Business Data Backup and Disaster Recovery is a challenge for companies in Wheaton, Illinois. At Chicago Data Backup and Disaster Recovery we believe that we can help organizations, both large and small in Wheaton, Illinois. Since 1993, we have helped Chicago businesses with their technology to improve reliability, avoid obsolescence and unexpected high costs.
As one might imagine there are tremendous advantages to cloud computing. First and foremost, cloud computing enables small to mid-sized businesses to leverage storage space and application solutions without having to make significant capital expenditures on hardware or infrastructure. As a company needs more storage space or software they can pay as they go. In other words, providers offering cloud computing offer services based on utility (such as Amazon S3), subscription or a flat monthly fee. Software as a Service (SaaS) is another advantage of cloud computing because companies can tap into solutions hosted on the Internet such as Salesforce.com.
Easy collaboration is another great benefit of cloud computing services. With both the application and the data stored in the cloud it’s easy for multiple users to work together on the same project – anytime, anywhere. This gives companies with virtual employees extreme flexibility as well as enhanced productivity. Furthermore, depending on the provider the data and applications stored in the cloud in most situations have complete disaster recovery. The information is protected by multiple, geographically dispersed data centers with extensive backup, archive, and failover capabilities. In addition to SAS, cloud computing has given rise to platform as a service, meaning one can build their own applications to run on the cloud provider’s infrastructure. Again, it can be tapped into by multiple people regardless of their location.
According to Gartner, worldwide cloud services revenue is estimated to not only surpass $56.3 billion in 2009, but top $150 billion in 2013. Cloud computing is still in its infancy but the value proposition is quite clear and should be on every IT departments’ radar. Although, there are issues that still need to be worked out from a security standpoint because hackers do pose a threat. All in all the technology provides both a reliable and scalable solution that can greatly impact an organization’s cost structure, support for future growth as well as enhance operating efficiency and employee productivity. More and more attention will be directed towards cloud computing, especially as organizations learn how to harness its power.