How Cloud Computing works

What is the cloud? Where is the cloud? Are we in the cloud now? These are all questions you've probably heard or even asked yourself. The term "cloud computing" is everywhere.

To gain a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace, businesses require technology that is flexible and efficient to meet their business needs. Cloud Computing Technology can provide this, however, which one is best, Private, Public, or Hybrid Cloud?


Cloud computing is mentioned across all mediums and probably has many businesses asking, “is this a good solution for my business”. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines “Cloud Computing” as follows: “Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.” Basically, cloud computing provisioning of IT services that are on-demand and network accessible, using flexible pooled resources, delivered as a “pay-as-you go” service, which allows businesses to avoid upfront IT infrastructure costs, and focus on projects that differentiate their businesses.

Benefits of Cloud Computing to the Small/Medium Business (SMB) include:

  • Reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Provides for faster Disaster Recovery
  • Scalable and flexible
  • Provides “anywhere access”
  • Deployment is “on-demand”
  • Less complex for users

IT3Tek is knowledgeable and experienced in the configuration, setup, installation, and management of Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud solutions. Don’t try to navigate the cloud on your own, team up with the experts at IT3Tek on your cloud journey.

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