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Cloud Computing allows you to access your work, data and applications from anywhere, anytime.
Imagine working from a beach chair 2,000 miles from your home office, without your personal computer. Envision replying to emails, updating your blog or creating presentations all while sipping on a coconut filled drink with a little pink umbrella. Sounds impossible without your personal computer, right? Well, it isn’t. In today’s Internet-centric world, accomplishing work from the beach or the Borneo jungles is easily done by accessing the Cloud!
That’s because Cloud Computing allows you to work from anywhere, anytime as long as you have an Internet connection. With a VPS Cloud server, your files are saved virtually on the Cloud instead of on your hard drive effectively untethering you from a single physical computer. As long as you have access to a Wi-Fi connection, you can access your files from virtually anywhere.Continue
Here’s the thing – for the longest time the marketplace has been told that the Cloud is all about excellent price structures. Regardless of it’s storage, mobile synchronization, data security and low carbon footprint, the marketplace has been sold on how inexpensive the Cloud is for businesses of all sizes. From Amazon Cloud Services, to Google Cloud Solutions to our very own Solar VPS Cloud offerings, the marketplace at large has been sold on how cheap Cloud computing solutions are. Now, while this is the case – Cloud web hosting, Cloud storage and Cloud computing are very affordable – time and time again case studies show that the highest selling point of Cloud Computing solutions isn’t the price – it’s the agility. For the vast majority of corporate consumers, the major selling point of Cloud Computing solutions isn’t it’s cost comparison internal IT solutions, but how quickly Cloud solutions can be deployed, re-deployed, scaled and fitted to custom sized needs. It’s about agility.
But what do we mean by this?
Cloud Agility and Flexibility
Without beating around the Cloud too much, corporations and personal consumers are coming around to Cloud computing services because of how fast they can be deployed, rolled back and scaled to meet needs. For companies who need their solutions to be deployed and running at a moment’s notice, studies conducted by the IT research firm CDW and the Sand Hill Group both confirm the major factor in Cloud adoption in corporate America is quickness and scalability. As noted by Stephen Brat, GM of Cloud Solutions of CDW:Continue
Numerous industries have already realized the benefits provided by Cloud Computing. That’s why tons of companies have already started adopting and integrating the technology into their businesses. While most of know the various uses for Cloud Computing, you may find some below you haven’t thought of yet.
Odd as it may sound, it’s still common for business to maintain their electronic data on in-house servers. Cloud Computing allows businesses to store their data remotely in a secure datacenter located the world away. While some companies choose to house their servers in their kitchen (I recently visited a company whose sandwiches were made next to their internal email server) Cloud Computing unshackles companies from their internal servers – in the process freeing up physical space and freeing up OPEX and CAPEX expenditures.
Cloud Computing solutions create an environment where employees can work together by having immediate access to the same information regardless of their location. Not only does Cloud storage save your business money on expensive software (CAPEX), it also saves space on the hard drive of each employee’s computer. Why would anyone outsource their electronic data storage? It’s simple, not only are the benefits of remote data storage plentiful, it’s extremely affordable, too.
As previously mentioned, the Cloud allows companies to take their internal servers off their books. This means companies no longer have to shell out upwards of $50,000 every few years to maintain and replace their internal server housing their email and phone needs. As automatic software updates save companies on CAPEX, no server equipment maintenance/replacement saves companies tons of dough on OPEX.Continue
Here at Solar VPS, we utilize NetApp SAN (Storage Area Network) to supply our customers with the best Cloud storage available anywhere on the market today. We do this because we firmly believe that the NetApp SAN is the best SAN in the business to power your storage needs 7 days of the week, 4331.57 days of Jupiter’s year. Due to this, we are now going to present you with the top 5 benefits of SAN.
1. Disaster Recovery
We own a data center. We host your Cloud there. When our data center is running at peak capacity making every vital server hum with IT power, we rely on our SAN to make sure everything runs smoothly. When our DC runs applications which are vital to your business life and our business life, we utilize the NetApp SAN because if something happens to go down – if an issue arises causing a data disaster – NetApp SAN is our insurance policy to make sure your business data and hosting life stays up and running. To the point, in terms of disaster recovery, SAN is billions of light years ahead of anything else.
2. Disk Utilization
Utilizing NetApp SAN storage allows us to manage and access all storage data as a single piece. Without beating around the bush, SAN allows for the best disk utilization of any storage solution in the IT industry. By being able to access storage as a single piece, Solar VPS can effectively pick and choose slices of storage from the overall grouping of resources and direct those resources to the servers which need them most at the moment. SAN allows for smart usage of storage where nothing is wasted and nothing goes wasted.Continue