A commercial food processing company in Canada with various ware houses is in the business of frozen food storage and delivery. The company has been in operation for 30 years. Quality of service and reliability to incoming and outgoing customers are of paramount importance. The company had built the business on quality of service and reliability. The very existence of the company was at stake at one day.
A Construction clothing and Sports clothing company in Canada was facing computer network connectivity problem. It had its manufacturing and warehouse facility spread over some 50 KM radiius and not all the places had broadband access. Local Telco was reluctant to deploy cable and fiber to locations which were remenant of old world manufacturing busness. The company runs a specilized ERP software and that needed to be run form multiple manaufacturing facilities.
Cloud Computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale, similar to a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network. At the foundation of cloud computing is the broader concept of converged infrastructure and shared services.