There is much written about cloud computing with differing views coming from all quarters.
Here we describe what cloud computing means to us and the services that we provide.
A cloud can be private or public. A public cloud is available to anyone accessing data storage or services on the Internet. A private cloud is a proprietary network providing services to specific businesses.
Public or private, the aim of cloud computing is to provide easy and scalable access to computing resources and IT services.
Private Cloud (Dedicated Hosted Infrastructure)
Dedicated hosted infrastructure allows the client to utilise an infrastructure that is solely devoted to them. They will own every aspect of the solution including all the hardware, virtual technology and software licencing. This enables them to decide how the solution will best work for them. They are able to identify which technologies are best suited to their organisation and will assist in making the deployment of their applications as efficient as possible.
In short, dedicated hosting gives the client total control of the environment. There are several different financial options available for the creation of a private cloud:
Public Cloud (Shared Hosted Infrastructure)
This solution is the most cost effective cloud solution that we provide. The utilisation of our massive investment in infrastructure and technology will allow clients to deliver their applications and end user computing with greater flexibility and lower cost.
Before choosing a public cloud the client has to decide:
Do you need dedicated hardware?
Does the control you get from owning the hardware justify the investment required for a private cloud solution?
Quiss provide clients with a solid, resilient, platform to host their IT environments. There is no capital investment required with this model and by utilising Software as a Service (SaaS) even the software can be provided on a monthly, pay as you go contract depending on the application.
Clients are given a dedicated virtual infrastructure, that enables them to deploy their applications, files and folders or in fact their entire desktops to their end users. Once again, we show a degree of service flexibility few can match, by providing clients with as much or as little as they need.
Hybrid Cloud or Mixed Mode Hosting
There is a third way also discussed frequently and this is a mixture of both private and public cloud.
Some organisations want a mix and match of solutions, for example, a shared infrastructure for e-mail and a dedicated infrastructure for business critical applications and sensitive data. We have the experience and expertise to help clients decide which approach will deliver the best results at the most competitive rates, whether that is private cloud, public cloud or a hybrid mix of the two.
ISV Hosting, SaaS and Application Deployment Platform
Independent software vendors (ISV) often require partners to provide them with an infrastructure capable of delivering their products to their clients. This may be either a dedicated or shared solution dependant on the preference of individual ISVs.
ISVs may find their clients put stipulations in place in terms of how they want a service managed, but whatever these conditions are we have the answer.
A dedicated infrastructure can be created for the sole use of an ISV to enable them to slice and dice for its customers, or if they wish, they can utilise our shared infrastructure to deliver the same applications. Software as a Service (SaaS) typically lends itself to the shared infrastructure model, purely because user counts can be increased or decreased without any further capital investment.
We are very flexible with our approach to working with ISVs: