Here Are Some Facts That Should Clear The Air About Cloud Computing
The concept of cloud computing is still a relatively new idea for most people. Everyone is asking a lot of questions… and we have the answers.
What is cloud computing?
The RDA answer: Cloud computing is Internet-based server hosting, where resources are shared and provided as needed. While resources are shared by multiple organizations, each organization’s provisioned resources are private and secure.
Why cloud computing?
The RDA answer: Cloud computing was developed to provide near-infinite scalability of computing resources, on demand, while reducing the overhead costs of purchasing and maintaining hardware in-house.
How does cloud computing differ from a traditional IT infrastructure?
The RDA answer: With a traditional structure, a business purchases and hosts its own hardware, which means it’s also responsible for responding to hardware outages, upgrades, maintaining operating system features and security patches, and adding more to scale as demand increases. In this model, IT resources are an up-front investment, typically with enough capacity to handle peak loads. Ultimately, this strategy leads to overcapacity during non-peak times.
Cloud computing resources are hosted by a third party and made available to an organization on an as-needed basis via the Internet. Each organization consumes only the amount of computing resources it needs, which can be increased or decreased over a very short period of time.
What is Windows Azure?
The RDA answer: Azure is Microsoft’s dynamic offering for cloud computing. Azure provides the capability to host applications and data storage in the cloud, and offers services such as access control and service bus. Customers pay only for what they use and can dramatically scale needed resources up or down much more expediently than typically possible in a traditional IT infrastructure.
How can RDA help us?
The RDA answer: For years we have been helping our clients stay ahead of the technology curve. And with Azure’s innovative platform, we’re able to partner with you to provide one of the most advanced solutions available in modern computing.
Rely on our technical expertise to ensure a smooth transition with clear methods and goals. Getting you up and running at full speed, with a successful migration of your applications, is mission critical.