Cloud Computing Services
Cloud computing has been around for some time now. Many customers love the flexibility it affords them. Many are fearful of the word Cloud...until you explain that they are already using it with M365. There are many variants of Cloud computing. SaaS (Software as a Service such as 365), Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and others. We can take the time to advise you accordingly based on your business model both now and in the future.
Today no business can afford downtime.
The cost involved in managing physical servers is high and the risks real.
Slow, sluggish or poor performing hardware can damage brands, erode customer confidence and lower your ability to compete.
By transitioning to a cloud server hosting solution, you are immediately able to guarantee more uptime, improved resource and application efficiency and availability. You can also be confident that high traffic networks or websites will always perform smoothly.
Read on to find out more about our comprehensive cloud computing solutions at Sedcom, or enquire with us today!
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud Computing, whilst complex in nature, is actually quite a simple concept. It is the computing services that are delivered over the internet and through ‘the cloud’ rather than through physical hardware and resources.
This allows for more flexible delivery of services, meaning you pay only for what you use, you can lower your costs, remove operational risks and the time and expertise required to maintain physical servers and the like.
Types of Cloud Computing
There are a few types of cloud computing and some we will dissect:
- SaaS, or Public Cloud
- Private Cloud
- Hybrid Cloud
SaaS/Public Cloud Computing
This is the type of cloud computing you are most likely to know. Think Microsoft365 or Amazon Web Services. Public cloud computing has huge storage available, meaning they are easy to scale.
All the resources needed for the public cloud are typically owned by the service provider. So all the servers, storage, and networks are owned by, for example, Microsoft.
Public cloud services are good because they need to be cheap, require no maintenance, are easy to scale and they are very reliable.
However, they are high-value targets and the level of service isn’t personalised. They can offer only package deals, and the support tends to be either automated or outsourced.
As you can imagine, a private cloud is similar in concept, but available to be used by only one business or organisation. The cloud network is maintained on a private network and is tailored to that organisation’s needs.
Sometimes a public cloud provider cannot meet your requirements. Some people enjoy the idea of your own cloud being away from others.
They can be more flexible and offer more control than onsite servers. But they are limited compared to public clouds, because private businesses tend to have more capabilities. For example, Amazon Web Services has an unfathomable amount of capacity.
The hybrid cloud is a mixture of both the private and public cloud. Businesses tend to prefer a hybrid cloud approach because it is easier to meet data regulation requirements, as these are baked into public clouds (due to the huge compliance teams at their disposal).
Whilst doing this, they can also enjoy the benefits of on-site infrastructure, so they can enjoy faster speeds for example and it also gives more options of how to configure your network
Benefits of Cloud Computing
There are three main benefits of cloud computing:
- Control – You have more control over your business network and can use both private and public systems to create one that works for you and your organisation.
- Low-maintenance – There is less physical upkeep or if you go for a public cloud option, no upkeep. This reduces costs and time spent, which can go a long way especially for small business.
- Scalability – It is far easier to scale up a cloud computing system than it is a physical computing system.