What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, and software—over the “the Cloud” to offer faster innovation and flexible resources. This model lowers operating costs, runs infrastructure more efficiently, and is scalable to changes in business needs.
The Leader Replacement System (LRS) is migrating to the Cloud to prepare for CalSAWS to be hosted in a Cloud Environment. This technology is replacing the data center hosting that exists today, known as an “On-Premise” environment.
What does that really mean?
Analogy: On Premise vs. Cloud Data Storage
On Premise—You store your belongings in the garage at your house. If you have too much, then you must build on to your garage at home to accommodate your additional stuff. This takes time and effort and can be very costly.
Cloud—You store your belongings at your local Storage Facility down the street. If you have too much stuff, then you can easily rent another storage unit to accommodate everything. Obtaining additional space is relatively easy, a low level of effort, and inexpensive.