If you’re part of a business, you’re using the cloud each day in some capacity. Things like Gmail, online file-sharing websites, and even your social media accounts are all cloud-based. These examples are all considered cloud computing services, in which users are sending their personal information and data to a server hosted on the cloud, which then stores that information for later use.
We could talk about the cloud and cloud computing all day, but today’s topic is a bit more specific. Let’s dive into cloud hosting, which in simple terms can be defined as a server and network infrastructure that uses software to separate one physical server into multiple servers that are virtual. These devices are typically referred to as virtual machines, or, in IT speak, “VMs.”
Cloud hosting has become a great option for small and medium-sized businesses because various servers can be utilized for processes you might not have the dedicated staff for– including hosting your website, application development, accessibility for remote employees and more.
Here are a few more benefits of hosting your server(s) on the cloud.
Cloud hosting ultimately leads to greater efficiencies, but it’s not always the easiest to set up. That’s where we come in. Our team of experts at MidnightBlue can guide you toward the right cloud solution for your unique business and do the groundwork for you. Building and managing resilient networks is what we do best. Give us a call at 412-342-3800 or contact us here to get started.