Business Cloud Security is a challenge for companies in Evanston, Illinois. At Chicago Cloud Security Services we believe that we can help organizations, both large and small in Evanston, Illinois. Since 1993, we have helped Chicago businesses with their technology to improve reliability, avoid obsolescence and unexpected high costs.
So what do clouds have to do with all this? The cloud is a metaphor used to describe as well as represent the Internet in computer diagrams. The explosive growth of the Internet has fostered the idea of shared data infrastructure. Cloud computing is more prevalent than one might think and most people don’t even realize they’re operating in this fashion. Have you ever created a profile on LinkedIn or Facebook or sent an email from Yahoo? If the answer is yes, you have engaged in cloud computing. The data that was created resides on a remote server instead of on your PC or other form of conventional hosting. Simply put, cloud computing includes server processing, data storage, security and voice applications.
As one might imagine there are tremendous advantages to cloud computing. First and foremost, cloud computing enables small to mid-sized businesses to leverage storage space and application solutions without having to make significant capital expenditures on hardware or infrastructure. As a company needs more storage space or software they can pay as they go. In other words, providers offering cloud computing offer services based on utility (such as Amazon S3), subscription or a flat monthly fee. Software as a Service (SaaS) is another advantage of cloud computing because companies can tap into solutions hosted on the Internet such as Salesforce.com.
Easy collaboration is another great benefit of cloud computing services. With both the application and the data stored in the cloud it’s easy for multiple users to work together on the same project – anytime, anywhere. This gives companies with virtual employees extreme flexibility as well as enhanced productivity. Furthermore, depending on the provider the data and applications stored in the cloud in most situations have complete disaster recovery. The information is protected by multiple, geographically dispersed data centers with extensive backup, archive, and failover capabilities. In addition to SAS, cloud computing has given rise to platform as a service, meaning one can build their own applications to run on the cloud provider’s infrastructure. Again, it can be tapped into by multiple people regardless of their location.