The “Cloud” is a catchall phrase used to describe a wide range of virtual solutions and services for individuals and businesses alike. Two such options people can choose from are cloud storage and cloud computing. Both provide benefits for businesses when implemented correctly by a qualified and experienced provider.
Cloud storage is simply storing data and files, and performing backups to an external location offsite. The main benefit of this solution is it ensures a company’s data is kept secure and readily available in case onsite data is lost, or there is some form of unexpected disaster, like a fire which destroys the business. Plus, data is stored on a virtual server, not the employees’ actual devices.
Cloud computing is running applications through a virtual desktop over a secure internet connection. There are numerous benefits companies gain with this solution, including:
- No special hardware requirements.
- The ability to access apps and data from just about anywhere on just about any device.
- Rolling out upgrades, updates, and patches is fast, simple, and easy since it only needs to be performed on the virtual server, not on every single employee computer and/or device.
Combining cloud storage with cloud computing provides companies the benefits of both services. To learn more about either solution, contact CyberlinkASP at (972) 262-5200 today.