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What you need to know

Put simply Cloud Computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, it is the delivery of different services over the internet; applications include data storage, servers, databases, and networking.

Provided an electronic device has access to the internet, it has access to the data and software programmes. It removes the emphasis on the device where there is crunching, and processing of data involved.

There are 3 main types of cloud computing, all different, and it depends on what the right solution for your business is:

Software as a service (SAAS)

This is typically a pay as you go or monthly subscription model, where we as the software provider would host the application centrally, providing network-based access to the software; an example maybe Microsoft 365. As a business you would not be responsible for the set up and maintenance of an SAAS application.

Infrastructure as a service (IAAS)

This model is a method of delivering everything from operating systems to servers and storage, through IP based connectivity as an on-demand service. Examples of this model include:

  • IBM Cloud
  • Microsoft Azure

Platform as a service (PAAS)

Considered the most complex, PAAS is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud. Resources allow delivery of simple, cloud-based applications right the way through to sophisticated cloud enabled enterprise applications. The resources would be purchased from us on a pay as you go basis and accessed over a secure internet connection.

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guide you

The type of cloud computing you go for will depend on your business needs, but we can guide you through the options.

Whichever one you choose; you can expect to experience a number of benefits.

Speed

Services are provided as self service and on demand, so even vast amounts of computing resource can be provisioned in minutes.

Scalability

Cloud Computing allows you to scale elastically, so it can provide the right amount (whether that be more or less) of IT resources at the right time.

Productivity

Onsite data centres require time consuming set-up and ongoing management, the cloud removes the need for any of these tasks, allowing IT teams to focus on more important business objectives.

Reliability

Data back-up, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are far easier using the cloud

Cost reduction

A business would no longer need to construct and maintain technology and infrastructure, you only pay for the cloud services you use and there is the ability to scale up or down with ease, therefore you are never paying for a service you don’t require.

At Dalys we have significant experience in the provision of all solutions and will provide help and advice to ensure you select the right approach for your business.

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