There are plenty of reasons for your business to step away from conventional computing to cloud computing – whether you want the added security, the compatibility with multiple applications, the limitless storage space – or you just don’t have the capital or the space for a cumbersome IT infrastructure, cloud computing could be the answer.
Using our experience of working with top 50 UK law firms, national legal and accountancy practices and international financial institutions, we can create a tailored cloud services solution that empowers your business and puts a range of benefits and services at your fingertips!
What is cloud computing?
Simply put, the ‘Cloud’ is a network connected computer. It is a server, desktop, laptop, or even a Raspberry Pi which is connected to the internet and accessible either privately (your server in the office), publicly (think Red Hat Gluster Storage, SOLiD Pods, or Google Drive) or a mixture of both.
Rather than forking out for their own computing infrastructure or data centers, companies can rent access to applications, storage and more from a cloud service provider.
Public, private or both?
Public clouds offer storage and networking services to public businesses and individuals. These are usually free or involve a scaled pricing system. The most popular public clouds are offered by Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud.
Private clouds are hosted on equipment exclusive to your business and usually provide tighter security. They make applications, storage capacity and other resources available to your business without having to share them like on a public cloud.
Hybrid clouds, as the name suggests, are a mix of the two. They provide a combination of private and public services that are ideal for certain business functions. Properly configured, they can be every bit as secure as private clouds.