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Overview

Cloud computing has evolved through a number of phases which include grid and utility computing, application service provision (ASP), and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Cloud Computing

Why Move to the Cloud?

Cloud computing can be used for almost all types of applications, not just business security. While the idea of cloud computing can sometimes seem hard to grasp, it's clear that it saves its users money – especially SMBs, including small office/home office (SOHO). Below are a few benefits to business in choosing the Cloud:

  • Flexibility
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Automatic Software Updates
  • Cap-Ex Free
  • Increased Collaboration
  • Work from anywhere
  • Document Control
  • Security
  • Competitiveness
  • Environmentally friendly

Benefits of Cloud Migration

The Cloud is known to carry many benefits despite early fears from many businesses out there.

The Cloud encourages experimentation and business risk taking. This is because the cost and time to validate these ideas can be drastically reduced through the sheer scalability the Cloud has to offer businesses. While risk taking in the past has required much in the way of hardware and software investment, the Cloud allows building an application on a platform that is completely scalable from the smallest of instances to the largest. Small companies can start up, and large business can roll out innovative new ventures, without prohibitive costs, delay or risk.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment. Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use.

Amazon EC2 provides developers the tools to build failure resilient applications and isolate themselves from common failure scenarios.

Office 365

Office 365 provides virtually anywhere access to familiar Office tools, plus enterprise-grade email, conferencing, and more IT services. Some features of Office 365 are as follows:

  • Powerful Admin Page
  • Solve problems before they start
  • Smartphone management tools
  • SharePoint Online
  • Team Site Extends Email
  • Rich Outlook Functionality
  • Robust calendaring
  • Keep tabs on colleagues
  • Document Sharing
  • Powerful Document Editing
  • Concurrent Authoring
  • Offline – Online Synchronization
  • Smartphone Access

Windows Azure

Windows Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft, for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacentres. It provides both platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. Some Features of Windows Azure are as follows:

  • Windows Azure Virtual Machines enable you to deploy a Windows Server or Linux image in the cloud
  • Windows Azure Cloud Services remove the need to manage server infrastructure. With Web and Worker roles, they enable you to quickly build, deploy and manage modern applications
  • Windows Azure Web Sites enables you to deploy web applications on a scalable and reliable cloud infrastructure. You can quickly scale up and out to meet your application needs
  • Windows Azure Mobile Services provides a scalable cloud backend for building Windows Store, Windows Phone, Apple iOS, Android, and HTML/JavaScript applications

Our Cloud Services Include

  • Assessment of cloud readiness for initial or subsequent transitions including a complete infrastructure audit, review of business objectives, IT concerns/challenges
  • Planning from the earliest concept stages to post-implementation optimization
  • Cloud deployment and migration end-to-end
  • Performance optimization inter-cloud, intra-cloud, between physical and virtual resources and for reliable user experiences on a complex array of mobile devices
  • Private and public cloud planning and implementation
  • Monitoring and management as an ongoing service for faster issue resolution and continuous improvement
  • Virtualization of servers, software development environments, and test environments
  • Development of PaaS and SaaS applications
  • Lifecycle security and regulatory compliance for effective risk management
  • Dashboards and reporting for complete visibility and sound infrastructure management 24/7