Thanks to marketing experts the term “Cloud” has become extremely popular and is driving a revolution in the Information Technology industry. In reality, Cloud Computing originated in the 1950s so now the industry has come full circle, but this time there are other significant players in the mix.
The Cloud symbol has become synonymous with the Internet. Cloud Computing quite simply is the delivery of computer processed information to the end user over the Internet. More affordable bandwidth and the increasing availability of Internet access has made Cloud computing a viable alternative for many businesses. Reducing the amount of server and network infrastructure that has to be maintained on site, Cloud computing provides businesses with the chance to reduce capital expenditure and the ensuing maintenance that must be incurred.
Another significant driver in this evolution “to the Cloud” has been the adoption of server virtualization and shared network storage. Service providers can offer affordable XaaS solutions to customers – such as Software as a Service, Desktop as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service to name a few. GridWay is Ottawa’s Cloud Computing Centre, an IT service provider with additional capabilities to provide clients with a range of Cloud and “XaaS solutions”. Running our own data centre gives GridWay a major advantage over other service providers in the industry. We have built a shared infrastructure but at the same time we provide clients with direct personal attention so that we can customize solutions directly to fit their business.
GridWay is Ottawa’s Cloud Computing Centre and offers the following Cloud services:
- Hosted Exchange Email
- Online Backup & Recovery
- Virtual Servers & Storage
- Desktop as a Service
- Infrastructure as a Service
- Website Hosting
Important Information for Business Owners: The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has guidelines on record keeping policies. You are compliant when you use GridWay’s Data Centre to backup and store your data. Read more >>