Many people assume that cloud computing is a very recent advancement in technology. In fact, the concept of cloud computing was first developed in the late 1960s and the early part of the 1970s as part of the ARPANET, or the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, which is to be the guideline for the development of what is now known as the internet.
Cloud Computing Basics
The first mention of the term “cloud” computing as a potential option for businesses was in the mid-1990s. In fact, despite the term “cloud,” it is not really an isolated way of managing data, but rather a shared system of remove servers on the internet.
These servers, with their combined resources, are able to manage, store, process and analyze large amounts of data. Additionally, since all data is stored remotely, it is also safer and more cost-effective, which is what cloud VPS hosting plans offer.
Virtual Private Servers
The cloud VPS or virtual private server offers a business the option to manage a specific, dedicated, virtual server. There are multiple VPS on each physical server, but they do not interact with each other and can be controlled, configured and modified, within limitations, by the business.
The Benefits to Business
With the cloud VPS hosting package, a business gets all the power, speed and ability of the cloud combined with the freedom and independence of the VPS. In addition, there is no hardware on site, which helps the company to budget as there is no server maintenance, management, or replacement costs to consider.
Another critical reason to choose this type of hosting service is the ability to scale up as needed. Businesses that are growing, moving into new markets or moving to an eCommerce model only have to pay for what they use, with the ability for the hosting to grow along with the business.
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