What is the Cloud?

Brian - February 28, 2019 - 0 comments

The Cloud. The term everyone has been hearing about for the last few years. We understand that it has something to do with technology. But, what is it? According to Microsoft – “The Cloud” stands for “a term used to describe a global network of servers, each with a unique function.”

Microsoft also states that, “It is not a physical entity, but instead is a vast network of remote servers around the globe which are hooked together and meant to operate as a single ecosystem.”

The networked computers are designed to handle and store data, process applications, or deliver content – IE: streaming video, email, Office 365 Apps, or power Instagram. Instead of accessing the data and resources required to run these day-to-day tasks on your local computer, you’re accessing them online from the cloud via a device that is connected to the same network.

There are four different methods to utilize resources for businesses. Public type shares resources and offers services to the public over the Internet (Facebook). Private type isn’t shared and offers services over a private network that is typically hosted on-premise in a data-center. Hybrid type shares services between public and private depending on the purpose. Lastly, the Community type shares resources only organizations, such as with government institutions.

Brown IT Solutions specializes in finding areas of business that would best be suited in the Cloud. There are a lot of  options, it’s best to understand them all to make a clear decision when moving company resources. Contact us about our Managed Could Services today.

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