Cloud Computing

What is cloud computing?


While the definition of ‘cloud’ computing continues to evolve, there are some basic characteristics which indicate that a computing practice is conducted ‘in the cloud’:

  • The service or application is accessed over the internet
  • You don’t need to own or manage any servers to access it
  • The ability to scale applications and services to meet the demand of the business easily and immediately.
  • You pay the cloud service provider a rental fee rather than a one-off purchase price


What are the benefits of moving to the cloud?


Cloud computing has many advantages over running applications on your own servers:

  • Cost efficient, due to sharing the provider’s resources with other customers,
  • No capital expenditure
  • Good for mobile and remote workers, as your employees just need a public internet connection to access the files and applications they need
  • Good for business continuity and disaster recovery, as it isn’t affected by incidents at your premises and workers can continue working from home
  • More reliable, as the provider can run servers across multiple sites
  • Easy scalability, so that you don’t hit bottlenecks in growth
  • Enterprise-class server security for any size of customer
  • Enterprise-class security options for users, such as 2-factor authentication


Making the Cloud Your Own
We are always careful to assess your specific needs before migrating a service to the cloud. Whatever your requirements, we have the expertise to implement the appropriate cloud solution – which can also take the form of a hybrid cloud and on-premise infrastructure.


Our methodical approach, strategic consultancy and personalised service are all necessary to ensuring you get the best out of cloud computing, as these case studies demonstrate.





The Evolution of IT

Are you looking for ways to optimise your IT infrastructure and develop an IT strategy to facilitate your business growth?

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