- 94% of organizations use cloud services to remain agile and competitive.
- 69% of organizations leverage a hybrid cloud solution to control resource costs while maximizing performance.
For organizations with mission-critical applications deployed from local on-premise servers, ActiveCo offers integrated strategies that combine the best of both cloud worlds and greater security.
If you’re worried about integrating your on-premises apps with newer cloud technologies, you’re not alone. We can help you adapt. Technology never stops evolving – and the way in which you interact with apps shouldn’t, either.
“The Cloud” is notoriously mysterious for many business owners; whether you feel you are technology-savvy or not, it can be daunting to know where to even begin reviewing your needs, let alone guesstimating your cloud computing solutions expenses. That’s where ActiveCo will assist in identifying your acceptable risk tolerance, then balance the expense of a cloud solution vs. an on-premise option.
What is Managed Cloud?
Managed cloud services enable businesses to leverage the scalability, performance, and security that cloud computing offers without hiring a cloud architect or engineer in-house. Just like your on-premise servers, someone has to manage the infrastructure, technical support, and complex tasks like cloud cost optimization. With managed cloud services from IT Support Guys you get full access to a team of cloud specialists, architects and engineers to simplify your cloud journey, saving you from the frustration and complexity of doing it yourself.
What is a public cloud?
Public clouds are by far the most common way businesses utilize cloud computing. A public cloud’s infrastructure is owned and maintained by a third-party Cloud Service Provider and delivered over the internet. Over 90% of companies already use at least one public cloud service. Commonly known examples include Microsoft Azure, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Google AppEngine, Office 365 with OneDrive, Google Drive, Box.com, and Apple iCloud. As the most popular model of cloud computing services, providers offer a vast array of solutions, resources, and services to address the growing needs of organizations, no matter your size, industry, or geography.
What is a hybrid cloud?
Considered to be “the best of both worlds”, hybrid clouds combine the benefits of on-premise infrastructure (e.g. a private cloud or application server) and public cloud services. In a hybrid cloud environment, data and applications can move between local on-premise servers and public clouds for greater flexibility, performance, and deployment options. Some services like email and VoIP phone systems should not be hosted on-site in case of an unexpected business disaster, hardware failure or power outage. Similarly, hosting large data sets off-premise in a public or private cloud environment can be extremely costly. It’s for these reasons that businesses need to strongly consider the balance between operational costs and identifiable fault tolerance a business is willing to tolerate.
What is a private cloud?
A private cloud consists of computing resources exclusively used by one business or organization. A private cloud can be deployed from an organization’s on-site data center (or server) or hosted by a third-party service provider. Unlike public clouds, private clouds are designed, configured, and maintained according to the specific business needs of one company. Private clouds can offer greater security, governance, management, privacy, and compliance controls than a public cloud environment, albeit more costly than a public cloud solution.