We can assist migrating your business to The Cloud, there are now many benefits to store data in The Cloud, namely for cost savings, accesibility and file sharing, security and more
What is the Cloud?
What is cloud computing? How does it work? The term “cloud” when talking about technology or computing, is not new. In simple terms, ‘cloud’ is a metaphor for the Internet. It shares information by the way of networks.
So what is cloud computing? This refers to sharing resources, software and information through a network. In this case, via ‘the Internet’ or more correctly, an Internet connection. Information and data is stored on physical or virtual servers. As a personal or business cloud computing user, you access your stored information on the ‘cloud’, via an Internet connection.
Moving your data and services to the Cloud means you just pay a smaller monthly fee which covers all hardward / software updates, maintenance and hardware upgrades.
What can you put in the cloud?
Pretty much anything in relation to IT services can be migrated, the two mainly migrated for end-users are technically known as IaaS and SaaS
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
This refers to migrating your physical infrastructure to the cloud, giving you cloud-based alternatives to on-premise infrastructure, so you can avoid investing in expensive on-site resources such as servers.
IaaS solutions are highly flexible and highly scalable, and you can replace it whenever you need without losing money on your initial investment. Another advantage of IaaS is it puts control over the infrastructure back in your hands. You no longer need to place faith in an external IT contractor; you can access and oversee IaaS platforms yourself if you wish
Software as a Service (SaaS)
SaaS makes software available to users over the internet, usually for a monthly subscription fee rather than paying a large upfront fee for software that has to be installed on physical machines
Everything is available over the internet when you log in to your account online. You can usually access the software from any device, anytime (as long as there is an internet connection). The same goes for anyone else using the software. All your staff will have personalized logins, suitable to their access level. There is no need to pay for costly upgrades as the monthly fee would include all maintenance of the software
An example of this is Office365 where you can access emails / files / Office applications like Excel from a browser anywhere, anytime.