Cloud Computing | Cloud Basics

Cloud computing offers a way for businesses to store and access files, applications, databases and even infrastructure. Everything is accessed remotely, reducing the cost and need for on-site hardware and resources. By using a web portal, files and resources are at your fingertips from any device as long as you have Internet access. It’s an ideal model for businesses with a mobile workforce.
Reputable cloud service providers already focus on security and compliance, reducing two common concerns as businesses considering adopting the cloud. The cloud is right for you if your business could benefit from:
  • 24/7 anywhere access to files, applications and more (depends on what you host in the cloud)
  • Easy scalability of resources
  • Paying only for the resources you use
  • Less focus on on-site infrastructure and hardware maintenance
  • Rapid deployment of applications

Types of Cloud Hosting

Cloud hosting and services typically come in three varieties:
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) – Access and use software that’s stored and maintained in the cloud, usually includes storing related files. It’s the most commonly used among the three.
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) – Works as a platform on which software applications are developed.
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – Allows businesses to create their own virtual data centers in the cloud. IaaS is typically used as a building block for developing and deploying PaaS and SaaS applications. It’s designed for ultimate control over all resources.
Naturally, you can also opt for simple file storage and system backups if you need cloud services on a simpler scale.

Cloud Platform Providers

We are unbiased when it comes to cloud platform providers and partners. We work with you to choose the best solutions based on your business goals and evolving technologies. We help you understand the benefits and risks with any solution.

We currently support:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Office 365
  • Virtual Private Servers