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Join the cloud and be aware of its villainous rival.

These days, cloud computing is everywhere.  Commercials and articles tout the benefits of cloud’s flexibility, storage, scalability, cost effectiveness, and ease of use.  Cloud computing’s sheer versatility proves that it is indeed a valuable, multi-purpose invention.  However, just like any innovation since the dawn of time, it is dangerous in the wrong hands.  The moment a new technology takes off, an equal and opposite force is born.

Cloud computing’s villainous rivals are botnets, gigantic stormy clouds maneuvered by cybercriminals.  A botnet could be comprised of hundreds of thousands of computer processors.  It identifies weaknesses in a security system and then begins to infect and control it, simultaneously accessing precious data.  The more systems a botnet controls, the stronger its massive cloud becomes.  A botnet could grow at an exponential rate and could even gain so much strength as to be impervious to failures.

The moral of the story:  Do not allow your business and data to be vulnerable to the big, bad botnets.  Data is an organization’s lifeblood and needs to be protected safely around the clock.  Host your data with a trusted hosting solutions provider to ensure its security of your data.

Contact Atlantic.Net today to learn more about cloud hosting and how it can benefit your business.  As we provide a variety of hosting solutions, we welcome the opportunity to make your business more efficient while saving you time and money. Please contact an advisor today by calling 800.521.5881 or emailing sales@atlantic.net.

Join the cloud and share files more easily.

Communication has come a long way over the past 50 years from the telephone to the cell phone to email.  Electronic communication has slowly, yet quickly, emerged as the means of contact for the future.  While it is certainly easy to email documents from a computer or smart phone, file sharing has become even simpler in the realm of cloud hosting.

For example, if you are working on a presentation at your office and then want to finish it at home, you could email the files to yourself or put the files on a USB flash drive and then access them at home to edit and complete your work.  However, what if you forgot your USB drive at work?  What if the files were too large to be successfully emailed to your other email address?  What if you wanted to delegate some work among your colleagues but want to be consistent by editing the same document?  By using cloud computing instead, you would save yourself a lot of hassle and headaches.

Cloud computing allows you to work on and save files in a folder in the cloud which you and your colleagues could access both at home and at the office.  You could all edit your various pieces and save them in the same place.  Once someone is finished editing, another could work on the same document.  You could even easily back up your work by saving a copy elsewhere in the cloud.

Electronic communication has evolved over the relatively short time it has been the predominant means of communication.  Consistency is key and sharing files via cloud computing offers much more peace of mind than doing so via email.

Contact Atlantic.Net today to learn more about cloud hosting and how it can benefit your business.  As we provide a variety of hosting solutions, we welcome the opportunity to make your business more efficient while saving you time and money.  Please contact an advisor today by calling 800.521.5881 or emailing sales@atlantic.net.

Join the cloud!

Cloud Hosting IdeasWe are announcing a new cloud blog series that focuses on educating businesses on the benefits of cloud hosting and how this revolutionary technology is changing the way businesses store, share, and protect their data.

Our series will include topics such as:

  • Flexibility
  • Security
  • File Sharing
  • Cost Efficiency
  • Cloud vs. VPS

Stay tuned to explore Atlantic.Net’s newest cloud hosting solution!  Contact us today to learn more about cloud servers and how it can benefit your business.  As we provide a variety of hosting solutions, we welcome the opportunity to make your business more efficient while saving you time and money.  Please contact an advisor today by calling 800.521.5881 or emailing sales@atlantic.net.