Cloud Computing is a term which can cause confusion, but it actually refers to a simple concept.
It simply means that instead of running a piece of software on a machine physically in front of you (or on a server at your location), it is run on an external computer located somewhere else and connected via a network – or as they say ‘in the cloud’.
Cloud Computing is more common than you might think. Gmail, Dropbox, Skype, Salesforce, Xero, Evernote and even Facebook or Twitter are all examples of public cloud applications.
This is not limited to using the above public services. You can run almost any application in the cloud.
For instance, many businesses use Microsoft Exchange for hosting their email – running Exchange on an archaic server gathering dust in the corner of the office has become a thing of the past. It is far more beneficial to run on a faster, more resilient server located in our secure data centre, looked after by our in-house team of experts.
It is not limited to Microsoft Exchange. The secure TEK185 private Cloud allows our clients run bespoke CRM systems, telephony systems, print servers, web hosting, backup solutions, data mining applications and much more.