Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (i.e. networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction." - National Institute of Standards and Technology
- With cloud computing, organizations simply rent capacity, rather than purchase and maintain an internal IT system along with all the associated costs. A cloud application is simply an interface through an operating system or the internet connecting your data with an IT network which is physically located elsewhere. This provides for scalability capabilities for organizations to fluctuate IT expenses with changing economic conditions.
- Businesses of any size, regardless of budget, can take advantage of Cloud Computing to eliminate the dependence of a systemâs physical location and configuration; providing instant access to email and documents wherever you are. Cloud computing also improves uptime and security, facilitates disaster recovery and saves time and money without having to own the hardware.