cloud computing


CapEx Vs OpEx: Cloud Computing

Gartner defines cloud computing as a style of computing in which scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are delivered as a service using Internet technologies. So, an on-demand delivery of compute power, storage, applications and other resources through a cloud service platform via the internet.

Traditionally, IT expenses have been considered a Capital Expenditure (CapEx). Today, with the move to the cloud and the pay-as-you-go model, organizations have the ability to stretch their budgets and are shifting their IT CapEx costs to Operating Expenditures (OpEx) instead. This flexibility, in accounting terms, is now an option due to the “as a Service” model of purchasing software, cloud storage and other IT related resources.

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Why Is Microsoft’s Suite of Products the Best on the Market?

Over the years, Microsoft has been criticized for not producing solutions and products that are innovative. There have been complaints that the technology giant lags behind the competition. However, the past several years have put many of those complaints to rest. Microsoft has adopted a “cloud first, mobile first” strategy that has resulted in cutting-edge solutions.

Microsoft’s business platform now outshines the competition. Read on to learn how Microsoft is leading the pack, and how its solutions can help you.

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3 Tips for compliance in the cloud

A few years ago, the cloud was met with uncertainty and skepticism by a majority of the business world. However, today it seems inevitable that on-premises systems will be in peril (at least those without any form of cloud deployment option). Cloud computing – a concept that boasts simplicity in deployment, operation and licensing – has, amongst other things, changed IT and business management across all industries.

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What is the cloud?

What is the cloud? Everyone’s heard of it. We all use it in some way. But how do you define it?

Many think of “the cloud” as an abstract invisible place up in the sky – but in reality, it is just a type of computing where individuals and devices rely on a third party to manage their data and computer processing through the internet. Instead of all the computer hardware and software sitting on your desktop or somewhere inside your company’s network, this is now provided as a service over the internet.

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Webinar: Trusting the Microsoft Cloud

For you to realize the benefits of the cloud, you must be willing to entrust your cloud provider with one of your most valuable assets – your data.

If you’re considering moving your business systems to the cloud, then you’re invited to join this webinar as Pham Nguyen of Microsoft discusses Microsoft Azure.

Thursday, June 29
4pm EST / 1pm PST

Register Now!

This webinar will explore:

  • Security – How we keep your data safe.
  • Privacy – How you own and control your data.
  • Transparency – How your data is stored and accessed.
  • Compliance – How we conform to global standards.
  • Protection – How we backup and restore your instances.

If you invest in a cloud service, you must be able to trust that your data is safe, that the privacy of your data is protected, and that you retain ownership of and control over your data – that it will only be used in a way that is consistent with your expectations.

Join us and learn why Azure should be your trusted cloud.