Why Cloud Computing Makes Senseby System Administrator at 11/05/18 15:33
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing, also known as “software as a service, or SaaS”, uses a network of remote third-party servers made available online. Rather than relying on your organisation’s own computers or servers, you remotely share software and storage to process, manage and share information. You’re probably familiar with webmail services such as Gmail. These are, in fact, cloud computing alternatives to hosting email on your own server.
Key Benefits at a Glance
- Drive down costs: Avoid large capital expenditure on hardware and upgrades. Cloud can also improve cost efficiency by more closely matching your cost pattern to your revenue/demand pattern, moving your business from a capital-intensive cost model to an Opex model.
- Cope with demand: You know what infrastructure you need today, but what about your future requirements? As your business grows, a cloud environment can grow with you. And when demand is unpredictable or you need to test a new application, you have the ability spin capacity up or down, while paying only for what you use.
- Run your organisation; don’t worry about your IT. Monitoring your infrastructure 24/7 is time consuming and expensive when you have a organisation to run. A managed cloud solution means that your cloud provider is doing this for you. In addition to monitoring your infrastructure and keeping your data safe, they can provide creative and practical solutions to your needs, as well as expert advice to keep your IT infrastructure working efficiently as your needs evolve.
- Innovate and lead: Ever-changing business requirements mean that your IT infrastructure has to be flexible. With cloud infrastructure, you can rapidly deploy new projects and take them live quickly, keeping you at the vanguard of innovation in your sector.
- Improved security and compliance: You have to protect your organisation against loss of revenue and brand damage. In addition, many organizations in the healthcare industry face strict regulatory and compliance obligations. A cloud environment means that this responsibility no longer rests entirely on your shoulders. Your cloud provider will build in resiliency and agility at an infrastructure-level to limit the risk of a security breach, and will work with you to help address compliance and regulatory requirements.
- Reduce your carbon footprint: Hosting in a data center rather than on site allows you to take advantage of the latest energy-efficient technology. Additionally, as cloud service providers host multiple customers on shared infrastructure, they can drive higher and more efficient utilization of energy resources.
- Future-proof your business: There is unprecedented demand for access to data anywhere, anytime and on any device. Don’t let your organisation fall behind. By embracing the cloud, you can handle emerging mobile, BYOD and wearable technology trends.
Why Doveria Cloud?
- Uses Australia’s first showcase Tier III certified data centre facility and which services 40% of the government sector
- All access from outside Australia is automatically blocked
- Significantly lower costs in comparison to Amazon AWS, Google Platform and Microsoft Azure
- Is fully managed 24/7 by an entire team
- All of the above included in a monthly fixed charge with no surprises
Scalabilityby System Administrator at 11/05/18 15:35
Cloud computing has a great impact on business thinking. It facilitates a change in the way companies operate, by offering shared and virtualized infrastructure that is easily scalable. It is also changing how we manage these resources. The challenge is no longer about how many physical servers a company has, but more about being able to manage these virtual resources.
Cloud computing offers businesses flexibility and scalability when it comes to computing needs:
Flexibility. Cloud computing allows your employees to be more flexible – both in and out of the workplace. Employees can access files using web-enabled devices such as smartphones, laptops and notebooks. The ability to simultaneously share documents and other files over the Internet can also help support both internal and external collaboration. Many employers are now implementing “bring your own device (BYOD)” policies. In this way, cloud computing enables the use of mobile technology.
Scalability. One of the key benefits of using cloud computing is its scalability. Cloud computing allows your business to easily upscale or downscale your IT requirements as and when required. For example, most cloud service providers will allow you to increase your existing resources to accommodate increased business needs or changes. This will allow you to support your business growth without expensive changes to your existing IT systems.
Assume you have an application or product on the cloud with 10 users and when you add 10 more users into it, the system needs to perform the same way even when the resource is re-scaled and also utilize the resource effectively to its full advantage. Cloud computing gives that scalability along with increased agility and flexibility which allows you to scale up/down as per the resource requirement.
Impact of scalability on managed data centers. Because of the highly scalable nature of cloud computing, many organizations are now relying on managed data centers where there are cloud experts trained in maintaining and scaling shared, private and hybrid clouds. Cloud computing allows for quick and easy allocation of resources in a monitored environment where overloading is never a concern as long as the system is managed properly. From small companies to large enterprise companies, managed data centers can be an option for your business.