Managed Cloud Services
Public Cloud Services
One of the foremost recognizable cloud models to many businesses is the public cloud. This is where services are provided, within an environment that is built by utilizing shared physical resources, within a virtualised environment, that is easy accessed over a network that is publicly available, such as the internet. Using the same infrastructure, the public cloud will enable multiple customers to receive and access services in this shared space.
The benefits of a public cloud are plentiful, the predominant reasons business are choosing to move to the cloud are essentially increase scalability and almost elastic IT capabilities. If you are considering setting up your business in the cloud and need to talk to experts on the matter, Podium Catchers are ideally suited to discuss the entire range of cloud managed service options which are available for you. We will look at your goals, and talk you through the best options, considering such matters like compliance, data protection, security, budget, functionality with ease. As public cloud experts, we will assure you, that you will get the best solutions to fit your exact requirements.
Infrastructure as a Service
Infrastructure as a service, or IAAS as it is otherwise known, is a type of cloud computing. It is the ideal for many businesses and can provide a host of benefits, which extend far beyond budgetary savings alone.
If your company is looking to improve, whether it be through innovation or beating competitors, infrastructure can sometimes be overlooked. It is crucial to have this in place, in order for the business to be successful in any upscaling of requirements. By deploying an IAAS solution, of course it will save you money on infrastructure costs, however it will also enable a virtually endless level of agility and scalability. As a service provider we always provide service agreements which fully detail availability, uptime and outline any service level agreements in detail. We also offer a superior level of compliance and security, which can be tailored depending on your needs.
By deploying IAAS within your business, you do not have to manage, or pay staff to manage your uptime, to maintain networking equipment or hardware. Nor will you need to worry about buying or investing in new hardware. For any spikes in the business, or sudden increases in demand, there is no need to invest in more equipment, because the IAAS structure and payment model is completely scalable. You will only ever need to pay for the capacity at that given time.
It can also provide your business with a consolidated and effective disaster recovery capability, or business continuity capability. If there is a real issue, or disaster, any employee will have instant access to the same services that they would in the office, from any location. This includes business critical applications such as email, databases and web servers.
It will also allow your organisation to focus on the areas that matter the most, such as business growth. Time and money which may have been spent on IT hardware and IT support, can be invested elsewhere within the company.
Two of our most common requests are:
Migrate to Public Cloud
If you are considering moving elements of your business to the public cloud, Podium Catchers have extensive experience of providing this service effectively We will work with you from the start to finish, ensuring the plan, the timings, the schedule and every other important element is addressed and considered in advance.
Due to our experience in this field, we understand the best ways in which to migrate your data, so that the impact to the business is minimal. We look after security, availability and every other element for you, so you do not need to worry about this, we will ensure that your IT continues to support and serve your business effectively.
Disaster Recovery as a Service
Almost every business will have a DR plan, often, the technology used within those plans can be expensive. Especially if we are considering a global operation, or multi-sit operation. Sometime companies who operate across different sites, will have a different plan, often incorporating different technologies, processes and procedures. Not only can we help your organisation to streamline that plan, and ensure a uniformed approach across the board. We can also ensure that your disaster recovery and business continuity plan is one that is also cost effective and time sensitive.
We offer a range of different options with all of our services and products. We would love to talk to you about your requirements and help to answer any questions that you may have. Please get in touch with us today, or request a call back from one of our experienced consultants.
Platform as a Service
Platform as a service, or PAAS is a type of cloud computing which essentially permits developers to construct applications, to run them and also to manage them across the internet. These services are often hosted in the cloud and accessed via a web browser.
PAAS is another way that we can help you to solve your company challenges quickly and effectively. It is one of the most dynamic areas of cloud computing that exists today. If you are considering PASS for your business, we have specialist consultants who can work with you, to help you to establish the best way in which these technologies can be integrated within your business.
There are also other capabilities that PAAS can be used for, these are storage, processing and network resources. Essentially with this service, we will assume ownership of the installation, the configurations as well as the operations of the application infrastructure for you. It is possible to have your company PAAS deployed into either a public cloud or a private cloud.
At Podium Catchers, we have the specialist knowledge to work closely with you, from design to implementation. We can offer both deployment options and we will establish the best options and fit for your business based on requirements, needs, costs and any other important elements for consideration, such as compliance and security.
Software as a Service
Software as a Service, or SaaS is a cloud service where customers can access software application via the Internet. These are application which are typically hosted in the cloud. Google is a well-known type of SaaS. Essentially its users can utilise and get access to the services offered through the internet, or any device which allows internet access. For businesses it is a common way to access a wide range of functionalities which are essential for the day-to-day operations. This can be sales tracking, CRM, invoicing, quotations, performance monitoring and even instant messaging.
SaaS is a cost effective way to use exceptional software, without needing to fully licence it. Instead you can subscribe to the software, on a pay as you go basis, usually this is monthly. It allows for its users to save files and data securely in the cloud, rather than on individual devices, in most cases this gives the company a better level of protection and security for their data.
Some of the reasons why companies are choosing SaaS deployments are listed for you here:
- Only pay for what you need – A major benefit to a SaaS deployment is the pricing model. You pay for what you need, and what you use, rather than having unnecessary licencing costs.
- Limited or Zero set-up costs – Almost every application is ready to go, as soon as you subscribe
- Compatibility with multiple devices – Most applications are accessible wherever there is an internet connection, which is ideal in this day and age, where the majority of people get to choose their own device.
- Automated Updates – Whenever an update becomes available, this is completed, free of charge by the application provider.
- No extra hardware costs for your business – All of the hardware required to run the applications are provided for you and included in the cost.
- Freedom to roam – users are not restricted to a specific location, such as the office and can access data on the move.
- Customisable applications – With some apps, the software can be wrapped around your business needs entirely, it can be branded uniquely, or have bespoke functions which are relevant to your companies’ requirements, or those of your clients
If you are considering a SaaS deployment for your business, then you will more than likely understand that there are, a whole multi-tide of benefits to this option. Podium Catchers specialise in this type of cloud technology and have already helped hundreds of clients globally to move across to a SaaS driven service, talk to our experts today and discover how we can help your business to migrate.
Migrate to Office 365
Using Office 365, your company and team will be able to take advantage of the benefits of Microsoft exchange, without the complications that can sometimes come with this product when you run it “on premise”. We advocate the product because it gives you an unrivalled service in terms of mail security and archiving, additionally it will give your business increase flexibility and control. You can access a market leading solution for email, and your team will benefit from the entire suite of Office applications, all hosted securely in the cloud and accessible via mobile, desktop and the web.
We are proud to offer a quick, hassle-free migration service or companies who are looking to move their data and migrate to Office 365. Having successfully completed this migration process with numerous clients, of different sizes, we understand exactly what is required and how to do it with the minimal impact to your business. If you have any questions, or are considering moving your email to Office 365, please get in touch with our friendly team today, we will be more than happy to talk you through this process.
Migrate to Google Apps
The Podium Catcher’s migration team can help you to easily and securely migrate data across into Google Apps. We offer a robust, reliable service which can move email data, calendars, contacts and other key information across to Google’s secure cloud.
We can migrate to Google Aps from a wide range of applications. From Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, Novelle Groupwise, Zimbra and many other legacy platforms. Our experts technical team thoroughly understand how this platform works and how to get your data transferred across quickly. There are many businesses, perhaps who have recently undergone a migration or merger, who may require these services to consolidate data or messages.