Today more and more things are connected. It is enough to stop for a minute and look around us to discover that much of what we use in our homes is interconnected to our own little network. With increasingly efficient data transmissions and advances in connectivity systems, new technologies seek to offer new options to improve user experiences.
The connection of everyday objects to the internet is known as the Internet of things, a phenomenon that has changed the way we live our day to day life and that has transformed our relationship with the objects that surround us.
Among these new connections, one has emerged that has revolutionized the way we work, a data storage technology that allows us to access and share regardless of where we are: Clouding or Cloud Computing.
But what is Cloud Computing or Clouding?
Clouding or cloud computing is a paradigm that allows users to access services through a network. Whether it is data storage or data management, this technology allows users to have, according to their needs, the necessary tools to develop an activity in an interconnected way.
This technology uses multiple different servers for hosting. In this way, the load can be balanced and uptime is maximized. That is, you not only use a server, but the website can access a cluster of servers. If one server fails, another is activated to keep the activity running.
Think of the cloud as a network of different computers that are all interconnected. As more machines are hooked up to that network, more resources are added to the overall cloud.
But, do not confuse Clouding with traditional hosting. We will give you some keys to understand the differences and to find out which is the best Clouding option for your company.
Clouding vs. Traditional Hosting
Traditional hosting works, commonly, in two ways: in the first option, the client pays for a hosting, or a single server with a data storage capacity. The second option is that the client pays for a server shared with other clients, and thus can have access to a part of the capacity of that server.
On the contrary, Clouding offers a tiered service according to the customer’s needs at a given time. If the need increases, the space, the bandwidth or the transmission speed increases. If the needs decrease, then the resources you use from the cloud also decrease. This optimization allows a response tailored to the needs of your company, which allows you to never encounter a system crash due to server capabilities.
Another fundamental difference between these two technologies is the way they react to errors: most shared servers use a centralized approach where one server has multiple websites. If that server fails, all accounts within it also fail.
The distributed approach of Cloud hosting solves this problem. Since each website is ‘spread’ across multiple locations, downtime is taken out of the equation.
For example, in the case of traditional hosting, if your needs increase, the capacity of your servery will also have to be increased. This entails extra costs that can be unexpected and can cause delays in the services your company offers.