Why Cloud Services?
By managing your IT Services in-house you take on all the risk, hardware and software expenses, scare and expensive highly qualified IT Skills and the time required to maintain such an infrastructure. YeboCloud’s Cloud Services bring you a greater ROI on your IT investments, whilst improving the efficiency of your infrastructure and freeing up your time.
Reducing IT costs
YeboCloud’s managed hosting solutions remove the risks and overhead costs of managing in-house IT infrastructure. A powerful combination of enterprise level data centres and fully qualified, on-demand technical support services bring excellent economies of scale, whilst guaranteeing your service levels with strict SLA’s.
Managing your assets
Fully qualified IT engineers are ready to take care of all the maintenance of your hardware and software including patch updates, license renewal’s, routine repair work and all the day-to- day infrastructure requirements.
Scalable to match business change
Outsourcing gives you the flexibility to adjust your requirements to match the precise needs of your business. Giving you the ability to quickly scale your infrastructure up or down to deliver real business agility and reactivity without wasting resource.
Resilient, reliable and redundant
All the benefits of a high performance data centre, dedicated to 100% uptime and availability. Guaranteed, uncontested bandwidth and connectivity, as well as comprehensive security firewalls for your servers and constantly monitored.
Cloud Services— it’s all about Service!
Cloud Services fall into four categories:
SaaS — software as a service
The service delivered is the use of software at the supplier’s remote site. SaaS offerings range from a single application to a suite of applications. It can be free — think Google Gmail or Microsoft Live — or it can be pay-for-use — think Microsoft Office 365. SaaS providers do not allow the user to have control over the application offering and the provider manages the software offering: upgrades, uptime usage, backups, etc.
PaaS — platform as a service
In this case, the service is the use of a predefined integrated platform (servers, operating systems applications, databases, etc.). PaaS can be free or pay-for-use. Examples include social application platforms such as Facebook and web platforms that host websites. PaaS providers do not allow the user to have control over the platform offering. For example, Facebook allows you to read messages, look at pictures, watch videos, update or upload new content — all in the way the platform defines. The PaaS provider manages the entire platform offering: hardware updates, operating system updates, application updates, data protection, etc.
IaaS — infrastructure as a service
Think servers, operating systems, applications, databases, etc. IaaS is pay-for-use. The difference between IaaS and PaaS is that the user controls all aspects of the infrastructure. If the server needs an upgrade or a security patch needs to be installed, it’s the user’s responsibility. Need a new application to be installed? Go ahead. It’s your server. The IaaS provider does not manage the complete infrastructure offering; however, IaaS is normally partnered with managed services offerings.
The managed services provider manages some or all of the components of your infrastructure — both hardware and software. Managed services are pay-for-use and are bundled into different product offerings. They can include virtual servers configuration, monitoring, updating and adjustment; operating system and application installation, configuration and updating; data disaster recovery and much more.
Types of clouds
A public cloud is owned by a third party and the computing resources are off-site. It is similar to electricity delivered by a public power utility. You pay the third-party provider a fee for use of the public computing resources.
A private cloud is yours. You own the computing resources that are located on-site and can be accessed by remote users. This is simply a terminal services or virtual private network connection to your in-house wide area network (WAN). It is the equivalent of someone generating his or her own electricity on-site and avoiding the public grid.
A hybrid cloud is both off-site (third party) and on-site (company assets). It is the equivalent of a manufacturer supplementing electricity delivered by the local utility with an on-site generator. You pay the third-party provider a fee for the computing resources used plus the initial investment and maintenance costs for the on-site resources.
*Note: Purists use “cloud” to indicate an outside resource delivered by a third party. While a local area network or WAN with remote connections does not fit this definition, “private cloud” will likely endure in the marketplace. Dwayne Bragonier, CA, CA·IT, is president of BAI Bragonier & Associates Inc. in Mississauga, Ont.
The key benefits of Cloud Services
- SLA guarantees quality, delivery and support. Expert staff, always available
- Full management of all updates, licensing & routine maintenance
- Reduced capital investment in hardware and human resources
- Support teams with specialist skills and experience available 24/7
- High performance, enterprise level data centres available for every size of customer
- Pro-active uptime management for continuous monitoring & alerts
- Full redundancy and instantly scalable network capacity
- Freeing up your time, at no extra cost…