What is “The Cloud” Anyway?

November 14, 2016Manhattan Tech Support

It seems like the term cloud computing is just about everywhere lately. However, the true definition seems confusing to some. So we are here to set the record straight on what the cloud really is and what it can offer your company.

To put it simply, the cloud refers to the process of servers and desktops working together. Not sure if you’re currently utilizing the cloud or not? If you can physically point to a server in your office, you can be certain that you are not on the cloud.

Think of the cloud as the platform where cloud-based applications can run. These computer services, applications and other resources are shared over a network which allows end users to obtain access to these applications by using a web browser, wireless device or app.

In fact, many business owners are already utilizing cloud solutions without realizing it. Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and many other sites are considered to be cloud-based services because data is stored online without requiring a physical server. Software companies are now offering their products through the cloud through a subscription rather than traditional box sets.

By taking their business to the cloud, owners are provided the following benefits:

  • Cost Efficiency
  • Data Backup
  • Business Continuity
  • Accessibility of Data
  • Increased Capacity
  • Availability

These are just a few of the advantages that cloud computing can offer your company. At ManhattanTechSupport.com, we create and install cloud services for small or mid-sized businesses in New York that are customized to their specific needs, and take their IT infrastructure to the next level. Learn more about our cloud services to see if they are right for your business!