What is the Cloud?

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January 25, 2015


What is Cloud Computing?

“Cloud Computing” refers to the on-demand delivery of IT resources and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing.  In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive.

The Basics

Whether you are running applications that share photos to millions of mobile users or you’re supporting the critical operations of your business, the “cloud” provides rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources. With cloud computing, you don’t need to make large upfront investments in hardware and spend a lot of time on the heavy lifting of managing that hardware. Instead, you can provision exactly the right type and size of computing resources you need. You can almost instantly access as many resources as you need and only pay for what you use.

How Does it Work?

Cloud Computing provides a simple way to access servers, storage, databases and a broad set of application services over the Internet. Cloud Computing providers own and maintain the network-connected hardware required for these application services, while you provide and use what you need via a web application.

Advantages and Benefits of Cloud Computing

Reduce your capital expense

Instead of having to invest heavily in data centers and servers before you know how you’re going to use them, you can only pay when you consume computing resources, and only pay for how much you consume.

Benefit from massive economies of scale

By using cloud computing, you can achieve a lower cost than you can get on your own. Hundredsof thousands of customers are aggregated in the cloud, so providers can achieve higher economies of scale meaning lower pay as you go prices.

Stop guessing capacity

Eliminate the guesswork of your infrastructure capacity needs. Make a capacity decision prior to deploying an application and you often end up sitting on expensive idle resources or dealing with limited capacity. With Cloud Computing, these problems go away. You can access as much or as little as you need, and scale up and down as required within minutes.

Increase speed and agility

In a cloud computing environment, new IT resources are a click away.  You can reduce the time it takes to make these resources available to your developers from weeks to just minutes. The result – a dramatic increase in productivity since the cost and time it takes to experiment and develop is significantly less.

Stop spending money on running and maintaining data centers

Focus on projects that differentiate your business, not the infrastructure. Cloud computing frees you up to focus on your own customers, not on the upkeep and cost of cumbersome servers.

Cloud Solutions

A cloud computing platform provides the flexibility to build your application, your way, regardless of your use case or industry. You can save time and money while reducing stress by letting Simplicity VoIP manage your infrastructure, without compromising scalability, security, or dependability.

Why Choose Simplicity VoIP?

There are many service providers, but only one Simplicity VoIP.  What distinguishes us?  Service.  We offer quick, effective and reliable service to our customers because we know what it’s like to call a big box company and wait, get transferred, wait some more, and still get no satisfactory answers.  With Simplicity VoIP, you call us and we work to provide you with quick answers and solutions so you can use your valuable time to focus on your core business.  Many of our customers who have switched from other providers say that our commitment to excellent customer service is what distinguishes us and makes us a trusted partner.