Posts Tagged ‘cloud computing’

Using RHUB`s Web Conferencing Servers for Private Cloud Transactions

May 15th, 2014

The eagerness of cloud providers to sell services helps enterprises to negotiate best-in-class transactions and obtain market-leading services. Private cloud installations are an increasingly common component of enterprises’ data center strategies. They complement traditional data center infrastructure and public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure.

Private cloud installations are essentially a DIY version of public cloud services. Through the integration of layers of networking abstraction and hardware, private clouds give businesses the benefit of being able to provide and scale resources in a more dynamic manner than is possible with hardware-based computing solutions. Compared to public cloud computing, a private cloud is hosted within the enterprise’s firewalls or with an external third-party provider. When handled correctly, a private cloud gives businesses the ability to benefit from cost savings over traditional hardware-centric setups while also offering increased flexibility, and more privacy and security.

To build a private cloud, an enterprise purchases and then, on its own or through third-party providers, installs, hosts and operates dedicated equipment, network facilities and software designed to provide internal business units and customers. While the benefits of a private cloud are undeniable, this new frontier is not without its challenges. When planning for and constructing a private cloud, it is imperative that companies consider their own goals.

RHUB web conferencing servers are perfectly suitable for a private cloud stack, as it provides a dedicated hardware platform, which runs software to provide an organization with facilities for hosting online meetings. Using RHUB cloud solutions, businesses can be assured of security, as infrastructure is not shared and performance and compliance is guaranteed.

Private cloud hosting environment has network switching which can either be shared or dedicated. By utilizing a shared network environment, costs can be reduced with little significant impact on application performance.

RHUB`s web conferencing servers in relation with private cloud computing provides the following benefits to enterprises:

• Secured hosting and more secure meetings
• Quick and reliable means of hosting online meetings from the cloud stack
• Flexibility of use
• Customization of the software as per your requirements
• One time purchase price, own it for lifetime.

Moving to private cloud hosting offers many benefits to today’s enterprises, such as freeing IT departments from day-to-day maintenance and support. The latest forecasts indicate that growth within the private cloud market explode in the future as more companies recognize that the private cloud serves as the next logical step in the world of IT. By the year 2020, the global cloud market is anticipated to reach $241 billion. By first deciding upon your goals and selecting a private cloud solution to meet your needs, it is possible to take full advantage of the many benefits offered by the latest evolution in cloud computing.

With the right service provider, such as using RHUB`s web conferencing servers, a private cloud can be an excellent driver of business growth and customer satisfaction. For more information about RHUB products, visit http://www.rhubcom.com or call on 866-758-0984

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Cloud Computing and the Wonders of Video Conferencing

October 8th, 2013

Pardon the pun, but the phrase “cloud computing” is a somewhat nebulous term. Let’s begin by exploring this phrase with a few stabs at defining it.

Jonathan Strickland of How Stuff Works explains that cloud computing “allows workers to log into a Webbased service that hosts all the programs the user would need for his or her job” and that “remote machines owned by another company would run everything from e-mail to … complex data analysis programs.”

InfoWorld’s Eric Knorr and Galen Gruman point out that definitions of cloud computing vary, but that “the cloud” is a familiar, metaphorical reference to the Internet. InfoWord says that some analysts define cloud computing as “an updated version of utility computing,” or in short, “virtual servers available over the Internet.” But Knorr and Gruman explain that some people have a broad definition that includes “anything you consume outside the firewall … including conventional outsourcing.”

Webopedia defines cloud computing as “a type of computing that relies on sharing computing resources, rather than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications” — or more simply, “Internet-based computing.” But Wikipedia explains it as “a large number of computers connected through a real-time communication network, such as the Internet.”

These four previous explanations are currently Google’s top four hits for defining the term. And though it was an oversimplification, Webopedia’s “Internet-based computing” definition seems to give us a sense of the phrase’s meaning.

So, what does cloud computing have to do with video conferencing? Well, as long as you have a browser on your PC, laptop, smartphone, or tablet, then cloud computing makes it possible for you to hold a video conference.

The necessity of having fast and dependable broadband connections was an initial pitfall for video conferencing, because that’s what enables two users to have clear audio-visual conversations. But nowadays, users can video chat on their tablets even with only 3G or 4G wireless data transfer speeds. And as Wi-Fi access continues to increase, there will be more development on this front.

So, in a world where cloud computing has become a commonplace reality, RHUB stands ready to assist your household or professional organization in reaping the benefits of video broadcasting. RHUB provides you with multi-point, Webcam-based video Webcasting capability so you can connect with your clients or distant family members via live video feed. If you’d like to learn more about RHUB’s video conferencing solutions, visit our Web site here: RHUB.

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