Cloud & Productivity
Benefits of cloud technology
Cloud technology uses an operational cost model, removing the large capital expense of buying hardware and software. Additionally, cloud systems are built with enterprise grade technology, this gives you access to technology and security systems that may have otherwise been out of your reach.
Cloud services are generally provided as a self service and on demand which means, resources can be provisioned in minutes by just a few clicks of the mouse. This takes the pressure off capacity planning by providing businesses with flexibility.
Pay for what you use and scale up as you need. This means as a small business, you can start off on a platform built for enterprise but pay only a small amount. As your business grows, you can scale your consumption accordingly.
Backup and disaster recovery become a lot easier once you're in the cloud. Providers can mirror your setup to multiple sites making your business continuity planning a much simpler task.
Cloud Services refers to a large range of technology services delivered to customers, on demand, over the internet.
Cloud is designed to provide easy and affordable access to applications and resources, removing the need for self-managed IT infrastructure. Cloud services offer flexible resources, economies of scale and is often faster than traditional IT systems. Typically with cloud services you only pay for what you use, helping keep your operating costs low and allowing you to scale your business as your needs change.
The adoption of cloud based solutions has transformed how technology is run for many businesses. Rather than being a large capital expense every few years, it is now a more affordable, operational subscription.
We are proud to be a Microsoft gold partner and have helped countless businesses transform their operations into efficient, highly accessible and secure cloud-based platforms.
The cloud with powernet
We work with all types of cloud services and providers, we offer private cloud hosting, public cloud and infrastructure as a service. Our support teams have experience across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and all the well known software as a service providers. We have completed over 200 successful cloud migration projects resulting in hybrid and full cloud based businesses.
As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we are specialists in Microsoft’s 365 and Azure infrastructure. Our sales team can talk you through the benefits of Microsoft 365 and Azure, and help you understand which parts of your business can move to the cloud.
Types of Cloud
Infrastructure as a Service
With Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), you rent IT infrastructure (servers and virtual machines VMs, storage, networks, operating systems etc) from a cloud provider on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Software as a Service
Software as a Service (SaaS) is a popular method for delivering software, on demand, over the internet and typically on a subscription basis. This method has been around for a long time. Some common examples are Dropbox, Xero, Hotmail and Gmail. With Software as a Service, cloud providers host and manage the software application and underlying infrastructure, and handle any maintenance, like software upgrades and security patching. Customers connect to the application over the internet, usually with a web browser or an app.
Platform as a Service
Platform as a Service (PaaS) provides on demand environments for developing, testing, delivering, and managing software applications. PaaS is designed to make it easier for developers to create apps, without worrying about setting up or managing their own infrastructure. It can work out much more affordable using a PaaS service, than it is buying licenses and IT infrastructure.
Similar, but different to PaaS, serverless computing focuses on building app functionality without spending time managing the infrastructure required to do so. The cloud provider handles the setup, capacity planning, and server management for you. Serverless architectures are scalable and event-driven, only using resources when a specific function or trigger occurs.
We work with all cloud platforms, from Microsoft Azure to Amazon AWS, we have you covered.
Cloud services usually have a higher level of security than having your own on premise server. Utilising cloud platforms means you re accessing enterprise grade technology at a fraction of the cost!
We sure do, we work with all the major software as a service providers like Dropbox and Xero.
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