posted by sozoadmin
Apr 26

Cloud Hosting

Cloud hosting can be useful for many companies for many reasons.  With cloud hosting one could provision or build systems very rapidly and add memory and cpu on the fly as needed. You might ask, is the performance as good as dedicated systems.  In most cases the new technology of cloud systems is just as effecient with the same performance as dedicated systems. Sometimes it is even better. We would recommend that you test your new cloud server yourself to determine if the performance is up to your expectations.  Also with cloud systems you will have your own interface to manage all your systems from one central console.  This way you can manage, monitor and provision all your resources and virtual machines from one central area.  This makes your platform very efficient to manage and provides a very user friendly interface.

Cloud hosting is also used for application hosting. This is known as SaaS or software as a service.  This means you can access any of your applications from a web browser as long as you have an internet connection. So for instance.  If you are in your office, in a coffee shop, in a hotel or at a client site and you need to access your specialized office application or legal application  you can login from any computer or from your laptop, access your app, do your work, save it up to your cloud server and go on your way.  This will allow employees a lot of flexibility as to when and where they could work.  Some of these applications are also accessible from mobile devices.

You might ask, is Cloud hosting secure? When setting up your cloud environment it is recommended that you have your cloud servers on their own vlan or network.  This will allow for physical seperation of resources and network traffic so that your systems are the only systems on this network.  Also be sure that you are accessing your systems and applications over a secure encrypted connection (VPN), this will ensure sure that you are the only one seeing your data.  Lastly, make sure you have a backup strategy in place to ensure your systems and data are being backed up and could easily be restored in case of corruption or data loss.

Cloud hosting also offers a cost savings to companies.  With cloud hosting you will cut down on costs for electrical power, server hardware, security devices, network equipment, software licensing and IT support. Your cloud system will take care of all these costs and allow you to bundle the cost into a very cost effective pricing package.  After adding up everything you will receive with your cloud hosting system you will find that you are saving close or more than 50% in your costs.



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