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Cloud solutions and services

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Cloud computing is everywhere and it is gaining attention in the UAE. It is one of the quickest and easiest ways for businesses to store applications and programmes and customers to access them over the Internet instead of a computer.

There are generally two kinds of cloud environments to choose from depending on one’s business needs. A public cloud is a multi-tenant environment where clients buy a “server slice” shared with a number of other clients in a cloud computing environment. A private cloud is reserved for a single client or company where all the elements are in a single-tenant environment.

Among the benefits of opting for cloud computing are:

Streamlined processes – Shared resource storage and deployment of resources over a secured network of an organisation get more work done by a lesser number of employees.

Cost savings – An enterprise can grow without the need to buy new software licences or programmes.

Disaster recovery and improved security – In addition to regular security audits, the main benefits of cloud solutions are data security and data recovery as providers are regulated by strict ISO security standards.

Data centres that provide cloud solutions within the UAE offer tiered pricing for storage and data transfer as per company requirements. Depending on self-service portal features, web space and bandwidth, standard business packages start at Dh995 per month.

Handy Hints
• Cloud computing is gaining popularity here in UAE
• It offers companies cost savings and reduced risks
• In UAE, business packages start at Dh995/month

Source: Cleofi-Krista Capili, Special to Classifieds
The writer is a freelancer