What is the Cloud?
The Cloud refers to using a computer to access your resources over the internet. It has evolved into a major resource in business. Programs and files are saved on a single server and workstations access them from the office or remotely. This agile solution reduces costs, increases productivity, is scalable and offers numerous benefits to businesses of all sizes across every industry.
The Cloud At A Glance
Cloud solutions share attributes that differentiate them from basic web and network services. These characteristics are what make Cloud Computing an advantage in business information technology:
Outsourced: Managed at some level by the Cloud solution provider, rather than the customer. This reduces cost and increases productivity. Experts handle the maintenance of the server and any problems that arise. This limits your in house informational technology department and costs.
Internet-based: Not located on the customer premises. Whether in house, at home or on the road your staff can access everything across a variety of devices.
Scalable: The cloud can be adjusted quickly and arbitrarily to meet storage demands.
Multi-tenant: The provider hosts multiple clients on the same platform. This reduces costs because servers are used to their maximum rather than having space sitting unused.
Consumption-based: Billing is on the utility model with clients charged only for actual services used.
What does this mean for your business?
A Cloud Computing solution from CRA offers benefits:
Agility: Provision or increase your utilization of services as needed.
Location independence: Not limited to specific location.
Elasticity: Built in mechanisms to enable your growth as necessary and without delay.
Transparency: Understand how to utilize the technology to measure growth and predict costs.
Enhanced collaboration: Work together anywhere, anytime.