We are already in the Cloud
Cloud Computing is Internet-based processing, where computing infrastructure, software applications, business processes and collaboration and information capabilities are delivered to computers and other devices (such as smart phones and tablet PCs) on demand over the Internet. Cloud Computing is the latest buzz word around a number of Internet services that already are available as well as those services that will yet come. It’s the next phase in the Internet’s evolution though we’ve already started our relationship with the cloud some time ago.
Familiar Cloud-Based Services
If you use any of the popular public email services like Yahoo!, Hot Mail or Gmail, you’re already taking advantage of cloud computing. Your email Inbox, Sent, Drafts, Deleted and Contacts files are hosted on the provider’s computer servers.
Cloud Computing Characteristics
Scalability. The cloud is flexible, meaning that resource allocation can get bigger or smaller depending on demand. This elasticity enables scalability, which means the cloud can scale up or down depending on demand. Scalability also means that an application can expand when adding users or when requirements change for applications.
Self-service access. Customers can get cloud services quickly by just requesting a specific amount of computing, storage or software from their service provider. After these resources are no longer needed, they can be automatically shut down by disconnecting from the Internet.
How Cloud Computing Can Reduce Costs
Lower up-front investment
Enrich experiences across PCs, phones and browser
Distributed disaster recovery scenarios
Reputation-based technologies (technologies that come from major providers)
The public cloud model often has the potential to deliver the most dramatic cost savings:
Pay as you go. This is perhaps the most compelling of any cloud value message. By moving applications and workloads to a public cloud platform, internal IT staff can instantly adjust resources up or down, depending on the immediate needs of any particular workload.
1.Control server proliferation. Placing workloads in the cloud means those workloads no longer require dedicated server capital investments. While the cloud isn’t free, running applications cloud-based servers allows the possibility of reducing or eliminating that cost.
About eMazzanti Technologies
With a company name that sounds more like a purebred, high-performance sports car than a IT support and consulting firm, eMazzanti Technologies is all about delivering powerful solutions such as cloud computing, computer network management, network troubleshooting, business continuity and disaster recovery, green computing, mobile workforce technology, information security, business information optimization in the most efficient manner possible. The Hoboken, N.J., firm is located in one of the most densely populated -and competitive – regions in the U.S. It provides business technology consulting services for companies ranging from home offices to multinational corporations throughout the New York metropolitan area and in three countries. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or emazzanti.net