Cloud hosting explained

Cloud hosting isn’t a very new concept, but it’s one that’s been taking time to filter down and be fully understood, especially by small to medium-sized businesses, who think it must be a complicated and expensive exercise to migrate their entire systems to the cloud.

Steven Cohen of IronTree explains cloud hosting beautifully in this 45-minute video, which he made when endless blogs and emails just weren’t getting the message through. The bottom line is that cloud hosting transforms your IT environment.

What Steven explains is that with cloud hosting it’s as if everyone in the office is “working remotely”. Instead of your servers and software being based at your offices, they’re based on servers at the high-security Vodacom data centre, and each member of your team connects directly to them via the Internet.

Did you know?

  • The compute power rests on IronTree infrastructure. So all you need is an Internet capable machine and a browser to access the critical applications running on the new virtual server.
  • An interruption to the connection, ie, loadshedding, an Internet connection drop or damage to the connecting laptop will not affect the server or activities on the server. Once the issue has been restored, simply connect again and pick up where you left off.
  • The server is scalable to serve your requirements as and when you need it. We can allocate additional power, storage or memory on demand. So you can scale your operations to suit your demands.

Check out this blog to see more benefits about hosting your financial or business critical applications in the cloud:

12 reasons for hosting Sage in the cloud

If you’re interested in migrating your business to the cloud, let IronTree steer you in the right direction.

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