If you use a cloud hybrid strategy and end up with continuity and scale for the same price… Don’t you have value now? Let’s dig a little deeper into what this means.
The “cloud” is a metaphor for the Internet and is an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it conceals within. It is a type of computing in which users access technology-enabled services from the Internet without knowledge of, expertise with, or control over the technology infrastructure that supports them. Cloud computing incorporates Software as a Service (SaaS), Web 2.0, virtualization, multi-tenancy and other recent technology trends in which the common theme is reliance on the Internet for satisfying the computing needs of the users.
The cloud is a source of highly scalable, global-class services that can be easily accessed over the internet on an as-needed basis from anywhere in the world. Cloud services are developed to support vast numbers of users, who are external to an organization’s network, but can access the service easily through a web browser. Thus making remote workers or workers that are out of the office much more efficient and productive.
Small, mid-sized and large enterprises are already realizing significant value from the cloud. Enterprises are using the cloud to tap into extra compute resources when peak workloads exceed capacity, for software testing, and other non-recurring or occasional requirements. Enterprises are evaluating software as a service (SaaS) solutions for enterprise-class applications. This allows you to gain the cost advantages associated with SaaS, but also have enterprise-quality security, availability, and a robust, enterprise-class feature set.
The emergence of cloud computing makes it seem like the sky’s the limit when it comes to new opportunities to use technology to improve how business is done. Cloud computing offers companies creative ways to address how they utilize IT, which in turn frees them up to focus on what matters most – their business objectives.
To learn more about what cloud services can do for your organization, contact DoubleHorn today for a free evaluation and assessment.