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Cloud 101: The Basics of Cloud Computing

Curious about the cloud? We've got answers. Join HOSTING for an overview of cloud hosting and computing basics. From the history of the cloud to the projected future, we'll investigate the foundation of this $2.1 billion industry.
Recorded May 6 2014 56 mins
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Bill Santos, President of HOSTING Advanced Solutions
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HOSTING is a leading provider of managed cloud hosting services for mission-critical applications. Using enterprise-class networking and connectivity technologies, we provide the highest levels of availability, recovery, security, and responsiveness. We own and operate six geographically-dispersed data centers across the United States under an ITIL-based control environment independently validated for compliance against the PCI DSS and SOC (formerly SAS 70) frameworks. We offer monthly How To and Best Practices webinars for Managed Cloud Hosting.

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