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Cloud Computing

Our Cloud Computing Services 

If you are looking for expertise in cloud computing then we can help. Cloud computing has become an integral part of businesses of all sizes because it allows a company to focus on what they do best without the hassle of hardware and software.

Cloud computing is in high demand because it allows companies to scale with ease. They can pay for as much as they use whether it be processing, storage or other cloud services. The cloud brings a high level of automation to tasks that in the past was not possible which can save companies time and money.

There are many different cloud computing solutions and it can be daunting to figure out what exactly your company needs. Our cloud computing experts know this and can help you form a plan for your cloud implementation.

Are you interested in learning more about how the cloud can help with a free 30-minute consultation? All you need to do is fill out our contact form and one of our cloud specialist will help you decide if the cloud is right for you.

Benefits of Cloud Computing

Scalable

Scalable

Cloud computing allows you to grow without worrying about your infrastructure.

Scalable

Costs Less

Cloud computing can decrease your IT costs significantly.

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Secure

Security is a crucial component of the cloud with government-grade security.

Scalable

Availability

Have access to everything as it lives in the cloud.

Types of cloud services: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

Most cloud computing services fall into three broad categories: infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (Saas). These are sometimes called the cloud computing stack, because they build on top of one another. Knowing what they are and how they’re different makes it easier to accomplish your business goals.

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)

The most basic category of cloud computing services. With IaaS, you rent IT infrastructure—servers and virtual machines (VMs), storage, networks, operating systems—from a cloud provider on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Platform as a service (PaaS)

Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) refers to cloud computing services that supply an on-demand environment for developing, testing, delivering, and managing software applications. PaaS is designed to make it easier for developers to quickly create web or mobile apps, without worrying about setting up or managing the underlying infrastructure of servers, storage, network, and databases needed for development.

Software as a service (SaaS)

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is a method for delivering software applications over the Internet, on demand and typically on a subscription basis. With SaaS, cloud providers host and manage the software application and underlying infrastructure, and handle any maintenance, like software upgrades and security patching. Users connect to the application over the Internet, usually with a web browser on their phone, tablet, or PC.

Types of cloud deployments: public, private, hybrid

Not all clouds are the same. There are three different ways to deploy cloud computing resources: public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud.

Public cloud

Public clouds are owned and operated by a third-party cloud service provider, which deliver their computing resources like servers and storage over the Internet. Microsoft Azure is an example of a public cloud. With a public cloud, all hardware, software, and other supporting infrastructure is owned and managed by the cloud provider. You access these services and manage your account using a web browser.

Private cloud

A private cloud refers to cloud computing resources used exclusively by a single business or organization. A private cloud can be physically located on the company’s on-site datacenter. Some companies also pay third-party service providers to host their private cloud. A private cloud is one in which the services and infrastructure are maintained on a private network.

Hybrid cloud

Hybrid clouds combine public and private clouds, bound together by technology that allows data and applications to be shared between them. By allowing data and applications to move between private and public clouds, hybrid cloud gives businesses greater flexibility and more deployment options.

How cloud computing works

Cloud computing services all work a little differently, depending on the provider. But many provide a friendly, browser-based dashboard that makes it easier for IT professionals and developers to order resources and manage their accounts. Some cloud computing services are also designed to work with REST APIs and a command-line interface (CLI), giving developers multiple options.