What is the Cloud anyway?
With technology becoming more critical to businesses every day, the model for computing is changing to keep pace. Hardware and software are becoming more available as off-premise services, rather than an on-premise system. These services are often referred to as Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Where the public Cloud is managed by large providers, private Clouds are designed for and managed by a single organization.
The public Cloud is a good fit for non mission critical applications, testing environments, development environments and short term server needs. Private Clouds, however, are capable of supporting mission critical and line of business applications.
Our team of network engineers is skilled at building private Clouds to run your mission critical applications and processes.
Don’t be fooled by the hype…
The term Cloud has been derived from the Cloud shape that is commonly used in network diagrams to represent the internet or an internal network. The Cloud was first made popular in the Software as a Service (SaaS) model with some of the large ERP and CRM providers.
Don’t be confused with the jargon or the hype. The Cloud is really nothing new. Private Clouds use the same hardware, software and networks that you have been using for your infrastructure over the past 10 years.
The Cloud concept enhances the current technologies by adding the ability to bring resources online faster or access additional resources more easily than in the past.The Cloud also introduces the ability to bring resources online on demand. In the event you need additional resources at a given time, these resources can be delivered without the up-front expense of the hardware, software and services necessary to activate a new server or network.
Pick your flavor…
Private Clouds can be designed as either on-premise, off-premise or hybrid solutions. The end result of your private Cloud is to take the same principles that apply to public Clouds and implement them into a secure environment that supports a select group of users.
Once implemented, through the use of dashboards and hyper-visors, your team can provide additional processing power, memory, hard drive space or even entire servers to your users.
Reach your goals…
Your existing infrastructure can be easily converted to a private Cloud environment. Once established, your private Cloud architecture will provide centralized administration, improved scalability, simplified access to system resources and more evenly distributed workloads.
Our engineers can help you make your private Cloud a reality.