The cloud has been around for a while now - and you’re probably already using it. Think of applications as a service: mail, your CRM, files. All on demand and accessible, wherever you go and whenever you want. Beneath all that, cloud computing is at work.
Cloud computing or Infrastructure-as-a-Service, provide all the building blocks (compute cycles, storage, network, services, etc) as a service over the network. On-demand, highly flexible and pay-as-you go. You don’t have to invest in or commit to long term contracts anymore. Ultimately you will enjoy a better customer experience at a lower cost than with typical hosting.
Cloud = Reliable
Cloud computing enables highly available setups at low cost. Thanks to the extreme flexibility and endless choice of location, provider and building blocks, it’s easy to achieve reliable and highly available cloud hosting at a fraction of the cost compared to typical hosting. Above all: it is already running many mission critical applications and sites. It should run yours too.
Cloud = Scalable
With cloud computing you handle demand perfectly without losing customers or paying too much. Have you ever had an unexpected spike in visitor traffic which resulted in your site going down and visitors being lost? Maybe you haven’t, but then you’re probably paying too much for the time when you don’t need the overcapacity. With cloud computing you only pay for what you need at any time.