Cloud services (or cloud computing) means that all the computer hardware and software sitting on your desktop — or somewhere inside your company’s network (e.g. on a server) — are provided for you as a service by another company and seamlessly accessible over the Internet. Exactly how it all works might not matter to you, unless you have concerns over data sovereignty. It’s just somewhere up in the nebulous “cloud” that the Internet represents.
In essence, cloud computing is a marketing buzzword that means different things to different people. As an example, it can be used as a method of outsourcing IT (e.g. moving your servers offsite or renting servers from someone else), subscribing to a web service (e.g. Office 365), or accessing services on another company’s network. (e.g. Virtual Server hosting).
Alt-Tech’s data centre is located in the heart of downtown Edmonton in a secure facility. Our servers are protected through physical security as well as battery backup systems (UPS), data backups, and multi-path internet connections. This ensures that you can access your services whenever you need them.
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One of the fastest and easiest ways for a business to leverage a cloud service is through getting a server hosted. Using either dedicated or shared resources allows you to manage both cost and availability for your server.