Cloud Computing Solutions
Small to medium businesses have often not been able to compete with the bigger end of town because of a lack of IT budget and accesses to advanced technology… well that is all going to change in the short to medium term for many business with the introduction of cloud services.
Cloud computing provides the ability to run a number of computers, hardware, software, and servers to meet your IT needs remotely without actually owning or running the software and hardware. The strength of cloud is that it is instantly scalable; in other words, more computers can be added to or removed from the cloud at any time, without impacting the operation of the cloud. Therefore there are virtually unlimited processing and storage capabilities to any user that wants to use cloud technology.
How does cloud work?
Instead of installing a suite of software on each computer, you only have to load one application. That application would allow workers to log into a Web-based service which hosts all the programs the user would need for his or her job. Remote machines owned by Provida IT run everything from email and word processing to data backups and disaster recovery. It's called cloud computing, and it is changing the entire computer industry.
In a cloud computing system, there's a significant workload shift. Local computers no longer have to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to running applications. The network of computers that make up the cloud handles them instead. Hardware and software demands on the user's side decrease. The only thing the user's computer needs to be able to run is the cloud computing system's interface software, which can be as simple as a Web browser, and the cloud's network takes care of the rest.
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What are the advantages of moving into the cloud?
Cloud services don’t require in-house IT expertise or capital investment in new hardware. The pay-to-play pricing model requires that companies only pay for what they use.
The extreme scalability of cloud services allows small and midsize businesses to stay agile, either expanding or retracting their IT infrastructure based on their business needs.
Because cloud services can add lots of users very quickly, customers can deploy and get value from them faster. There is no lengthy, expensive or complicated installation or roll-out processes. In turn, businesses can add IT capabilities or introduce new services to their own customers much faster.
Cloud services are designed to be open and flexible, so they can integrate with other services and on-premise applications. This is critical because most small and midsize businesses will use a combination of cloud services and on-premise applications. Also, because cloud solutions can be integrated, businesses don’t have to redesign their infrastructures or commit to large-scale adoption of new applications or services
With Provida IT’s managed IT services you can simplify your business, improve productivity, provide everyone with multiple, flexible ways to work and collaborate from anywhere at any time and on any device! Put simply, you run your business from the secure cloud.
Devices such as Apple iPads, iPhones, tablets, notebooks, thin clients and workstations can all connect to Cloud services thereby allowing your staff to work remotely and thus increasing productivity.
Need to upgrade from Microsoft Office 2007 to Office 2010? Simple... upgrade the application once on the Cloud server and all the users are instantly using the new product.
- A secure and reliable IT environment to support your businesses IT&T requirements
- State of the Art Technology from Best of Breed Vendors to deliver the highest levels of performance and availability
- 24 × 7 access to the environment, from any location and many devices and platforms
- Comprehensive, fault-tolerant network infrastructure
- Simple, scalable and cost-effective.