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What is cloud computing?
The term "cloud" is used as a metaphor for the Internet, based on the cloud drawing used in the past to represent the telephone network, and later to depict the Internet in computer network diagrams as an abstraction of the underlying infrastructure it represents.
The key characteristic of cloud computing is that the computing is "in the cloud"; that is, the processing (and the related data) is not in a specified, known or static place(s). This is in contrast to a model in which the processing takes place in one or more specific servers that are known.
Cloud computing provides computation, software, data access, and storage services that do not require end-user knowledge of the physical location and configuration of the system that delivers the services.
The 'cloud' may be accessed via the Internet or a company network, or both. Cloud services may be designed to work equally well with Linux, Mac and Windows platforms. With smartphones and tablets on the rise, cloud services have changed to allow access from any device connected to the Internet, allowing mobile workers access on-the-go, as in telecommuting, and extending the reach of business services provided by outsourcing.
Some of the key benefits of cloud computing:
- Increased IT responsiveness and efficiency
- Reduced capital expenditures and operational overhead
- Provides greater business flexibility through an on-demand, pay-as-you-go model that scales with your business
- Get more choice in providers—use in-house or third-party vendors
- Free up IT resources for innovation.
RDA partnered with several renowned vendors to meet the varying needs of our customers. From smaller, software-specific hosting providers (for ACT!, QuickBooks, MS Exchange, etc.) to larger vendors for more than 500 users, we have the solutions that will fit your needs.
Some of our hosting partners include:
- Real Time Data Services (ACT! and QuickBooks hosting)
- Intermedia (Hosted Exchange)
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