By Justin Holmes and Tiziana Smit (QuickBooks Tech Team)
This month we are looking at Cloud Hosting.
How does it really work?
Cloud server hosting is best described as keeping a server at a data centre, which is stored offsite and yet accessible remotely from anywhere.
What is a Data Centre?
This is a centralized, physical or virtual repository that stores, manages and disseminates information organized around a particular body of knowledge or pertaining to a specific business.
Typically, it involves storing, processing and serving large amounts of mission-critical data to users in client-server architecture. Moreover, the data centre has extensive redundant or backup:
- Cooling systems
- Networking connections
- Policy-based security systems
- Power supply systems
Together, these can run all of the enterprise’s core applications.
Why use cloud server hosting?
The benefits of switching to QuickBooks cloud hosting are simple. It is:
- Flexible in terms scalable infrastructure