In the last post we discussed cloud stacks. But what’s a cloud silo?

A cloud silo is a computer server with one application and that isn’t designed to interact with other applications or software packages. It’s a standalone application on a server. So why is it in the cloud?

Well, you can have any kind of application in the cloud. Perhaps that application is an essential application for your business but you don’t have the computing resources at your location to host it there so you host it elsewhere and access it from your computers over the Internet.

The reason companies host single applications on a web server in a data center at a location other than their own business is because it is cheaper to host those applications elsewhere.  And the application can be accessed from computers worldwide so if you have several offices that use the same application then a cloud silo could be an essential computing resource.