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When it comes to cloud services, Block5 is cutting edge and ready to help your business make the switch from using traditional hosting and servers to using “the cloud”.

So what exactly does being “on the cloud” mean?

According to SearchCloudComputing, ‘the cloud’ “is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. These services are broadly divided into three categories: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The name cloud computing was inspired by the cloud symbol that’s often used to represent the Internet in diagrams.

“A cloud service has three distinct characteristics that differentiate it from traditional hosting. It is sold on demand, typically by the minute or the hour; it is elastic — a user can have as much or as little of a service as they want at any given time; and the service is fully managed by the provider (the consumer needs nothing but a personal computer and Internet access).”

Anything can be “on the cloud” – computer programs, emails, games, etc. A great example is software that you access online, instead of having to download the program to your computer.

Block5 can help you set up any part of your business on the cloud, and we can help you determine the best and most secure way to use cloud services for your business.

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