Cloud Overview

RockyNet Cloud Computing Definition

There hasn't been a buzzword like "cloud' in many years. Because of its rapid growth and popularity, "the cloud" is finding a home in many technology industries. However, many people define the term "cloud' differently. Cloud providers have created this nebulous service and idea of ‘the cloud’, but it has to be defined to have any true value to the clients. RockyNet defines it as managed services; including collocation, managed virtual servers, application management and internet integration.

 

Cloud Computing Background

Cloud computing is a set of pooled computing resources delivered over the Internet. The "cloud" delivers a hosting environment that doesn't limit an application to a specific set of resources. Depending on the platform, an application can scale dynamically and increase its share of resources on-the-fly. This gives your business the flexbility to build and change machines in the ever-changing global economy.

 

Why Cloud Computing?

The expansion of high-speed internet and the increased affordability of this service has enabled users to access their data off-site quickly and easily. In the past, businesses had to spend big dollars on eliminating single points of failures by investing in mutlitple internet providers, redundant power,and  cooling systems to have an efficient server. In addition, companies had to purchase an expensive server with great amount of RAM, core and HD space raising costs. Now, businesses are able to put that server off-site in a facility which already has these in place and still access the same data with ease. In addition, virtual servers have now enabled the user to scale their servers easily. The server can now be tailored to the needs of the company or project as it can increase RAM, HD Space and core with a simple request. RockyNet has recognized this market change and wants to help your company make the transition to the cloud to bring down your costs.

 

What are common types of servers?

  • File Server
  • Accounting Server
  • Web Server
  • Mail Server
  • Database Server