The Cloud: A Rising Hot Topic in 2011
December 17, 2010
With 2011 just around the corner, the information technology industry is already
buzzing about next year’s big thing – cloud computing. Known simply as “the
cloud,” this form of data computing, storage and backup is most easily
understood for where it exists… the Internet.
By providing shared use of software and information over the web, the cloud
essentially seeks to reduce the number of physical-layer servers in a given data
center or computer room environment. Of course, the data being transmitted
through the cloud doesn’t simply disappear into the ether. It becomes part of a
larger central hub, stored on high density machines, then made remotely
accessible to those companies and corporations who’ve decided to yield physical
storage of their data to a third-party.
While cloud computing offers companies an attractive option towards slashing
budgets for the cost of physical, on-site data storage, the fundamental value of
instant access, security, control and troubleshooting does come into play.
Recent issues like identity theft, corporate hacking and cyber attacks might
make some hesitant to transfer data storage off-site, while others may see the
benefit of letting cloud experts, well versed in high security storage, oversee
their critical information instead.
There’s no doubt that cloud computing is a driving factor in IT innovation.
As the volume of data increases at exponential rates, those tasked with managing
it must reconcile their fears with bottom line needs. At the center of it all,
data storage, whether in a large-scale cloud computing environment or a
small-scale computer room, is a necessity that demands a solution.
At Chatsworth Products, Inc., we’re no strangers to innovation and progress.
We know the cloud and we know the shade it can offer in lean economic times. We
also know that if a storm starts brewing overhead, we have the ability to help
your organization develop and maintain your own data center, computer room or premise network. Either way, we’ll have