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Keeping your IT safe and secure with several Cloud-based options.

Managed Services – Cloud Solutions

 

Do you find your time, money, and space important? Thanks to cloud computing, you can:

Add technology resources to your business without large capital investments.

Effortlessly scale your operations as your business grows.

Eliminate the need to maintain and manage some areas of your IT environment.

Give employees easy access to the data and applications they need to do their jobs.

Take advantage of cloud computing by knowing your options:

 

 

2. The Types of Clouds You Can Use

 

Public Clouds
A public cloud provider, such as Dropbox and Google Drive, uses servers, storage devices, and networking equipment to deliver its cloud services to all its customers. This means your files are on the same hardware as the other subscribers’ files.

Using a public cloud offers several benefits. You can add IT resources without having to make large capital investments and you can quickly change the amount of resources you are using, letting you efficiently operate your business. Because the hardware used is always at the provider’s facility, you do not need to manage the IT resource you are getting through the provider.

Private Clouds
A private cloud is used exclusively by a single company that has multiple business units.

You can choose to own a private cloud or lease one from a provider. The hardware may be located onsite (e.g., at your company’s headquarters) or offsite (e.g., at the provider’s facility). The party responsible for managing the private cloud could be you, the provider, or both you and the provider depending on various factors.

The main advantage of using a private cloud is tighter security, as you do not have to worry about being vulnerable if another company’s resources suffer a cyberattack. In addition, you control internal and external access to your private cloud.

Hybrid Clouds
A hybrid cloud refers to an IT environment that uses both private and public clouds. The clouds operate independently, but they communicate with each other. Sometimes, technologies are used to achieve data and application portability between them.

The main benefit of using a hybrid cloud is that it is highly customizable. For example, you can use a private cloud for the IT resources that need tighter security, while using a public cloud for those resources you want to be scalable. 

1. What You Can Put in the Cloud 

Software in the Cloud
Using cloud-based software is one of the most common ways businesses take advantage of cloud computing. There is a wide variety of hosted applications available from providers, ranging from office productivity suites to customer relationship management software. You also have the option of putting software you already own in a cloud.

Our team can help you evaluate which applications would be better off in the cloud to increase your productivity.

Hardware in the Cloud

If your servers, storage devices, and networking equipment are inadequate because your business is growing, you might benefit from putting your IT infrastructure in the cloud. You can put individual components in the cloud as well. For example, instead of buying a file server, you can use a cloud storage service that lets employees store and share their files.

Desktop in the Cloud
Many businesses considering moving their IT to a privately cloud based system will be looking at Workspace as a Service (WaaS) – commonly referred to as Desktop as a Service (DaaS) or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). It is important to understand the business benefits this can bring. Cloud computing is something businesses can’t ignore as uptake accelerates around the world. Technologies that were once accessible to medium to large organizations, are now available to everyone.  

Essential Operations in the Cloud
Crucial IT operations can be put in the cloud. Rather than dealing with the hassle of backing up all your data, you could have a provider perform your data backups and then store a copy of the backup files at its facility.

Deciding what to put in the cloud is not an easy task because of all the possibilities. Our team will walk you through your options and help you determine the best way to take advantage of cloud computing.

3. The Cloud Security You Will Need

Security is one of the most overlooked parts of cloud computing. Using consumer-grade options might be adequate for personal use. However, your business requires tighter security and more control over file access.

Our team will decipher the numerous options available to you and make appropriate recommendations that align with the unique goals and security needs of both your business and clients.

Find the Right Solution for Your Business

Intec will take the time to learn about your business, including your software, hardware, operations and security requirements.

No matter whether you decide to put one application or your entire IT infrastructure in the cloud, we will find the solution and make sure that it seamlessly integrates into your IT environment.

Contact us today for a complimentary consultation so that you can start reaping all the benefits that cloud computing has to offer.