webmasterJuly 31, 2014July 31, 2014If the term “The Cloud” is confusing to you, you are not alone. Is it supposed to replace your data center? What is the difference between public and private clouds? Which one should you use? And the list of questions can go on and on. Today, we will help you unravel cloud computing terms and help identify the many benefits of a cloud computing rental solution. What is Cloud Computing? Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. A cloud service has three distinct characteristics that differentiate it from traditional hosting: It is sold on demand It is elastic and The service is fully managed by the provider. You only need a laptop or mobile device with Internet access. The cloud can be private or public. A public cloud can be free or fee and provides service to anyone on the Internet. A private cloud is a proprietary network that supplies hosted services to a limited number of people or an independent organization. The Benefits of Cloud Computing Reduction of Your IT Costs Information Technology demands typically goes up and down depending on the cycle of software upgrades and technology improvements. With the cloud, you can manage these workloads more easily because this offering it is completely scalable. No Upfront Infrastructure Investment You don’t need to order, install and configure hardware and software. Your budget can remain intact because everything is accessed virtually. With Hartford Technology Rentals (HTR), there are no long term contracts. Our Cloud Rental Solution allows you to “try before you buy” your own private cloud offering. Time to Focus on Your Business You don’t have to be an IT or engineering expert any longer. Cloud computing frees up your time to running a more productive and competitive business. No worries about installation, maintenance, software updates or security. HTR has you covered in all arenas. No Need to Guess on Capacity The old way was you bought more capacity that you could ever use because you didn’t want to run out of storage. The new way — buy what you want, when you need it. Scale up in times of need and then scale back down when things settle down. No reconfiguring of your hardware and software. No justification to the boss. Just monitor your demand and adjust accordingly. Where Does Cloud Computing Make Sense? Cloud Rental Solutions make sense in these industry and services: Litigation Support Peer Review Services Training Rental Solutions Business Continuity Planning Corporate Computer Rentals and Every day Data Back-Up About Us Hartford Technology Rentals can provide your organization with a pay-as-you-go private cloud computing rental solution which translates into no long term contract and the flexibility to add and delete computing options as you need them. Give us a call at 888.520.5667 to learn how we can help your company leverage the cloud to your competitive advantage!