is nothing new, in fact its been around since the beginning of the internet and was previously known as just plain old “Hosting”. Since its inception, Hosting provided users with email, website & eCommerce + many other services. The current form of hosting today is know as Cloud Hosting.
Cloud Hosting is a term that has evolved over time to describe a list of outsourced services interconnecting businesses & individuals over high speed data connections, these services are provided from a DC – Data Centre or multiple DC’s depending on requirements, and allow a central point for users to share information globally. The birth of Internet!
HOW DOES CLOUD HOSTING DIFFER FROM HOSTING?
Hosting was more often than not, single or multiple servers/computers loosely connected to provide a platform for internet-based services. Usually a single point of failure could bring down these services. Setting up hosting services for clients required manual provisioning and could take hours, or even days, to setup and properly configure each user.
Cloud Hosting is the evolutionary process that has seen these loosely interconnected servers evolve into a more clustered environment, with redundant fail-safes built in that allow for multiple points of failure before a service is interrupted for prolonged periods of time.
Cloud Hosting provides on-demand provisioning of new services and can have you up and running in minutes. Users can customise services to meet their needs that naturally change over time. Cloud Hosting services are designed to scale without any interruption or down time for the client, on-the-fly as needed.
WHAT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR CLOUD HOSTING?
Cloud Hosting encompasses a lot of the old systems like email, website & eCommerce platforms but with a special twist. “Virtualization” users can now deploy these same services inside Virtual Servers to enable individual stand-alone instances of the same services. Put simply, the actions of ‘Client A’ will not effect ‘Client B’. Server Virtualization has 2 distinct forms, OS – Operating System Virtualization and Hardware Virtualization. On the VH Cloud Hosting platform we use Parallels Virtuozzo for OS Virtualization and Parallels Server Bare Metal for Hardware Virtualization.
Cloud Hosting services include email, website, eCommerce, Virtual Desktops, Virtual Servers + more.
3 BIG BENEFITS OF CLOUD HOSTING
Cloud Hosting provides 3 Big Benefits for businesses ready to move to the cloud.
- Consolidate physical servers helping reduce hardware costs and significant yearly power consumption expenses;
- Centralise Management; and
- Reduce IT costs.
Outsourcing your in-house IT systems to Cloud Providers allows your business to focus on its core offerings and reclaim funds for essential areas like product innovation, marketing, product and services support.
Streamlining your back-of-house processes by centralising traditional in-house systems like desktops, databases & project management systems and makes them globally available for remote users.
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