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Cloud Services

Cloud Services

Our range of cloud solutions means that we can deliver you the right solution for your business to increase resource efficiency, deliver scalable services and secure your critical applications and data.

Private Cloud

A private cloud creates a distinct and secure cloud based environment that only you can access and operate.

Advantages of a Private Cloud are:

Reduced costs – a private cloud can efficiently allocate available resources within an organisation ensuring their availability to departments / applications in response to demand.

Greater redundancy – virtualised operating environments ensure that if failures do occur across hardware, the virtual partitions can pull resources from remaining unaffected areas.

Higher Security and Privacy – private clouds using dedicated resources with connectivity behind firewalls and private networks is the right platform for any organisation needing to store or process sensitive data and tasks.

Business Focus – with a hosted private cloud solution, you can concentrate on running your business, rather than spending time and capital developing and maintaining your own infrastructure.

Reduced Environmental Impact – as EMS performance reporting is now a focus for all enterprises the more efficient use of resources that Private Cloud computing delivers can reduce an organisation’s carbon footprint.

Support and Expertise – with customer services providing 24/7 support and monitoring.

Hybrid Cloud

A hybrid cloud uses resources from both private and public cloud platforms to perform certain tasks or functions within the same organisation.

Typically to optimise the cost benefits of cloud computing an organisation may operate a private cloud for sensitive operations or data and a public cloud platform for tasks or data that is non-sensitive. Alternatively hybrid clouds can be used where public cloud resources provide extra capacity to 'burst' resources if required for a particular campaign or task.

Advantages of a hybrid cloud are:

Scalability – resources can be pulled from a larger pool by moving non-sensitive tasks to the public cloud thereby reducing the demand and investment in private cloud services.

Cost – public clouds offer a better economy of scale and efficiency than private cloud resources so hybrid cloud solutions allow organisations to take advantage of this improved cost bases for non-sensitive applications.

Security and Privacy – the private cloud element of a hybrid solution delivers the security and accessibility compliance that may be required where it is needed.

Business Focus – with a hosted hybrid cloud solution, you can concentrate on running your business, rather than spending time and capital developing and maintaining your own infrastructure.

Reduced Environmental Impact – as EMS performance reporting is now a focus for all enterprises the more efficient use of resources that Hybrid Cloud computing delivers can reduce an organisation’s carbon footprint.

Support and Expertise – with customer services providing 24/7 support and monitoring. Customer services providing 24/7 support and monitoring.

Public Cloud

The public cloud allows organisations to benefit from services that are provided in a virtualised environment, constructed using shared physical resources and infrastructure and accessible via the public internet.

Software as a Service (SaaS) applications such as cloud storage, CRM and online office apps e.g. Microsoft 365 are the most familiar. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings are also now widely available such as cloud based web hosting and development environments.

The public cloud can be used by organisations to reduce costs and improve efficiencies for non-sensitive applications and data such as online document collaboration and webmail.

Advantages of the Public Cloud are:

Scalability – the public cloud has vast pools of resources that can be made available on demand.

Costs – public cloud resources share centralised operations and management and are therefore very cost effective often operating on a pay-as-you-go model.

Reliability – the numbers of servers and resources available in the public cloud means that if any component fails the cloud service should still run affected on the remaining components.

Flexibility – there’s a huge range of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS applications and services available that can be easily accessed from any internet enabled device.

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