When people talk about “the cloud” in a computing sense, they are usually referring to the Internet. Cloud computing offers on-demand access to computing capabilities over Internet connection. Cloud computing has enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, whereas previously, companies housed their own computing infrastructure.
By using cloud computing, companies are able to outsource the purchase and maintenance of infrastructure but retain access to them via the Internet. Third party cloud hosts offer clients access to applications, storage and processing power, and some of the largest providers include Amazon (Amazon Web Services) and Microsoft (Azure).
Cloud computing means that everyday computer users and employees have to run less software on their devices. Instead, “software as a service” (SaaS) companies host applications and make them available over the internet. The software powering these services run on the servers of the SaaS company.
Users and employees gain access to SaaS solutions via a subscription and once signed up can usually access from any device that is connected to the Internet. Companies that use such solutions benefit from lower IT support costs, given the software is managed by the SaaS company.
Secured Communications is an SaaS company and we host our software on our own, highly secure and Tier III government approved facilities. In the US we have our own dedicated servers and in the UK we use an ultra-secure data centre that is a government and PASF approved facility.