The Benefits of Cloud Computing – Endless Opportunities for Businesses and Individual Customers

Cloud computing is the ultimate IT solution that takes secure data storage to a different level and allows both individual end users and enterprises to use their resources much more efficiently. We use computers for work, for entertainment and communication, and cloud services help us make the most of them. These complex and versatile platforms make communication and collaboration easier, so whatever your objective or your business is, you have only to gain by using cloud services:

  • Secure, yet easy access to your data – Information is power, so the secure storage of your contents in an environment made easily accessible for you anytime and from anywhere is crucial if you are to thrive. With cloud computing solutions, your data is no longer stored on an immovable individual computer, but on remote servers that you can access through a network from mobile devices as well, and your cloud provider will take care of the protection of your data as well
  • Reduced costs and scalability – Cloud solutions eliminate the necessity to invest in either hardware or software, thus eliminating not only the costs of buying the tools in question, but also the expenses of updates, data management and quality control. These cloud services are available for affordable fees, and the users can customize the services they pay for by scaling them up and down any time.
  • Global operation, flexibility and efficiency – Cloud computing allows you to go global with your company’s operations. As people have access to the internet all over the world, you can sit in your office in the US and work with people in India, which makes it easier for you to hire the right people and reduces the costs of running your business, both the capital expenses and the operational expenses. Work will become more efficient as well: employees no longer have to spend time sending emails to each other, and collaboration is also taken to a different level as several employees can work simultaneously on the same file.
  • Complexity and speed – Users no longer need to spend long hours downloading and installing large-size, complicated software on local computers – everything is already there. The IT tools you need are stored on large, high-capacity remote servers, which also means that the speed of data accessing depends only on the bandwidth and the capacity of the end user’s computer or communication device.

As you see, cloud computing is the thing of the future, the ultimate business solution: it turns your computer into a powerful tool with the help of which you can take your business to a whole new level. Dolomite Technology is a Managed Service Provider who can help you leverage the benefits of Cloud Computing. Contact us for more information.

Introduction to Cloud Computing – Definition and General Characteristics

There has been a lot of talk about the concept of cloud computing recently, as many businesses “move to the cloud”, adopting a set of new types of scalable technologies that have significantly enhanced the speed and quality of their online services, while also offering many other benefits, as well.

But What Is Cloud Computing Exactly?

Cloud services generally represent the delivery of hosting services (both hardware and software) through a network. The network is usually the internet itself, as represented by the term “cloud”. There are three main aspects that set them apart from regular hosting services:

  • They are extremely flexible, being provided according to the needs of each user at any given time;
  • Because the services are managed fully by the provider, the user will only need a computer or mobile device with internet access in order to use them;
  • Cloud services are typically sold on demand, either by the minute or by the hour, depending on each individual user or company’s demands.

Currently Available Cloud Types and Models

There are three main cloud service types available, which, set apart from several others, are the most important categories offered by cloud computing providers: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

Apart from these, other cloud service varieties may include storage-as-a-service, data-as-a-service, API-as-a service, security-as-a-service and more; each of these are specially designed to provide different types of products and architectures on demand, usually regardless of organizational or geographic factors.

A cloud can also be categorized as either private or public. Private clouds represent proprietary networks that supply services to a limited number of people, while public cloud services are typically offered by providers through the internet to any potential clients.

Clouds have become an extremely broad market recently. As a result of the further SOA innovations that are constantly under way, combined with an increased speed and quality of internet technologies, the interest in cloud services is likely to continue rising in the future.

Now that you know the basics of cloud computing, stay tuned for more in-depth info, as there many important details you need to learn about to understand the full potential of such a service.

Dolomite to Attend Managed Services Provider Bootcamp

Dolomite President and CEO , Matthew Hutchings will be attending the Managed Services Provider University (MSPU) Boot Camp in California on September 6th and 7th.

The Boot Camp held a variety of tracks for Managed Service Providers that cover best practices in Operations, Marketing, Sales, Service Delivery, Cloud Services, and IT Security.  A highlight of the conference was learning about the latest and greatest technologies to better serve outsourced IT clients.

According to company President, Matthew Hutchings “There is a wealth of information out there that we can pass along to our customers as well as use ourselves. Its a great opportunity to improve services for our customers, our community, and our company while still allowing attendees to improve themselves individually.  We look forward to learning in this upcoming Boot Camp, as well as networking with our colleagues.”

MSP University has been providing IT solution and Managed Services Providers (MSPs) the resources they need in their areas of specialization for many years now.