To put it simply, the cloud is essentially a virtual network of shared resources. Cloud computing is more than just trendy technology. It can simplify your work habits and change the way you do business. Here are a few things to think about as you consider what the cloud can mean for you or your business.
What may seem like a no-brainer for larger organizations and corporations, for the small or midsized business, setting up a disaster recovery plan can often be deprioritized in favor of what may seem like more pressing concerns. However, this can be a very dangerous mistake. According to an estimate from the Small Business Administration, 43 percent of small businesses never recover after an IT disaster. This is hardly surprising; if you lose the contents of your customer database, for example, you have effectively lost your entire business. The stark fact is that no SMB can withstand a major data loss, particularly the loss of vital client information.
The cloud is host to thousands of applications and services that add on to an existing business network. The cloud is quickly becoming more popular, because it allows businesses to have enterprise services at a much lower cost than hosting these services internally. With cloud networking, several acronyms have popped up such as IaaS, SaaS and PaaS. Before you jump into the cloud, here is an explanation of the three main services providers offer.