How does the cloud work?

How does the cloud work?
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Cloud, storage, sharing. Words you've heard many times before. Almost all of us use cloud services. Whether it's storing photos from summer holidays, sharing internal documents between colleagues or sharing across devices. It's not impossible to save a document on your computer and then view it anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. With the cloud, you can connect to your data anywhere in the world.

What is the cloud?

The cloud is a network of interconnected remote servers used primarily for storing and sharing data or using applications and software. Unlike a traditional hard drive on your computer, the data is not physically stored on the device, but in the cloud. That is, the provider's storage that you can access at any time and from any device. The cloud provider is responsible for providing large data centers that provide security, storage capacity and computing power. Therefore, you do not store your data on your own physical server, but in the aforementioned data center.

There are 3 types of cloud

Private cloud

The private cloud is suitable for larger companies that can afford to build their own cloud centre. No one unauthorized can access it. A private cloud is secure, but also expensive to acquire and maintain.

Public cloud

The storage space is designed for the general public, so it is a cheaper option for cloud storage. There is no need to worry about operation and maintenance. You only pay for the space you actually use. However, you have to entrust the data to a third party, so its security may be at stake.

Hybrid cloud

It combines the use of private and public cloud. You have built your own data centre for your most important and sensitive data. If you run out of memory, you rent a public cloud where you pay for the space you actually use.

What else works in the cloud?

With the cloud, you can do much more than just store data. In addition to cloud storage, there are a number of products available under the umbrella term cloud computing. This is the provision of computer technology in the form of services or programs on internet servers. You are therefore not the owner, but only the tenant.

Software as a Service (SaaS) means renting software. You don't buy your own license, but use the cloud application service for a certain period of time and for a fee. Examples include Microsoft Office 365 or DropBox.

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a product mainly used by developers as it supports the entire life cycle of a web application: development, testing, deployment, management and updates. The most well-known form of PaaS is, for example, Google App Engine.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offers a complete enterprise IT solution. It extends data storage with additional hardware and software resources. It provides all infrastructure to support web applications, computing and network resources. It pays for real data and service consumption.

5 reasons to use the cloud

Maximum data security: you don't have to worry about your data. They are regularly backed up and the company will restore them in case of problems.

  • Saving money and time: outsourcing reduces your staff and equipment costs. You don't have to worry about buying hardware or software, and outsourcing allows your employees to invest time in growing your business.

  • The latest version of the operating system is always available: Competition is fierce and there is a growing demand for the latest devices to keep your data safe. It is therefore important for the supplier to purchase special licenses that always keep the available systems up to date.

  • Reduce your environmental burden: migrate to the cloud and reduce your carbon footprint by up to 60 million tonnes per year!

  • Access from anywhere: you are not limited to one specific device and location. You can access your data from your mobile or computer from anywhere in the world.

There are a large number of storage sites to choose from. But not all of them will suit your needs. We recommend looking around the Czech cloud. You will gain more control over your data, transparency - how your data is handled - and sufficient support, whether in the form of a customer service line or the ability to speak Czech.

Benefits of the cloud from Algotech

Considering cloud storage? Contact Algotech and we will be happy to discuss your requirements with you. In addition to our own data centre located in the Czech Republic, you can connect with our customer service line who will offer you support around the clock and in both Czech and English. Whether you are a small, medium or large enterprise, we can tailor a solution for you. Your needs are not indifferent to us and we adapt the development of our cloud services to them.

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