While cloud computing is becoming more widespread, many businesses still struggle to understand what it encompasses and what is meant by “the cloud.” At Tekie Geek, our team of IT superheroes has the expertise necessary to help you better navigate cloud computing. Serving small enterprises across New York and New Jersey, we take a customer-centric approach to business tech and IT security, offering cloud computing and several other IT services designed to keep your business up and running.
The cloud refers to the various systems, applications, and services employees can access through the internet. When someone says they are saving files in the cloud, they are housing them in an internet server instead of a physical data center. Cloud computing is delivering these services (databases, networking, storage, etc.) over the internet.
With cloud computing, all servers and data are kept within the cloud and are accessible online. This convenience enables employees to access all the content they need to conduct tasks when working remotely. Some cloud computing services are private and others are public.
Private cloud computing is restricted to a select number of people, while public cloud computing is offered online for a fee. Usually, businesses need to pay only for the specific services they use.
Cloud services can help companies with various tasks, from data storage and backup to app development and testing. It also comprises several types of service, including:
Software as a service (or SaaS) isa way of delivering applications over the internet—as a service. Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access it online.
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a type of cloud computing service that offers essential computing, storage, and networking resources on demand, allowing clients to pay as needed.
Platform as a service (PaaS) is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud, letting clients deliver everything from cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications. Clients purchase resources from a cloud service provider and access them online via a secure connection.
Function as a service (FaaS) provides a platform allowing clients to develop, run, and manage application functionalities without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure themselves.
While operating in the cloud can offer a company many advantages, such as heightened productivity and potential cost-savings, it’s not for everyone. In some cases, on-premises infrastructure may be more feasible.
As such, the IT consultants at Tekie Geek take ample time to go over your needs and budget to determine which IT infrastructure is most realistic for meeting your goals, whether in the cloud, on-premises, or a hybrid solution that includes both approaches.
At Tekie Geek, our IT superheroes simplify the process of moving your infrastructure into the cloud by offering cloud computing services tailored to your specific needs. Whether you choose an on-site, cloud, or hybrid data storage model, we take care of the entire design process, giving you peace of mind about your IT infrastructure.
We’ve also established strong partnerships with some of the best providers in the industry that many enterprises rely on, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, to ensure you access the right tools for your IT framework.
With our hosted services, you reap a safe and efficient computing infrastructure that delivers many benefits. Storing your servers on our secure data center instead of exclusively on-premises can provide faster computing, reduce energy costs, and give you more financial flexibility with IT.
As with Tekie Geek’s other hosted solutions, such as managed IT and unified communications, our cloud environment is highly adaptable to provide your business with the resources you need most to augment productivity.Additionally, we allow enterprises to implement other computing options that can enhance operations without the cost of purchasing the latest technology.These solutions include:
· Cloud servers provide a centralized resource that multiple employees can use to access apps over the internet.
· Desktop-as-a-Service gives employees virtual desktops to access software and apps on work computers over the internet.
· Hosted applications include any software or systems on remote servers that employees can retrieve through the internet.
· Storage solutions incorporate cloud computing to offer companies more data storage options.
· Hosted VoIP permits businesses to obtain Voice over Internet Protocol, a service that enables voice calls through the internet instead of a phone line.
Ultimately, our data center grants you reliable access to your servers, boosting your business computing. With Tekie Geek maintaining your network, you can free up personnel and resources to meet core objectives.
Figuring out if cloud computing is best for your business can be challenging, especially for smaller enterprises unsure whether anon-premises, cloud, or hybrid approach is the most efficient and cost-effective option for their business. Businesses in New York and New Jersey that need guidance with the cloud can turn to the computer consultant superheroes at Tekie Geek.
Our cloud computing solutions are fully managed, scalable, and secure, and provide access to a large network. We also provide a pay-as-you-go model to ensure the services you attain match your needs and budget. To learn more about us and our cloud computing offerings, contact us today at Tekie Geek.