The term “cloud computing” is often used with a range of meanings, but according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), cloud computing is a form of distributed computing, which provides on-demand network access to a shared pool of computing resources such as applications, networks, servers, services, and storage.
Tier3MD Offers the Following Hosting & Cloud Solutions:
- HIPAA Compliant Hosting Services
- Private Cloud-Medical IT Cloud Services
- Backup as a Service
- Off-site Backups
- Desktop Management as a Service
In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. Anything stored on your computer’s hard drive is considered “local storage”. With the cloud, there is no local storage. For it to be considered “cloud computing” you need to access your data over the internet. The biggest benefit is you can access your information anywhere, anytime.
What the normal consumer will never see, is the “other end”. The big massive data infrastructure that is being maintained 24/7/365. In order for the cloud to work, it has to be maintained with various amounts of redundancy, it has to have numerous backups, and of course…security.
In December 2013, Tier3MD expanded its service to provide a robust, secure environment for your electronic patient health information. Our infrastructure is designed to scale up to any level, at any time. Our facility is HIPAA secure and certified, and our equipment is top of the line. We offer affordable pricing for any size practice so they can experience the benefits of safe, secure data that they can access anytime, from anywhere. All you need is an internet connection to experience all these benefits. Gone are the days of implementing a new server every 4-5 years, rotating tape backups and taking them off site. No more need for a “server environment” with adequate cooling, no sprinkler system, and a vented door. You no longer need to be concerned with your server crashing, or losing your backups, or having to put in some sort of redundancy. The cloud is exactly for this reason. Affordable, scalable, safe and secure.
Total Cloud Services is a certified, secured provider that can protect your data, while giving you the stability of never having to worry about down time. If you are thinking of moving to the cloud, you may want to review the 5 most important steps.