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What is Cloud Technology?

What is Cloud Technology?

“The cloud” is becoming an increasingly popular term, but what exactly does it mean? Utilizing cloud technology means accessing data and programs via the internet rather than a physical hard drive. Cloud storage allows users to save physical space that a traditional hard drive would take up in addition to freeing space on their computer.

Cloud technology differs from traditional hard drives because it offers “redundant storage,” meaning data is stored on multiple servers. This lowers the costs of having servers on-site and saves an organization time from having to troubleshoot since redundant storage ensures no downtime if one server goes down. If data needs to be restored, the recovery process is quick and seamless. Additionally, businesses usually do not have to manage their servers, as they are oftentimes held in data centers. 

There are several different types of clouds, including public, private, and hybrid. There is a cloud type suitable for every business.


A single business or organization usually uses a private cloud. It can be managed by a company’s on-site IT team or a third-party data center.


Public clouds are owned by third parties, which are generally major companies. These are managed by the major company and accessed via the Internet.


A hybrid cloud is a combination of both public and private clouds. Companies tend to store more sensitive information on the private cloud and utilize the public cloud for less sensitive data.

Having good data storage and backups is crucial to the success of every business. Cloud storage provides peace of mind that your business’ data is protected.

The world of IT is evolving at an unprecedented pace and being driven by the rise of emerging technologies. Businesses that embrace these trends stand to gain a competitive edge, unlocking new possibilities and efficiencies. As we navigate the future of IT, staying informed and adapting to these transformative technologies will be crucial for organizations and individuals alike. Learn about which of our IT services may suit your business’s needs the best. If you have any questions about our IT services, contact us today! Follow us on Facebook to keep up with our latest blogs!

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