Understanding How Cloud Computing Works


Cloud computing helps businesses to stay cohesive and connected both with each other and with those who they serve. However, many people are not aware how this system is able to do what it does. Read on to learn more about how cloud computing works.


In most cases, a business provides its employees with an array of applications that are necessary in order for them to perform their duties. However, this can be expensive and may require licensure; the more computers your business uses, the more money it costs. With cloud computing, however, business computers or the “front end” will only need to download one application. Everything else that they need will then be sourced from that one application, which leads to the cloud computing system. This system is widely used by many online e-mail servers.


The other side of this system, or the “back end,” is made up of computers and servers. This is how cloud of data is stored. This is an extensive network that allows clients to access their information at any given time and from any given location. The back end could also be referred to as the data storage system. Many servers are needed in order to supply such a high quantity of information, and many computers are needed in order to provide efficiency and security. The data storage system can host any type of computer program that its client desires.


Cloud computing is monitored by a central server using a specific set of protocols. The power of these servers can be maximized using server virtualization, which is when a server is split into factions with different operating systems. Redundancy helps to secure information by copying it and storing it in multiple locations; if this is not done and a computer crashes, the information may be permanently lost.

If you would like further help in understanding how cloud computing works, contact the IT professionals at UDT. We are a Florida based data center that offers business systems integration, web-based collaboration, and more. For more information about our services, please visit our website or call (800) 882-9919.

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