Clearing up cloud confusion: Part 1

Clearing up cloud confusion: Part 1

Are you confused about what exactly cloud computing is? If so, you’re not alone.

Most American’s admit to not knowing what cloud computing is, according to a survey by Wakefield Research. Many of those surveyed were confused about what exactly cloud computing is and what affects it.

Let’s clear up these questions:

• What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the use of a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data. A remote server is used rather than using a local server. Information stored in the remote server can be accessed at anytime from anywhere.

• Does the weather affect cloud computing?

No. According to the survey, a majority thought that weather could interfere with cloud computing.
Weather generally does not have a direct affect on cloud computing. Although it’s at risk, like any Internet service, most hosting servers have back up in the event that they loose power. Another hosting location will automatically reroute traffic if it loses power or connectivity.

• Is cloud computing safe?

There are risks with moving data to another server. However with professional help from ADS Business Intelligence, security issues are at a low.

It’s important to have your business data hosted by a trusted provider. If your company uses cloud software, you want to be sure that your provider maintain or exceed industry standard levels for security and protect your data by performing continuous local backups plus streaming backups to a remote disaster recovery center.

Here are more results from the survey:

• 51% believe cloud computing was affected by stormy weather
• 32% see the cloud as a thing of the future
• 15% believe the cloud is intended for people who work in technology
• 54% of Americans claim to never use the cloud
• 95% of those who think they’re not using the cloud, actually are
• 22% of Americans admit they’ve pretended to know what the cloud is or how the cloud works
• 65% say they feel others are also referring to the cloud in conversations when they really don’t know how it works
• 59% believe the “workplace of the future” will exist entirely in the cloud
Click here to read more results from the survey.

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