Public Cloud services are provided in a virtualised environment to many users, constructed using shared physical resources, and accessible over a public network such as the Internet.
Hybrid Cloud is a method of utilising both Private and Public Cloud. In many ways, this can better address different business requirements, yet provide a good balance of usability, cost and security.
Private Cloud is defined as a scalable environment that provides the benefits of the Public Cloud such as agility and efficiency, but the infrastructure is exclusive to your organisation.
Is your business ready for the Cloud?
Cloud computing simply means storing and accessing data and programmes over the internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. The cloud is basically a network of servers, each with a different function. Some deliver services, others store data. As you can imagine, there are plenty of business advantages to working in the cloud.
In many ways, the cloud has revolutionised how we think about and consume IT. However, we are aware that there are various approaches to using and taking advantage of the cloud, and differences in what ‘the cloud’ means to customers. For this reason, we are not prescriptive and understand that the cloud is a journey.
When you back your information up in the cloud, it’s safe and sound. You can access it from anywhere with an internet connection, and you don’t need as much potentially expensive storage resource on the premises. We’ll help you back up vital data safely, securely and accessibly.
Off-site data storage
Off-site data storage is vital. Not so long ago data backups were carried out and stored on-site. Now the cloud has taken over, offering an essential addition to traditional data storage and backup protocols. When you back your data up in the cloud, away from your physical premises, it’s safe and sound, ready to be used to restore your website, systems and databases if something goes wrong.
UK Data centres
A data centre is simply a lot of networked servers. It’s a dedicated site where businesses store and operate business IT infrastructure, their servers and the storage equipment used to run application software, process and store data and content. The temperature and humidity are carefully controlled and there’s an internal power supply and backup power on tap. Safety and security are paramount, with sprinkler systems and fire alarms, water detection systems and strict security controls.
Fully managed private cloud
A fully managed private cloud is a dedicated server space only you can access. It gives you full control of your data without the potential regulatory and compliance issues you get with shared clouds. And at the same time you get a flexible hosting environment.
The best fully managed private cloud services come with all sorts of benefits. You enjoy personal service and guaranteed up-time, a virtual desktop infrastructure, virtual private server, hosted exchange, disaster recovery, business continuity, storage, processing power and a suite of essential infrastructure resources.