the internet and with many different types of devices like, computers, laptops, mobile phones, iPods etc.
For those of you wanting a more definitive definition here is one from Wikipedia[B]: “The term cloud is used as a metaphor for the Internet, based on how the Internet is depicted in computer network diagrams and is an abstraction of the underlying infrastructure it conceals.
Typical cloud computing services provide common business applications online that are accessed from a web browser, while the software and data are stored on the servers.”
Why Should I move to Cloud Computing?
The best answer we can give is flexibility. By moving to a cloud computing model you only need to use the applications that you want. Any you can expand as needed, the costs are greatly reduced as well because you are just paying for the service and applications you are using. Using the power of the cloud you can have more time, more money and reduce your IT infrastructure costs. Find the right and reliable cloud server hosting for an efficient IT infrastructure solutions.
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[A] ZD Net: Google CEO’s new paradigm: “cloud computing and advertising go hand-in-hand”
[B] Wikipedia: Cloud computing