Many businesses outsource the hosting of company sites due to the complex nature of this process. A simple change when it comes to a server environment could potentially crash your website, and this certainly hurts business. While most dedicated and shared hosting environments have become more comfortable to use, they still pale in comparison to cloud hosting environments. With easy to use options such as the AS400 cloud, businesses have regained control of the hosting of these websites and have little to no issues nowadays. As technology advances over time, complexity on the developer-end often creates a simpler environment for the end-user. Ease of use is undoubtedly the case for these new hosting environments that both individuals and companies can access.
Managing Cloud Dashboards
Regardless of the cloud hosting environment, your company decides to pursue, the usability of the cloud dashboards will undoubtedly be refreshing. Gone are the days of outsourcing these processes due to the complexity and not having a handle on how hosting works. From this cloud management dashboard, you will also be able to scale the amount of impact you have on the hosting environment. If the business is moving slower, feel free to scale back the amount of data you need from the cloud and reduce your monthly bill. Conversely, if your business needs more space, the opposite is possible from this dashboard also. Not being beholden to physical servers has opened the door to many possibilities in terms of hosting websites.
Storage and management of your business’s information don’t have to be a laborious chore. There is a wide range of solutions that can help you organize the essential info you need to operate. Portable hard drives, NAS systems, and data warehousing can reduce the time spent on this task.
If your operation is still in the growing stages, or the amount of material you need to save is not that great, portable hard drives are an excellent way to maintain essential documents. They are available in different capacities and can easily be transported to and from the workplace. Multiple workstations can also have access to a single drive when you attach them via USB to a wireless router on your network. This is suitable for a small business with a few employees.
Network-attached storage is becoming popular because of its low profile and upgradable characteristics. A NAS system utilizes a central bay that is home to several individual hard drives. The drives are removable and can be swapped out when needed. When set up correctly, all users on a network can work with files. A system can also be operated remotely simply by logging in to the home network using the right credentials. Some of the attractions to this choice are that it doesn’t need an IT team to set it up and it can be configured to your specifications.
Using the Cloud
The convenience of cloud storage is unmatched when it comes to larger businesses. It is able to be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection by many people at the same time. Saved items are synced with designated devices immediately across all platforms, and compression technology allows an exceptional amount of data to be cataloged off-site. Security is also an advantage when using the cloud because of its off-site location.
Who doesn’t like drinking hot cocoa on a chilly morning? On your way to Fort Worth, DD and I stopped at her favorite hamburger chain, In-N-Out, in Garland to eat brunch. It was still a bit chilly (temperature) in March (Spring Break). And I am not comfortable driving without taking anything warm or hot. So this hot cocoa was just perfect. And best of all, it was FREE. Yup, In-N-Out offered free hot cocoa that time. We used our free hamburger or cheeseburger coupons we received from the reading program at Smith Public Library (Wylie, TX). What a deal!