As more companies shift computing workloads to the cloud, it is imperative that IT is thoroughly evaluating all their cloud computing strategies and options. The purpose of cloud is to provide an agile and flexible computing environment with a pay-for-use model. With numerous providers and different ways to define cloud, it is confusing and difficult to take advantage of cloud’s benefit and value. Techlytic works with a comprehensive portfolio of providers. We help cut through the confusion and build custom cloud environments to empower our clients with this powerful technology.
The various cloud technologies and partners offer:
- Managed Hosting & Hybrid Cloud
These two environments are the most commonly adopted by companies today. They utilize a combination of your in-house servers coupled with private and public clouds of your choice. IT can create an integrated, flexible, and high-functioning computing environment with the flexibility to run workloads where they perform best and at lowest cost.
- Managed Cloud Service Providers
Engage service providers with tons of experience architecting, managing and operating AWS, Azure, and Google cloud platforms to support and enable your staff with the experience and tools to provide a fully optimized cloud platform for the business. These managed service providers can add specialization and expertise to your team.
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an automated service where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities are owned and hosted by a service provider and offered to customers on-demand. Customers can self-provision this infrastructure, using a Web-based GUI that serves as an IT operations management console for the overall environment. Many clients utilize this infrastructure model for Test/ Dev environments.
- DaaS/ VDI
Desktop as a Service (DaaS) or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a hosted desktop service that is outsourced and managed by a third party provider. Because a virtual server manages the system processing off-site, it eliminates the need for high-computing powered hardware. This cloud service can be streamed on multiple devices and provides benefits for companies of all sizes. You only pay for what you use – per user – helping you to control costs.
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a backup cloud service model that is designed to protect applications and data disruptions in the event of system failure. No matter the cause of your system failure, you will maintain business continuity and have full access to your data and daily business processes while the primary system is being repaired. Our portfolio of providers can design a service around your RPO/RTO and geographical redundancy objectives. This cloud service provides peace of mind, knowing that you can operate normally should a disaster occur.
Backing up your data with an off-site provider alleviates the pressure and amount of storage necessary for running data protection services in-house through your business’ IT department. Backup as a Service (BUaaS) allows you to store all your data through an online data backup provider. BUaaS provides a cost-effective solution for protecting your company from data loss.
IT can also perform routine testing without disruption to the enterprise to insure function and reliability.
- Cloud Storage
Also known as object-based storage, this platform stores and manages data as discrete units rather than as traditional, virtual file folder systems. Object storage provides each object with a unique locater and a significant amount of metadata so files can be easily managed and located. This is beneficial for companies with a large volume of unstructured data or regulatory compliance that requires certain data be retained. Cloud storage is an easy, low cost add-on to your WAN, freeing up storage resources outsourcing management to a specialized provider.