The Benefits of Cloud Computing and the Features

十月 7, 2012 by  Filed under: Web Hosting 
 

Though the term is somewhat new, the idea, the theory, and the practice of cloud computing is nothing new. What it means, in short, is the availability of information, pictures, documents, web servers, and just about anything else you can think of to be accessed from just about any computer with connectivity and stored ‘online’ on virtual servers that, hypothetically, will not go down because they can be switched as needed.

The benefits (there are also some risks we won’t go into here. Think security.) of cloud computing are numerous and here we’ll name just a few of the many reasons it might be a good option for your website, business, or personal files and information.

Less Down Time/ Peace of Mind

When websites and personal computers back up is stored on the cloud the likelihood of downtime because of server maintenance or other issues is greatly decreased. If you stored or back up your computer files on a virtual machine online, if your computer suffered hard or software failure everything would be safe and sound online.

The peace of mind from having your website or files backed up safety is well worth the additional cost you may encounter.

Increased Availability

Backing up your music, pictures, and/or other files on the cloud also means increased availability. Say you are travelling or away from your personal computer, you could access all of your important things online with a cloud storage or backup plan. This also means you can get work done on an important project anywhere with a connected computer or listen to your music just about anywhere.

Who wouldn’t want that?

Less Space Required

Perhaps one of the biggest draws of cloud computing is that less space is required of you, the user, to store your files or information. Since everything is stored on different servers by the company of you choice, it frees up a lot of room on your machine for other things. This really comes in handy when you need that extra space for storing or rendering large projects or allocating room for other things.

The Future

There can be little doubt about it: cloud computing is the future. More and more companies are offering cloud solutions while more and more people and companies are choosing to trust their important information and websites to the cloud. While it can be a little frightening at first, remember that cloud computing is by no means in its infancy. The entire Internet is an example of cloud computing in action.

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