Cloud computing is getting increasingly popular with many businesses now moving their IT functions to the Cloud. All cloud systems are not created equal however, and so the benefits and downsides of choosing different cloud systems in the market. This blogs aims to describe the different systems out in the market so you have an idea about what system would work for you best.
In essence, private cloud computing is the delivery of computing resources to a firm over the internet. All computing resources such as servers, storage, databases, applications, software, etc. are built into the cloud system and supplied over the internet. On-site equipment for a firm is then limited to end-user computers, network switches, firewall and wireless access points, and all other equipment resides with the Cloud Service Provider.
Private Cloud systems are typically designed specifically for the client loading their applications, their data and their processes into the system. As such, private systems can allow applications that normally can’t be in the Cloud to run successfully.
Setup fees for private cloud systems are significantly lower than building an on-premise system. Since all the equipment is owned by the cloud service provider, the firm pays a monthly fee for renting the resources required to run its business. Private Cloud systems also tend to be more flexible when it comes to scaling the system. Depending on a firm’s needs, the cloud infrastructure can be scaled up or down with relative ease.
This is the most common form of cloud computing. All services are owned and operated by the third-party cloud service provider and a firm shares the resources with other businesses and companies using the public cloud. Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, etc. are all examples of public cloud providers. Public cloud services are most popular for web-based email or for other online applications. If you are concerned about data residency or have business critical applications that require a great deal of control, then public cloud may not be the right fit for your needs. Having said that, most Public Cloud services now offer Canadian specific data centers.
Public Cloud service typically offer a specific application or suite of applications. There is little opportunity to customize beyond the offerings of the provider. Thus, if you have an application that they do not support, you are on your own to ensure that it works in some other manner.
At Triella, we offer a private cloud solution call TriCloud, which is completely based in Canada. We supply the hardware, software and services for your office and your private cloud located in our data centre in North Toronto. Full biometric and physical security, redundant internet, redundant power, redundant air conditioning and fire suppression ensure that your systems are running 24/7/365. Citrix remote access technology means that you can use Macs, PC’s, tablets and Chromebooks and the work you were doing before you left the office appears, right down to the key stroke!
Using TriCloud, you can log on at the office to work on a document, pause the session, fly to the vacation and complete work on the document from right where you left off. It allows you to cross the border without concern for your laptop being searched since there is no actual data on the laptop.
Further, you never have to deal with system upgrades in the office ever again. And, if you open new offices then it is much less expensive to incorporate them into the network.
Our service under TriCloud includes support of your local hardware systems, the back end system and includes free pager support!
Interested? Call us now for a free demonstration of TriCloud for your firm at 647.426.1004 x 222.
Faraz Mehmood is a Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Triella. We are a technology consulting company specializing in providing technology audits, planning advice, project management and other CIO-related services to small and medium-sized firms. Faraz can be reached at 647.426.1004. For additional articles, go to our blog page. Triella is a VMware Professional Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Solution Advisor – Silver, Dell Preferred Partner, Authorized Worldox Reseller and a Webroot Reseller.
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