Cloud Computing isn’t a trend; it’s an evolution of how companies of all sizes do business. As the industry booms, new cloud providers and solutions will surface, but there are certain traits and technologies that remain constant. Some factors to consider when choosing your ideal cloud solution are: how critical the applications you’re putting in the cloud are; what the data protection or regulatory requirements are; how big the application workloads are; how integrated applications need to function.
The question is no longer “should I implement cloud?” rather, “HOW should I implement cloud?”
What are the benefits of Public Cloud? Public cloud refers to the use of physical hardware, divided into multiple virtual resources that are subscribed to individual clients. The hardware is shared, but the virtual resources are completely isolated. Public cloud serves many important purposes like being a great testing ground for code and applications, hosting a wide range of applications, rapid deployments, reducing IT costs in a move from CapEx to OpEx, instant elasticity and scalability in a pay as you go model, fault tolerance through redundancy and distribution of data, and putting the responsibility of support, monitoring, SLA’s, hardware upgrades, software licensing, and backups on the providers.
When is Hybrid Cloud the best fit? Sometimes you need more versatility because not all hardware, applications or IT environments are created equal. Hybrid offers the flexibility that many companies need to create the most favorable outcome for cloud. Hybrid cloud solutions allow hardware flexibility, maximize the full lifecycle of existing hardware, combine cloud with colocation, meet all regulatory and compliance demands and audits, combine physical hardware with virtual resources, and build your applications to meet specific performance needs.
What sets Private Cloud apart? The private cloud is designed to take advantage of IaaS and virtualization but offered in a 100% isolated secure environment. The benefits of Private Cloud include many of the efficiencies found in public cloud but offer increased security and control of your application data all while meeting regulatory demands and compliance audits.
What makes it Hyper? Certain workloads and application scenarios require lightning fast performance and deployment, which fit the hyper scale cloud model. Hyperscale is designed for distributed workloads that need top-tier compute resources but add in flash storage. If your applications are running Cassandra, Couchbase, Redis, Riak, mongoDB, CouchDB, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server or Hadoop then a hyper scale cloud may be ideal.
Is file sharing easy? Yes it can and should be in today’s cloud business enviornment. File sharing cloud solutions provides scalable, online object based storage for files and media that can be accessed anywhere on any device. The right file sharing solution is fast, reliable and easy to use for all users. Best of all pricing is very affordable and offered in a simple price per-GB model.
Remember when 1TB was a lot of data? That may seem like a long time ago because companies of all sizes today are producing a ton of data. Cloud storage is an easy and affordable way to store, archive and access unstructured data. Cloud storage can be dedicated or multi-tenancy, satisfy security and record retention laws, move from a costly CapEx to an OpEx storage model and allow you to pay as you go only for what you use.
Are you investing in providing superior service to your customers? Contact Center software in the cloud enables customer service managers and agents to effectively serve your customers. Automating important customer service functions like call distribution, interactive voice response, workforce optimization, outbound communications, CRM integration, multichannel queues to handle popular customer communications, and detailed reporting capabilities are key features of a quality Contact Center solution. Combine those features with a flexible, pay-as-you-go, always up to date, OpEx cloud model and a smart innovative solution focused on improving the customer experience.
Monitoring & Management
Do you have complete insight into your technology environments? Business leaders and IT Managers need to ensure your technology systems are performing at the highest levels. Lifecycle Monitoring and Management software in the cloud provides insight into all aspects of the health and performance of systems, processes, infrastructure, applications and SLAs all displayed in a single pane of glass that is fully customizable to the business role and need.