Cloud Computing Concept Floated At Rotary

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Guam- The evolutionary concept of cloud computing continues to grow within Guam’s local businesses and organizations.

At Tuesday’s Rotary Club of Tumon Bay luncheon, Blue River Information Technology Asia Pacific Region Director Matt Hempel spoke to members about how cloud computing works. He explains it’s based on location independent computing that shares software, data and other resources on demand. Hempel says you rent computer infrastructure like a utility service.

“Cloud computing storage requirements are delivered like a utility” explained Hempel. “It’s like buying electricity. And it’s delivered as a service basically. You tap in over the internet, over the network, to get your computing and storage needs filled that way.”

Hempel adds cloud computing is able to save on upfront capital expenditures, but everything depends on the speed of the network all the way down to its operational costs.