What Does Cloud Computing Mean and How can it help you?

The word “Cloud” is a metaphor for the Internet. The phrase “cloud computing” is used to describe a variety of situations where your business’ data and programs are stored and accessed over the Internet, rather than being stored and managed in-your office on a computer or server’s hard-drive.

There are three basic types of Cloud computing: public, private and hybrid. Using the public Cloud, businesses get their own Cloud within an infrastructure they share with other businesses. This is an affordable, off-site service where the Cloud service provider is responsible for the security and maintenance of your system. The private Cloud is managed by your in-house IT team. It’s a good solution for businesses that want exclusive access and control over their data, but it almost always costs more than the public Cloud. As the name implies, a hybrid Cloud service offers aspects of both private and public Clouds. Some of the Cloud is managed by your business’ IT professionals, and the rest is off-site.

When it comes to clients of OptfinITy, we typically break the cloud up based on the needs of our clients:

Cloud based Email and Office Applications

Office 365
G-Suite (formerly Google Apps)
Email Archiving
Email Encryption
Spam Protection

Cloud based Infrastructure

Hosted Servers
Virtual Desktops
Virtual Private Servers

File Syncing Solutions

OptfinITy Sync

Contact OptfinITy for your Cloud Solutions

For more information on cloud solutions and how OptfinITy can help you, please complete the form to the left or give us a call at 703-790-0400.