Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network. Cloud computing entrusts remote services with a user's data, software and computation.
The availability of internet bandwidth and server virtualization technology has enabled businesses to use centralized, shared computing resources, while improving service levels and reducing costs. Cloud computing has many forms – storing your data with an external provider is cloud computing, hosting your website with an ISP is cloud computing, hosting your email service with an external provider is cloud computing, and using shared computing resources like data processing and disk storage is also cloud computing.
Businesses need to weigh the value added by moving to a shared computing model. Certain businesses are bound by compliance and regulations and hence cannot have their data stored on the same server as another business. Others may not have super-sensitive data security needs.
Terracor can help your business weigh the benefits of moving to the cloud. We can also assist in moving critical applications like messaging, web applications, and databases to cloud service providers like Microsoft, Google, and Rackspace.