Cloud Computing

Public, Private, Hybrid, Colocation Data Center

Your Business, Your Cloud.

You don’t have to be a large enterprise to reap the advantages of cloud computing and virtualization at a time when your business data has never been more critical to your business. Cloud computing delivers enterprise grade computing resources to businesses of all sizes without the initial hardware and software capital purchases which typically are required to deliver your business applications.

Cloud computing is an ever-expanding set of services to help your organization meet its business challenges. It delivers to you the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications in secure and compliant global data centers using your preferred tools and frameworks. Cloud services deliver infrastructure in an as-a-service model include servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligent management.  It delivers faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale for businesses of all sizes. You typically pay only for services you use, helping you lower your operating costs, run your infrastructure more efficiently, and scale as your business needs change.Cloud computing provides easier to move to a secure, optimized environment removing the tasks associated with maintaining servers, storage of your data, while taking advantage of economies of scale.  

Cloud Computing - Business Decision Benefits

Cost of Ownership

Cloud computing moves  your business away from the cost to purchase hardware and operating software (CAPex), maintaining these whether onsite or in a datacenter to a utility cost model (OPex).

Scalable, Elastic Reources

The benefits of cloud computing services include the ability to scale to the right amount of IT resources—for example, more or less computing power, storage, bandwidth— when they’re needed by your business. Many providers provide the ability to self-manage this or utilize their support teams.

Performance

Cloud computing services typically run in secure datacenters, which are regularly upgraded to the latest generation of fast and efficient computing hardware. This offers several benefits over a single datacenter, including reduced network latency for applications and greater economies of scale.

Increase Support, without adding Staff

On-site datacenters and colo services typically require your IT team or 3rd party to perform hardware setup, software patching, and other time-consuming IT management activities. Cloud computing moves many of these tasks to the provider, so IT teams can focus on achieving more important business goals.

Reliability, Resilency

Cloud computing enables data backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity making it easier and less expensive as data can be mirrored at multiple redundant sites on the cloud provider’s network.

Compliance

Cloud providers help in meeting your compliance requirements via SSAE 18-, SOC 2- and PCI DSS-certified data centers. Services are designed to help meet regulations for healthcare, finance, government, energy and other highly regulated industries effectively helping to protect your businesses sensitive data.

 

Security - - Layered throughout

Cloud providers offer a broad set of policies, technologies, and controls that strengthen your security posture overall, helping protect your data, apps, and infrastructure from potential threats.

Clouds to Support Any Application

Types of Cloud Computing

There are several different models, types, and services in cloud computing that have evolved to help offer the right solution for your needs. First, we work with you to determine the type of cloud deployment, or cloud computing architecture, that best meets your business plans current and in the future. There are three different ways to deploy cloud services: on a public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud.

Public Cloud

Public clouds are owned and operated by a third-party cloud service providers, which deliver their computing resources, like servers and storage, over the Internet. Public clouds delivery all hardware, software, security, and other supporting infrastructure in an as-a-service model with all infrastructure owned and managed by the cloud provider. You access these services and manage your account using a web browser.

Private Cloud

A private cloud refers to cloud computing resources used exclusively by a single business or organization. A private cloud can be physically located on the company’s on-site datacenter. Some companies also pay third-party service providers to host their private cloud. A private cloud is one in which the services and infrastructure are maintained on a private network.

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid clouds combine public and private clouds, bound together by technology that allows data and applications to be shared between them. By allowing data and applications to move between private and public clouds, a hybrid cloud gives your business greater flexibility, more deployment options, and helps optimize your existing infrastructure, security, and compliance.

Data Center | Colocation

Cabinets, cages, private pods, private suites, scalable power, cooling, physical infrastructure security. Data Centers and Colocation fall into the private cloud family. With colocation services, firms are required to purchase their own servers, networking equipment, software, security for components, and management all of which reside in a data center. With this option, clients have control over the brand and configuration of server hardware and are responsible for the installation, maintenance, software licensing and backups.  

Questions as to whether a good fit for your business?

We are here to assist in looking at your business today and goals for tomorrow to determine what technologies bring value to your business.

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Public Cloud

The public cloud provides IT services and infrastructure off-site over a network that is open to the public. A customer’s hosted applications share storage and computing resources with other tenants on a single host, in a multi-tenant architecture. This is a great solution for organizations looking to reduce upfront expenditures while maintaining benefits such as reliability, scalability, security and flexibility.

While most cloud providers have addressed issues associated with noisy neighbors—hosts who end up monopolizing computing resources—there is sometimes an obstacle to shared tenancy in the cloud. Some public clouds that do not meet industry-specific regulations as they may not be able to provide the compliance, or data sovereignty that many institutions require by law, in part because it is accessible by numerous parties. We help navigate public cloud options  by understanding your business requirements. 

Benefits of utilizing the public cloud include, but are not limited to, the following:​

  • Public cloud environments provide customers with scalability, without compromising security.
  • Public cloud environments provide customers with scalability, without compromising security.
  • Public cloud environments provide customers with scalability, without compromising security.

We work with you and our partners to provide the best solution to meet your business objectives and requirements.

Private Cloud

In the case of the private cloud, services and infrastructure are dedicated to a single organization. Resources are not shared, and thus data storage, hardware and network pools cannot be accessed by other businesses in the same data center. In this case, the client is utilizing a vendor’s off-site IT infrastructure, the vendor owns the hardware and the client will continue to be the owner of their data.

Benefits of utilizing the Private Cloud include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Public cloud environments provide increased security over Colocation facilities (typically)
  • Computing resources, storage and networking components can be customized where in Public Clouds this is not typically the case.
  • Healthcare providers, financial and trading organizations, banks and law firms utilize the private cloud allowing them to meet strict regulations, including security and data privacy standards. 

We work with you and our partners to provide the best solution to meet your business objectives and requirements.

Private Clouds to Support Any Application

All the benefits of the cloud—custom-fit to your applications.

A hosted private cloud offers physically isolated, dedicated resources for compute, memory and storage to help meet the most demanding security and compliance needs. Flexibility, security, scalability: There are a lot of reasons to choose a Private Cloud solution. It’s easier than ever to set up and deploy the right, best-in-class solution for your applications and your business.

Dedicated Private Cloud

Your Private Cloud, hosted on fully dedicated hardware—ideal for complex architecture, mission-critical applications and the highest standards of compliance.

Virtual Private Cloud

Logically isolated, easily scalable for applications with variable computing resource usage—but just as secure and high-performance as Dedicated Private Cloud.

Custom Built Private Cloud

Have a complex application with special requirements?  Customer Private Cloud built to your needs provides a solution that fits.

We work with you and our partners to provide the best solution to meet your business objectives and requirements.

Hybrid Cloud

A hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment that utilizes a combination of various deployments. Many enterprises combine public and private cloud services, colocation and on-premise IT. A hybrid environment may be suitable if the data across your environment have different levels of sensitivity. A hybrid cloud deployment would enable you to leverage the public cloud for non-sensitive data and private cloud for data related to business-critical functions. A hybrid environment usually involves more than one cloud provider, which inherently makes it more complex than purely private, public or colocation environments. To add to the challenge of the complexity in combining two environments, the movement from public cloud to private cloud needs to be seamless.

With the ability to bundle components into workloads to move them across public and private clouds, it has become easier to optimize applications. The number of ways that workloads can be distributed are nearly unlimited, giving you the power to manage performance as you see fit.

Whether you are considering moving to the cloud, or are looking to make changes to your infrastructure, we recommend speaking with a cloud expert that offers advanced, innovative cloud services to discuss the best solutions to meet your business needs. 

Colocation | Data Center

In the case of the Colocation and Data Centers, the provider includes power, climate control, storage and local bandwidth. Colocation may be preferable over private cloud, if you are partial to using specific hardware. Some organizations choose colocation simply because they lack the space for the physical hardware onsite, and they can cover the costs of the maintenance that colocation services can provide.  

Benefits of utilizing Data Center & Colocation facilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Full Redundancy - All data centers are designed for concurrent maintainability. This means a single critical component failure—electrical, cooling, power, etc.— will not disrupt service because of the redundant systems in place.
  • High Density - via high power density, data centers let you fit more gear into a smaller space and reduce your overall footprint.
  • Energy Efficiency - utilization of air containment and LED lighting, among other technologies, make our data centers as environmentally friendly as possible.
  • Network Connectivity - powered by reliable network backbone options from multiple providers, connect quickly and seamlessly.

We work with you and our partners to provide the best solution to meet your business objectives and requirements.

MPLS

When your multi-location business is looking to grow, an MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) network is your solution. Adding MPLS capabilities offers secure, private multi-site communications, keeping your data insulated from general internet traffic. Your growing number of applications – whether that includes core business applications, voice, video or general internet traffic – are routed over private IP networks, ensuring that even your most sensitive data remains secure.

  • Benefits & Attributes:
  • Enable seamless data connectivity among all locations
  • Ensure data security through private, secure connections
  • Prioritize traffic types with up to four classes of service
  • Ensure the performance of your network with service level agreements (SLA)