BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS​

The continued development of cloud solutions has changed the IT landscape forever. Cloud computing has the potential to revolutionise how you do business, thanks to the increased levels of agility, security and scalability it offers. If your IT infrastructure is out of date or your IT costs are out of control, you can modernise your business and within budget by migrating to the cloud. As leading cloud solutions experts with a network of cloud providers, Smile IT are here to help you make the switch.

Why Migrate to the Cloud?

Efficiency. Mobility. Security. There are endless benefits of moving your operations to the cloud. Let’s take a look at some of the value the cloud will provide your business.

Cost effective

Cloud computing has also been called on-demand-computing, because you only pay for what you need. You never waste your budget on unneeded resources.

Instead of setting up data centres, paying for expensive hardware and buying standalone software products, you use the remote resources of cloud providers. That means less start-up and maintenance costs, as well as less associated cost like insurance, air-conditioning or office space.

Flexible

With your data and operations in the cloud, it can be accessed from anywhere with an internet-connected device. This gives your employees an unprecedented level of mobility, able to access files in and out of the workplace. Team members no longer need to be in the office to work, they can be at home or in the field.

Improved Team Collaboration

Cloud solutions have brought more efficient and transparent communication and collaboration methods. Team members can work on projects and share data regardless of their location. Corporate group communications are seamless and your entire workforce will always be on the same page. 

Scalable

As your business grows, the extent to which you use the cloud will grow with you. Simply add users to your software programs or pay for more storage space. Fluctuating workloads don’t have to mean unnecessary expenses.

Security

Not only do cloud providers have to comply with stringent security regulations, their entire business model depends on protecting your data. So you know they’ll do an amazing job of it and keep you protected from hacking and data theft.

Always Up-to-Date

Cloud service providers want to stay ahead of the game, so always provide the most up-to-date technology to their clients. Lightning fast deployment means instant access to the latest updates.

Agility

Companies don’t have to waste any resources on their infrastructure when they rely on cloud solutions. They become nimble in their approach to serving their clients, and can focus on big-picture priorities like business growth.

THE BEST OF THE CLOUD FOR BUSINESS

Secure

Cloud Security

With controlled access and the cyber security expertise of cloud providers working for you 24/7, your data is safe and secure in the cloud.

Collaborative

Teamwork

Enhanced communications and the ability to remotely work on projects together gives your team more collaborative power with the cloud.

Up-to-Date

Stay Up-to-Date

Cloud services are normally subscription based and updated automatically. No more outdated equipment or forgotten updates for you.

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Types of Cloud Solutions

Public Cloud

The public cloud provides services and infrastructure on a large scale from third party providers. Examples include Gmail, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services, where many users participate in the shared resources over the internet.

The public cloud is particularly appealing when your business wants to makes use of a specific Software as a Service (SaaS), such as Microsoft Office 365. These services are typically sold on-demand, so you only pay for what your organisation uses. Due to the huge shared resources of the public cloud your business will also enjoy versatility to upscale or downsize their usage.

Private Cloud

A private cloud is when a single organisation maintains a private network on infrastructure they own or control. When it comes to control and security, private clouds are unsurpassed. They’re often used by organisations dealing in highly sensitive data and applications, like medical offices or some government organisations.

They’re not as versatile as pubic cloud solutions and have high start-up costs due to the equipment that needs to be bought.

Hybrid Cloud

A hybrid cloud makes use of both private and public cloud solutions. They normally make use of multiple providers for maximum efficiency, allowing for seamless interaction between the two platforms.

Hybrid clouds are appealing because they provide the convenience and scalability of the public cloud with the security of a private cloud.

A common example is when an IT provider like Smile IT builds a private cloud for your organisation, securing private data behind a firewall. This doesn’t restrict you from using a public cloud service like Office 365 as a key part of your computing toolset.

Start enjoying the benefits of the cloud.