If you are looking for a scalable and fault-tolerant environment, without the need to purchase and configure hardware and operating systems, then it is the right time to enter into the new ERA of Cloud computing. Cloud computing is a natural evolution of the widespread adoption of virtualization, service-oriented architecture and utility computing. It delivers a model for IT services based on the internet, and involves over-the-internet provision of dynamically scalable, and often virtualized resources. The idea is to pay only for what you use, scaling up or down according to business needs. There are three options in cloud computing that depend on the flexibility/complexity of the underlying technology you wish to administer.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Using this approach, you can rent the hardware such as servers, load balancers, firewall and cables. We can help you configure these remotely and install your business solutions on them. At any time you can scale up or down according to your needs. This way you do not need to forecast and provide for the highest possible demand in advance, but instead configure and update as you go along.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
With the PaaS, you rent a platform on which to deploy your applications without configuring the infrastructure, as required in IaaS. However, you are still provided facilities for application design, application development, testing, hosting, etc. We have the expertise to convert your existing applications to work in PaaS systems, such as Azure. This decentralises the need for strong internal IT support, maximizes the utilization of your leased hardware, and guarantees availability of your workflow.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
This is the top level approach we offer, without having to know, or configure anything about the infrastructure. We deliver ready-to-run solutions hosted on the cloud, and you can start using the software immediately by making the payment. We will provide everything required to run the application, shielding you from all the underlying components.
Benefits of using cloud-based infrastructure
- There is no initial cost
- There is no fixed cost for the bandwidth
- No initial cost for database clusters
- There are no routers or load balancers to buy or configure
- There is no firewall and security software to purchase or configure
- There are no skills required to secure the underlying system
- There are no licenses to buy
You start paying only when you deploy your solution, and then you can adjust the computational power and the storage space to your actual needs – almost in real time, reducing required computing power (and costs). Finally, if the business turns out to be unprofitable, you can simply stop paying at any time.