Online Cloud Services
What is Cloud Computing?
The concept of Cloud Computing is the access or storing of data on hardware not physically housed within your premises, and that you connect to via an internet connection. Techcellence cloud services offer solutions that are secure, easy to use and are affordable for business. Specialising in small to medium and not-for-profit business, we offer the best cloud products and solutions to suit your business needs. If you are in the office, at home or connected to a public hot-spot – having your data in the cloud you can continue working as you move around.
There are 3 main definitions of Cloud based computing;
- Software as a Service (SaaS) – This is where a business subscribes to an application it accesses over the internet. For example – Xero, salesforce.com
- Platform as a Service (PaaS) – Where a business can create it’s own custom applications for use by all in a company. For example – Amazon AWS, Google App Engine and Windows Azure.
- Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) – Provides you the computing infrastructure, physical or (quite often) virtual machines as well as file-based storage, networks etc. For example – Rackspace, Amazon EC2, Microsoft, Google Compute Engine.
Why move to Cloud Computing?
- Access your data and applications from anywhere.
- No need to have servers in-house.
- Reduce the need for advanced hardware in-house.
- No need to worry about transferring all your files.
- Enables employee mobility.
- Secure backup and disaster recovery.Secure backup and disaster recovery.
- Pay on a cost per user per month.
- Cloud computing is scalable to your business.
- No need to carry sensitive data with you.
Is using the cloud all that scary?
In short.. NO the cloud is not something to be feared. The successful implementation of a cloud solution for your business depends on;
- Knowing your business and it’s needs.
- Evaluate cloud service providers carefully.
- Determine ‘true’ costs.
- Technical support – where will it come from.
- Pay attention to security.
- Create a disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
- Implementation of a business IT policy
- Training of staff
- Determine integration downtime.