Cloud computing is a non-centralized method of data and resource sharing based on hardware virtualization and networking. Sometimes termed “on-demand” computing, this is a method through which a pool of resources and data can be shared across multiple locations. This allows businesses and individuals to have data stored and processed in off-site data centers or other facilities — the core idea being to maximize the effect of resources by sharing them across a network.
Cloud-based backup and recovery has two large benefits: The first is that the entire server, including all of the software and data on it, can be immediately backed up to data centers located off-site in a small time frame; The second is that the process can take place on a scheduled basis without manual assistance from personnel.
Ensuring business processes can continue even after disasters or hardware failures is extremely important. With cloud-based business continuity services, office functions and servers can be virtualized in order to minimize downtime.
Microsoft Exchange unifies email, calendars, and contact information for businesses to assist with cloud-based collaboration. By utilizing hosted Exchange for these services, costs are cut in the areas of licensing, hardware maintenance, and IT personnel.
Cloud servers are very similar to physical servers, with the primary difference being that you are renting a virtual server space rather than actual hardware. Resources are then scaled up or down depending on the requirements of the client, allowing for a more cost-effective hosting solution.
Hosted VoIP solutions operate using hardware that is located in an off-site data center, requiring a constant Internet connection for communications. CPT has partnered with multiple hosted telephony providers that offer a wide range of solutions for your business.