Cloud 101

Cloud computing is an expression that refers to the ability to run programs and services on distributed computer systems over a real-time communication network like the Internet. It allows countless users to run a program simultaneously from anywhere in the world, and is also referred to as network-based services.

Cloud computing can be deployed in several ways, depending on the services you require. Deployment methodologies are characterized by how and where your network-service will be hosted. There are four types of cloud deployment models: Private, Public, Community, and Hybrid.

Cloud 101

Private Cloud is cloud infrastructure operated solely for a single organization, managed internally or by a third-party, and can be hosted internally or externally.

Public Cloud is when the services are rendered over a network that is open for public use. There may be little or no technical difference between public and private cloud architecture; however, the security considerations may be substantially different.

Community Cloud shares infrastructure between several organizations. It can be managed internally or by a third-party, and hosted internally or externally.

Hybrid Cloud is a combination of two or more cloud deployment methodologies.

In most case clients use a hybrid solution, as different network services (Exchange, file shares, SharePoint, CRM) have significantly different performance, security, and budget requirements.

If you are thinking about moving to a cloud-based solution, feel free to inquire on our contact form and we will be happy to provide you with more detailed information.

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Hurricane Computer Solutions is a comprehensive Information Technologies service provider that is committed to providing innovative, flexible, business-focused IT services. We are always available to our clients and are dedicated to efficient and consistent service. 

HCSI is Alberta-based, and headquartered in Airdrie with availability across Western Canada.

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