How Does an SMS Server Perform in the Cloud?

| December 18, 2013

SMS Server Users Already Know the Benefits of Operating in the Cloud

Options for Short Message Service (SMS), better known as text messaging, are growing every day as more users take advantage of cloud-based apps. These are apps that can send SMS messages from a phone device to a laptop and vice versa. There are public clouds, also known as cloud-based SMS servers, which can be used to send SMS messages so users don’t have to sign up for traditional cell phone packages, especially if they text more than they talk.

Does My Company Need an SMS Server? What Are The Benefits?

Companies have the ability to open their own SMS server through a private or public cloud, also called an SMS cloud. One of the most prominent benefits is that smaller companies can use it for their business communications (many SMS Clouds also come with a Voice Over Internet app). This saves money on phone service and hardware, because employees can connect to the cloud-based SMS server with their smartphones or tablets.

This is another solution for companies struggling to manage their BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, traffic and connection issues. The typical SMS Cloud, especially if it is based in a private cloud, requires that the device being used is approved by the network administrator. It also has the ability to limit the number of devices that can connect at once, which helps to control network traffic and determine whether a remote connection is a potential threat.

The Workings of an SMS Cloud

The SMS cloud works the same as any other cloud, but with a concentration on communications, such as sending text messages to connected or registered devices. SMS clouds also have the ability to simplify group meetings or conference calls by allowing management, employees, and clients to connect through the cloud from almost any device with a Wi-Fi connection.

To set up an SMS cloud, the company just needs to choose a provider that offers cloud-based SMS server options, while meeting the company’s other cloud needs and staying within their budget. From there, they simply connect, set up their password, and grant access only to the employees who are registered with the network administrator.

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