Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network (typically the Internet). The name comes from the common use of a cloud-shaped symbol as an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it contains in system diagrams. Cloud computing entrusts remote services with a user’s data, software and computation. The Cloud takes your Servers and Applications to the internet on a secure and reliable platform, without the need for you to worry about servers crashing or going out of date, Budgeting for replacements and migrations as it is usually a monthly user fee..
The Cloud can take your whole servers to the internet and run remote or just particular applications like MYOB, CRM and even Cargowise ediEnterprise can run in the cloud.
This is know as either Software as a Service (SaaS) or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Software as a service (SaaS)
In the SaaS model, cloud providers install and operate application software in the cloud and cloud users access the software from cloud clients. Cloud users do not manage the cloud infrastructure and platform where the application runs. This eliminates the need to install and run the application on the cloud user’s own computers, which simplifies maintenance and support. Cloud applications are different from other applications in their scalability—which can be achieved by cloning tasks onto multiple virtual machines at run-time to meet changing work demand.
Hosted Exchange or Microsoft Office 365 is a Cloud SaaS, which we can assist you to setup.
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
In the most basic cloud-service model, providers of IaaS offer computers – physical or (more often) virtual machines – and other resources. (A hypervisor, such as Xen or KVM, runs the virtual machines as guests. Pools of hypervisors within the cloud operational support-system can support large numbers of virtual machines and the ability to scale services up and down according to customers’ varying requirements.) IaaS clouds often offer additional resources such as a virtual-machine disk image library, raw (block) and file-based storage, firewalls, load balancers, IP addresses, virtual local area networks (VLANs), and software bundles. IaaS-cloud providers supply these resources on-demand from their large pools installed in data centers. For wide-area connectivity, customers can use either the Internet or carrier clouds (dedicated virtual private networks).
To deploy their applications, cloud users install operating-system images and their application software on the cloud infrastructure. In this model, the cloud user patches and maintains the operating systems and the application software. Cloud providers typically bill IaaS services on a utility computing basis: cost reflects the amount of resources allocated and consumed.
Your complete Office in the cloud
Local backups are sufficient to recover from common disasters, but a location destroying event requires a remote recovery solution if business is to continue.
- Protect your physical servers, virtual machines (VMs), and workstations.
- Recover systems and data in seconds, not minutes or hours, so your recovery is transparent to users.
- Rest assured offsite data is safe with premium encryption and data center security standards.
- Economically tally all of your storage needs across systems, departments or clients and pay only for the storage space you actually use *.
* Data is rounded up to the nearest gigabyte when billed.
StorageCraft® Cloud Services takes the legendary reliability of StorageCraft ShadowProtect® to the cloud, bringing you offsite backup and disaster recovery with StorageCraft Cloud Services. StorageCraft Cloud Services offers anytime, anywhere access to data and instant failover in the cloud. With options that range from instant virtualization to simple archiving, you can select preferences that best suit your business continuity requirements—and always stay in control of your offsite data.