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Cloud computing is basically the delivery of computing resources, including software and hardware, as a service, via a network connection. It typically relies on sharing physical and virtual resources, and offers flexibility, scalability, redundancies and economies of scale that are seeing it become essential to business.

A major advantage of cloud technology within business is how it provides a resource as and when it is needed, therefore matching current demand as closely as possible. This sets it apart from other computing models with fixed capacities and upfront costs. By paying only for resources as and when they are needed, inefficiencies are reduced or eliminated and operating costs can be better managed.

Cloud computing services may be deployed in a number of ways, depending on the needs of the end-user. We can work with you to tailor the best solution for your business – including offering a completely managed cloud service.

Public Cloud

A public cloud is the best-known model of cloud computing. Services and infrastructure are hosted off-site by a provider, and shared with their clients, who access these services and infrastructure via public networks e.g. the Internet. Advantages of a public cloud include economies of scale, redundancy, flexibility and location independence.

Private Cloud

When dealing with highly sensitive information or a need for greater control, businesses may choose a private cloud model. Here a private network, that may be virtual or physical, will only be accessible for a single enterprise rather than a range of clients. Costs involved are of course higher as necessary software and hardware must be purchased or rented and maintained, but higher security, privacy and control are the benefits offsetting these costs.

Hybrid Cloud

As the name suggests, a hybrid cloud model combines both public and private cloud in a manner that best suits a business. By using public cloud for non-sensitive resources and functionality, and private cloud for sensitive situations requiring greater security and control, businesses can create a computing setup that fits operational requirements and budgets.

There are three basic service models in cloud computing:

IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service

IaaS specifically deals with hardware delivered as a service. It can include virtualised server space, storage space, network connections and IP addresses. IaaS can provide businesses with great benefits, including reduced investment costs, increased security and redundancy solutions.

PaaS – Platform as a Service

Typically seen as an extension of IaaS, PaaS provides software developers, web developers and businesses generally with environments in which they might develop, test and even host software and applications. Benefits include infrastructure cost savings, security and the ability to create teams unrestricted by geographic boundaries.

SaaS – Software as a Service

Software applications are hosted by a provider and made available to customers over a network connection. Common examples include Gmail and Facebook, and many popular accounting, sales, and marketing systems are accessed this way. Benefits include cross compatibility of devices, PAYG cost efficiencies and automatic updates.

We can work with your internal IT team, or provide you with a completely managed cloud solution. Call our sales team today on 1300 683 000 and ask us about our cloud services, or submit an enquiry via the form on this page and we’ll contact you with in 24 hours to discuss your requirements and answer any questions you have.

 

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