Using a Remote Cloud Server is Kind of Like the Green Screen Days, Only Better


Remote access and “dumb” terminals have been around for many years, allowing users to connect to computing resources located elsewhere… whether in another room or another state.

A cloud hosting environment operates similarly to the timeshare or service bureau systems of the past. You use a terminal – in this case a device or computer connected to the Internet – to operate your applications on the host computer.

The connection used to be over phone or fax lines, with modems making that squealing and squelching noise to let you know the digital handshake was being made. These days, remote access is much quieter, using the Internet as the network rather than making individual phone calls to reach the remote host.

Once your device – the PC, Mac or mobile device you are using – establishes its connection to the cloud server, the computing resources and applications in the cloud environment become available.

Since the cloud server is Windows, you are able to run most Windows-based applications and other network services you would typically find in an on-premise environment. We manage the platform so your users can focus on running the applications that help the business get the work done.

What’s different from the old green-screen terminals of the past is that you can use your modern devices – Windows PCs, Apple computers and iOS or Android mobile devices – and take advantage of the audio, video and other capabilities they support both on and off the cloud platform.

This environment provides you with the best of both worlds – the desktop applications and familiar working environment you need, as well as the flexibility of accessing from any location and using any device.

When your business operates from the hosted cloud server there are no different versions of the software to worry about. All users work on exactly the same system in real-time so there is no more concern about software updates for individual computers, or licensing applications for use in multiple locations.

Files do not need to be moved or converted in order to work with the cloud platform. File are accessed centrally and in real-time so all users are working in the same database at the same time, for example.

No sophisticated technology or training is required to take advantage of our private cloud solutions since your users already know how to use Windows and QuickBooks. It’s a simple transition from operating on the local computers to working on the cloud platform.

Once you migrate your systems to your private cloud environment powered by Noobeh, you’ll wonder how you got along without it.

Contact us today, and let us help you get your desktop applications and data into a better place so you can focus on running your business rather than the IT that supports it.

Joanie Mann

Joanie Mann

Focus is on Digital business transformation for small/medium businesses. As the principal consultant for Cooper Mann Company and Noobeh's Director of Cloud Services, Joanie Mann provides support and guidance for businesses seeking to implement cloud solutions and hosted services in their IT environments and consults with solution providers to develop or expand application hosting and application delivery service offerings. Joanie is the Director of Delivery for Noobeh Cloud Services (a division of Mendelson Consulting), and is on the board of advisors of ACE Cloud Hosting &

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