What is Cloud Computing?

From Wikipedia

Cloud computing is an information technology (IT) paradigm that enables ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable system resources and higher-level services that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the Internet. Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale, similar to a public utility.

Third-party clouds enable organizations to focus on their core businesses instead of expending resources on computer infrastructure and maintenance.[1] Advocates note that cloud computing allows companies to avoid or minimize up-front IT infrastructure costs. Proponents also claim that cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and that it enables IT teams to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable demand.[1][2][3] Cloud providers typically use a “pay-as-you-go” model, which can lead to unexpected operating expenses if administrators are not familiarized with cloud-pricing models.[4]

Since the launch of Amazon EC2 in 2006, the availability of high-capacity networks, low-cost computers and storage devices as well as the widespread adoption of hardware virtualizationservice-oriented architecture, and autonomic and utility computing has led to growth in cloud computing.[5][6][7]

What does the mean to you?

  • Lower upfront costs for hardware and software.
  • Your computer power will expand and contract as you demand more from it, no need to buy hardware that meets your greatest demand.
  • Lower IT infrastructure maintenance costs.
  • Higher levels of reliability and physical security of important data.
  • Businesses can not outsource their IT support needs to specialist companies to maximise the return on the investment.

Can I use Cloud Computing in Cambodia?

Yes of course you can, the only limitations is the reliability of your internet connection.