What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing is the next stage in the Internet's evolution, providing the means through which everything — from computing power to computing infrastructure, applications, business processes to personal collaboration — can be delivered to you as a service wherever and whenever you need.

The “cloud” in cloud computing can be defined as the set of hardware, networks, storage, services, and interfaces that combine to deliver aspects of computing as a service. Cloud Services include the delivery of software, infrastructure, and storage over the Internet (either as separate components or a complete platform) based on user demand.

Cloud computing has four essential characteristics: elasticity and the ability to scale up and down, self-service provisioning and automatic deprovisioning application programming interfaces (APIs), billing and metering of service usage in a pay-as-you-go model. This flexibility is what is attracting individuals and businesses to move to the cloud.

The world of the cloud has lots of participants:

  • The end user who doesn’t have to know anything about the underlying technology.
  • Business management who needs to take responsibility for the governance of data or services living in a cloud. Cloud service providers must provide a predictable and guaranteed service level and security to all their constituents.
  • The cloud service provider who is responsible for IT assets and maintenance.


You need to break through the resistance and increase confidence that cloud is safe. You need to keep your data safe from prying eyes. You need your security team to buy in to your cloud initiatives. That's a tall order.


  • Virtualization: More than 50% of all data workloads are virtualized. How will you use virtualization to innovate? How can workloads be secured when consuming cloud-based infrastructure as a service? Are you ready to run your physical appliances as virtual appliances?
  • Data Protection: How will you protect your data in the cloud? What's the right level of recovery and manageability in your organization? What security controls should you inject? Who will have access? Should you use data tokenization? How will you migrate your data?
  • Cloud Provider Assessment: Which security vendors will get it right first? Which will guarantee delivery? What if the cloud fails? Where are the standards? What level of transparency do you need?


Parthos & Dell's path to cloud computing


Cloud computing not only improves business processes and operational efficiency — it reinvents the role of IT. And when aligned with organizational strategy, it can give you a competitive edge. Parthos have partnered with Dell to simplify your path to the cloud. Backed by a decade of experience building cloud environments, we match your business needs with the right secure, enterprise-class solution.



Access secure, scalable as-a-service 
offerings for infrastructure, data,
applications and email anytime, anywhere and from service.
Simplify deployment and management of infrastructure and workloads with 
Dell cloud-enabled servers, storage, 
networking and software.
Operate, monitor and manage
your cloud infrastructure acrosslegacy, traditional and virtual-based infrastructures.

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