Cloud computing is the next stage in the technology evolution. Cloud computing and Managed Services can provide your business the means through which everything — from computing power to company infrastructure, applications, business processes and personal collaboration — can be delivered to you as a service wherever and whenever you need. This provides businesses with huge benefits including flexibility, scalability, ease of implementation, security, disaster recovery services, reduced capital expenses and even potential monthly service cost savings. DMS Knows “The Cloud” and we can help you navigate through it!!
“The Cloud” in cloud computing can be defined as the set of hardware, networks, storage, services, and interfaces that deliver various aspects of business operations as a service rather than as hardware and software that businesses maintain at their location. Cloud and Managed services are delivered by carriers and include software, hardware infrastructure, and storage that businesses can access over the Internet either as separate components set up “A la Carte” or a complete solution depending on the requirements of a particular business. Digital Management Solutions will work with your company to identify the areas where Cloud and Managed Services will make the most sense. We will dive into the operations of your company and work side by side as you uncover ways to improve – DMS will be there every step of the way.
Businesses that find an advantage in Cloud and Managed Services are:
- Companies without dedicated, on-staff IT professionals who do not have to worry about how services work or how to implement and maintain software and hardware
- Business management who are responsible for making sure that software and hardware work but to not have the technical expertise for the management of these items
- Organizations who have strict standards for the safety, security, storage and retention of information that is housed within their servers and applications
- Any company with an existing Disaster Recovery needs or a company who is building a Disaster Recovery plan
- Multi location customers who need all of their locations to be able to access information simultaneously but do not have the network connectivity to provide high-bandwidth access to that information at a specific location
- Cost conscious companies who are looking for a way to scale back budgets for capital expenses and network infrastructure
- Companies who have a need for users outside of their organization to access information and files effectively
And the list goes on…
Products & Services that can operate in “The Cloud” include:
- Software as a Service (SaaS) and Application Hosting – This would include both general market and custom applications that businesses use to perform their daily functions. Cloud applications are on-demand software solutions that are designed for enterprises, SMBs, and even end users and your customers.
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – allows businesses to provision servers, processing, storage, and other computing resources as needed. The business organization does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure but has control over operating systems, storage, and applications. This area also includes Backup & Disaster Recovery services, Infrastructure & Operations Software and Security Resources.
- Platform as a Service (PaaS) – Platform cloud services consist of the software and services business developers use to build new applications, typically through an API (application program interface), on the cloud.
- Cloud Telephony – Cloud Telephony delivers automated telephone applications to any phone, any place, anytime. Cloud Telephony is perfect for businesses that want innovative phone solutions, or simply need to eliminate the costs, responsibilities, and risks of ownership of traditional premise-based phone systems. While offering much more flexibility than a traditional phone system, Cloud Telephony is quick, easy, and affordable for any size business.
- Colocation – Since the Network Cloud Service providers had to build buildings that had high-quality power and were physically secure, it made sense for them to begin to offer data center space within those buildings for businesses to host their servers hardware.
- Remote Storage Organizations of all sizes are desperately trying to find ways to reduce total storage costs for their data, while facing 50% annual growth rates and increasing demand to store data for longer periods of time. As cloud storage becomes an integral part of IT storage strategies, customers expect a highly cost–effective, secure, and scalable solution that provides seamless access to their data. This is done using offsite backup which provides customers with the space they need in a secure off site location.
If you want to make sure that your business is up to date with the current technology that will make you competitive in your industry Digital Management Solutions will make sure that you are educated in the emerging realm of Cloud and Managed services so that you can take full advantage of things that will improve your business!!