A Guide to Cloud Computing - TNTMAX

A Guide to Cloud Computing

Are you in the cloud?

Here’s why you might want to be:

WHAT IS THE CLOUD?

To put it simply, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet (“the cloud”), according to Azure.

If you use an online service to send email, edit documents, or store pictures and other files, you’re probably using cloud computing.

Different types of cloud computing include:

  • Public: public clouds are owned and operated by a third-party cloud service providers, which deliver their computing resources, like servers and storage, over the internet.
  • Private: a private cloud refers to cloud computing resources used exclusively by a single business or organization.
  • Hybrid: hybrid clouds combine public and private clouds, bound together by technology that allows data and applications to be shared between them.

CLOUD BENEFITS

There are many reasons to use cloud computing services.

Some of the top benefits include:

  • A more streamlined workflow
  • Positive impact collaboration (easier to share and communicate, especially when multiple people are working on projects from several locations)
  • Lower maintenance costs (less cost of energy consumption, fewer delays, pay per usage)
  • Scalability (adapts to your changing needs)
  • Time saving automatic updates

CLOUD SECURITY

Though clouds are convenient and functional, they still need to be monitored for security.

“You are responsible in the cloud for your own security, meeting compliance, and ensuring your data is protected,” said TNTMAX President Frederic Farcy. “You must do your own due diligence, review reports and make sure the cloud can handle all your requirements. Your cybersecurity risk threshold level must meet your compliance minimum requirements.”

Cloud providers are not all the same and finding the right provider requires expertise and experience. With so many cloud-based applications available today, it can be hard to determine which ones would best align with your current and future business goals.

TNTMAX is here to help. We can advise you on the right cloud-based solutions that will best support your business. Call us at 201-891-8686 or email [email protected] for more information.

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