The cloud. The cloud, the cloud, the cloud. We’re guessing that, if you’re not already using it, every second or third word you hear seems to be about the cloud. We’ve used it five times in these first few lines alone. But there is a lot of substance behind the endless cloud white papers & case studies you’re bombarded with – operational efficiency, huge TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) savings, a welcome farewell to renewing your server estate every few years, lower licensing, leasing, hardware & support costs are just some of the compelling arguments for embracing the cloud.
Of course, as with so much business IT, the terminology can be confusing, so if you’re unsure about whether you need a public, private or hybrid cloud solution, get in touch and one of our helpful team will be happy to talk you through the options in plain English.
IaaS (private cloud)
Wouldn’t it be nice if someone designed a genuinely enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud platform that was an affordable proposition for the SME market? A completely private cloud platform that utilised leading-edge technology and was housed in a state-of-the-art data-centre offering the stability, security and cost benefits of outsourced hardware whilst allowing you to directly maintain and manage your applications and data yourself? Well, that’s exactly what we’ve done. Give us a call, we’ll tell you all about it.
If all you are looking for is a straightforward, off-the-peg cloud solution, then you should speak with us about our public cloud options. Public cloud solutions are a great way for start-ups or companies without business-critical data requirements to enter the world of the cloud, and as with all remotely hosted solutions they are also easily scalable should your business experience rapid growth. Call us and let one of our team talk you through the options to see if public cloud is the best solution for you.
If you need the scalability and cost-effectiveness that a public cloud environment provides without compromising on the security and stability of your key applications or data, then hybrid cloud may well be your best bet. We will work with you to define your operational objectives and then design and deploy the optimum hybrid cloud solution for you.
cloud web security
As your staff and infrastructure become more widely distributed, you need a security solution that protects your network and users wherever they are. The new guy that has his own iPhone, the Sales Manager accessing her emails from her home PC or logging or viewing sales reports on the family iPad – these devices all need to be secure; they all need to be controlled by the same policies as you have in the office and they all need to be seamlessly connected with your business infrastructure. We can do that.
UC allows your team to switch seamlessly across a variety of communication methods such as instant messaging, conferencing, video and voice from pretty much anywhere. This is also known as convergence technology, but the technical jargon isn’t important. What is important is that this technology is transforming how companies do business, radically improving collaboration, and transforming operational effectiveness.