Public Cloud

A public cloud uses shared physical resources to provide services to multiple clients. It is a great solution where you require the benefits of the virtualised environment accessed over the internet, but are not requiring the added security, infrastructure configuration and control provided by a private cloud. There is also the option to choose a mix of both public and private cloud with the public cloud being used for storage of non-sensitive data.

The public cloud services that we offer are Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS.  We provide the expertise and skills to manage and maintain these environments.

Benefits of the public cloud are:

Service is available on demand when you need it due to the pool of resources available.
As it is a standardised, shared resource, operation and management costs are reduced.
With so much infrastructure involved in a public cloud, it can still run even if there is a problem because there is no single point of failure.

Private Cloud

A private cloud uses a pool of resources to provide virtualised services and is dedicated to one single organisation. It provides a much more secure environment and greater control and privacy compared to that of the public cloud. As the services of a private cloud are only accessible to a single customer, it provides the security required for sensitive data with server and access control being held on the private platform. This level of security makes the private cloud environment the choice for any organisation that needs to store and access private information.

Depending on individual requirements, we can set up a private cloud service whereby some of the servers are online and others are physically onsite at the customer’s premises.

Our private cloud service has very strict access controls around how the servers, infrastructure and data is accessed with necessary auditing and change controls in place. The setup is typically a minimum if three servers which all communicate with each other in a private network.

The solution is also highly available from the outset.  All our servers are hosted in tier four grade data centres with redundant power, onsite generators, fire suppression measures and 24x7 onsite security and access.

Benefits of the private cloud are:

As access is only available to one organisation, security is much higher than with the public cloud.
With the nature of the private cloud, it can be configured to the organisation’s specific requirements.
You only need to buy what you need now and then grow and scale the service as you need it. With no capex costs the cost of the server is fully deductible.

Hybrid Cloud

A hybrid cloud is an integration of private and public clouds to maximise the benefits of these services for an organisation.

As a private cloud offers a much more secure environment with built-in control, organisations need to have access to these benefits if they handle sensitive information. A public cloud carries benefits in cost efficiencies and is a very scalable option. This allows organisations to react to changing capacity requirements whilst only paying for what they need.

The nature of the hybrid cloud means organisations can avail of both sets of benefits from the private and public cloud with a solution tailored for their specific needs.

Benefits of the hybrid cloud are:

Integration of the benefits provided from both a private and public cloud service means organisations can maximise the benefits of a cloud environment.
The secure private cloud environment can be used for sensitive data and offers the added benefit of change controls.
The resources available in the public cloud means the service is available on demand, catering for how little or how much capacity required.
Organisations can take advantage of the cost efficiencies of the public cloud for non-sensitive data, only paying for what they need.