SpecTronics is a leading name for cloud-based IT services for businesses in Wimbledon and South West London.
Cloud Computing Solutions
We can devise an ideal cloud computing solution for your business – allowing you to add technology to your business without large capital. Effortlessly scale your operations as the business grows, eliminate the need to maintain some areas of your IT environment and give employees easy access to data and applications.
Our friendly team will guide you through the various cloud options and find the perfect solution for your business. We’ll tell you what you can put in the cloud, the types of clouds you can use and what kind of security you’ll need.
Cloud Storage Details
What Can Go in The Cloud?
You can put software, hardware and essential operations in the cloud.
There is a wide variety of hosted applications available from providers, ranging from office productivity suites to customer relationship management software. You also might have the proprietary software you want to deliver to employees in different offices. Our team can help you evaluate which applications would be better in the cloud which would increase your productivity.
It’s important to keep multiple backup copies. One copy should be kept onsite so you can access it easily when minor mishaps occur. Another copy should be kept offsite in case a disaster destroys the onsite copy. Depending on your industry, you may be subject to government regulations regarding the storage of your data. This will affect the type of solution you choose for your business.
Crucial IT operations can be put in the cloud. Rather than dealing with the hassle of backing up all your data, you could have a provider perform your data backups and store a copy of the backup files at its facility. SpecTronics can help you decide what to put in the cloud. We hold consultations at our HQ in Wimbledon, or we can drop by your business in South West London.
Types of Clouds
Types of Clouds You Can Use
The three main types of clouds are public, private and hybrid.
Many people associate cloud computing with Microsoft Office 365, Dropbox and Good Drive – these are types of public clouds. A public cloud provider uses the same hardware to deliver its cloud services to all its customers. For instance, if you subscribe to Google Drive, your files are on the same hardware as the other subscribers’ files.
The hardware used to deliver the cloud service is always at the provider’s facility. The provider is responsible for managing the IT resource being offered as well as maintaining the hardware used to deliver it. Using a public cloud means you can add IT resources without making large capital investments. You can also quickly change the number of resources you’re using, letting you efficiently operate your business. Finally, you don’t need to manage the IT resource you’re getting from the provider.
A private cloud is used exclusively by a single company with multiple business units. Those units use the services provided for by the private cloud. You can choose to own a private cloud or lease one from a provider. Even when leased you use dedicated hardware so you’re not sharing it with any other organisation. The hardware may be located onsite or offsite. The party responsible for managing the private cloud depends on whether the cloud is leased and where it’s located.
A private cloud gives your business tighter security. This is important if you need to comply with government regulations. Because you don’t share the hardware with other organisations, you don’t have to worry about the vulnerability of your resources if another company’s system becomes infected with malware or gets hacked. You also control internal and external access to your private cloud.
A hybrid cloud refers to an IT environment that uses both private and public clouds. The clouds operate independently but communicate with each other. Occasionally, technology is used to gain data and application portability between them.
A hybrid cloud is highly customisable. You can use a private cloud for IT resources that need tighter security while using a public cloud for the resources you want to be scalable. The different types of cloud meet different needs. SpecTronics can recommend the right type of cloud for your company. We’ll assess your current business requirements and your future goals.
Security is one of the most overlooked parts of cloud computing. Any business needs tighter security and more control over file access. Your clients may be subject to government regulations, which may mean maintaining specific levels of encryption and security with all of your client data. If you want to restrict financial data to your senior management or keep a log of who accessed each file. We can guide you through the numerous options available to you and make the appropriate recommendations that align with your business goals and security needs.
Finding The Right Solution
Deciding what cloud system to use can be challenging. SpecTronics can help you choose through delving into your company, learning about your business and the current software, hardware and operations you use. We’ll learn about the goals for your company and inform you of the right IT solutions that’ll help you achieve them. Our team will implement the right cloud-based services, making sure it seamlessly integrates into your IT environment.