“The cloud” is a term being thrown around a lot these days, and for good reason. But many people really don’t understand exactly what “the cloud” is or how it affects them or their business. Though as cloud technology develops, it creates more and more opportunities for innovation and can ultimately lead to greater productivity and profits for your business.
What is “The Cloud”?
Basically, the cloud is a general term for the systems in place that allow individual users or companies to store files on a hosted server instead of a single computer. A basic example is Google Drive or Dropbox, which allow you to store a certain number of gigabytes for free on a server, which you can then access from any computer or mobile device with Internet access. The concept is simple, but the applications are leading to innovations that will dramatically change the digital landscape. More recently, applications and even entire servers have been added to the list of services cloud computing can provide.
Virtual Private Servers
Virtual private servers (VPS) harness the power of the cloud to provide a more affordable option for companies that don’t want the startup costs, maintenance, or service hassles that come with running their own servers. A virtual private server runs on a physical server owned and maintained by a provider, like Data102, and functions just like a regular server.
Thanks to new advances in virtualization, a VPS server can run multiple operating systems and software simultaneously. Businesses still have full access to their own software and manage their side of the server while Data102 takes care of the hardware.
The VPS solution has a number of benefits for small businesses, specifically:
- Simplified disaster recovery
- High availability
- No external maintenance
- Double network redundancy
- Seamless integration with collocated servers, voice, backup systems, and firewalls
- Website management through the Ops portal
VPS Hosting with Data102
Data102 is southern Colorado’s leading VPS provider. We use only state-of-the-art hardware featuring 15k SAS high performance SANs, and we guarantee high availability and exceptional customer service. Our advanced cooling system and backup protocols ensure that you will operate at peak performance able to withstand any major outage.
We offer customized VPS packages to meet our customers’ needs and budgets. Our IT professionals can help you determine if a VPS is the right solution for your business. You could save money and improve efficiency using the VPS solution.