Demystifying the Cloud

Posted by Sabrina Sturm Mon, 24 Jun 2013 08:50:00 GMT

As it becomes a more widely used technology, the term “cloud computing” is also becoming an increasingly broad term. In general, the term “cloud” can refer to anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. However, in reality, cloud computing is much more focused than the definition describes—yet, many people are still confused as to what exactly the cloud and its services do.

In fact, an infographic by Six Degrees Group, a provider of integrated managed data service, illustrates the most common cloud misconceptions. See below for some mind blowing statistics:

  • 22% of people think that PaaS (Platform as a Service) refers to a new philosophy in railway management
  • 16% of people think that IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) refers to a new road project
  • 15% of people think that cloud computing refers to a free public Wi-Fi service

An even more surprising misunderstanding of the cloud was that 83% of IT decision makers feel that their cloud service provider could do more to explain what cloud computing works. Furthermore, 1 of 5 of these IT decision makers believe that cloud services are too rigid and inflexible.

HOB is very surprised by the results of this survey. As an effort to demystify the cloud, we’ve created a variety of e-books available for FREE download on our website. In addition, we have a strong product support team that can help you by illustrating how flexible our services are and solving any problems you may have.

Did our e-books help you gain a better understanding of the cloud and remote access? Please share in the comments below! 

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