Cloud

WHAT IS CLOUD?

Cloud Computing has jumped to the forefront of most enterprises and this interest is driven by a desire to significantly improve business IT agility while reducing costs. Cloud computing helps businesses to be more efficient and save on software and hardware costs by accessing them remotely.

Companies can use cloud computing to increase their IT functionality or capacity without having to add software, personnel, invest in additional training or set up new infrastructure.

Asystec together with Dell EMC and VMware can offer comprehensive cloud solutions for Platforms as a Service (Paas) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

WHY YOU SHOULD UTILISE CLOUD

It only takes you a few minutes or hours to set up a cloud service application with robust features, which may only cost you a few dollars per seat per month. You can access the cloud service from any computing device attached to the internet including smartphones, tablets and laptops. If you have to access a service, you can do it from anywhere; home, at the airport, at the office, etc.
Cloud services are also scalable. As your company grows, you can increase your subscription to the resources you need to go in line with your growth. The same is the case when your company’s operations shrink. Most cloud providers have packages that allow customers to choose the level of service they need.
Finally, companies that adopt cloud services usually benefit from improved efficiency and lower costs. This gives them an edge over their competitors and can help them to quickly gain market share. For start-ups, cloud services can help them to become profitably quickly without risking investments in robust in-house IT infrastructure, hardware or software.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

IaaS is the lowest level of cloud solution and refers to cloud-based computing infrastructure as a fully-outsourced service. An IaaS provider will deliver pre-installed and configured hardware or software through a virtualized interface. What the customers accessing the cloud services do with the service is up to them. Examples of IaaS offerings are managed hosting and development environments.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

This type of cloud computing is similar to IaaS but is more advanced. With PaaS, apart from simply providing infrastructure, providers also offer a computing platform and solution stack as a service.The IT infrastructure may come with a graphic user interface, run-time system libraries, programming languages or an operating system.

PaaS services are mostly used by companies that need to develop, test, collaborate and deploy cloud solutions for particular applications. However, the hosting of the application is done by a third party i.e. the PaaS provider.

PaaS providers offer a fully configured sandbox and deployment environment for customers to develop, test and deploy their cloud applications.

DELL EMC ENTERPRISE HYBRID CLOUD

A hybrid cloud enables the business agility your organisation needs – while reducing your IT operating costs by up to 24%, allowing you to invest in the innovative technologies that will lead your digital business transformation.

From concept to completion, we’ll help you execute a cloud strategy that aligns to your specific project goals and business vision. A hybrid cloud for your traditional and next generation applications – in a solution designed for everyone.

DELL EMC CLOUDARRAY

Dell EMC CloudArray is cloud integrated storage that extends high-performance storage arrays with cost effective cloud capacity.  By providing access to a private or public cloud storage tier through standard interfaces, CloudArray technology simplifies storage for inactive data and offsite protection.

Seamless CloudArrays virtual, physical and cloud compute-based hybrid cloud storage connects your existing systems and software to over 20 public and private cloud providers using standard storage interfaces such as ISCSI, NFS, and CIFS.

Cost Effective – Cloud storage access reduces the total cost of ownership for data storage by moving cold inactive data to a lower cost cloud tier.
Scalable – unlimited on-demand cloud storage allows your environment to easily adapt to current and future infrastructure requirements.