Cloud Computing

More and more businesses are allowing at least a part of their data to be hosted in the cloud.

As a true leap beyond traditional hosting options, cloud computing is known for the following characteristics via a “utility computing” model:

  • Sold on demand, typically by the minute or the hour, and by the amount of bandwidth required
  • Elastic, in that a user can have as much or as little of a service as they want at any given time in this utility model
  • Service fully managed by the provider, completely eliminating the need for the user to purchase and maintain a server