More enterprises and SMBs are sourcing cloud backup and cloud security to established cloud service providers like Crimson IT. Unlock the cost savings, simplicity, and other key business benefits by moving your Los Angeles-based company's data into the cloud.
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Cloud Services That Help Your Business Grow
Cloud services are happening everywhere around us. In many cases, we interact with cloud services from the moment we wake up until we get back home and fall asleep at night. The cloud powers our email, work platforms, map services, secure data storage, and even photo and media collections. Cloud computing services are changing the way we use information technology in business and beyond.
According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, “cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”
In today’s cloud-centric environment, cloud services exist to meet many IT needs and provide a wide range of benefits. There are three basic types of cloud computing: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides raw computing resources (data storage, networking, etc.) in a completely secure data center.
- Platform as a Service (PaaS) offers cloud computing and storage infrastructure, along with the development platform that utilizes web servers, database management systems, and software development kits (SDKs).
- Software as a Service (SaaS) provides services tailored to a wide variety of business needs, from customer relationship management to business analytics.
Crimson IT is a leading cloud service provider for businesses of all sizes. Our IT experts understand the importance of consistent uptimes, seamless connections, data security, and application performance, and can accelerate your success with cloud technology.
Understanding the Main Types of Cloud Storage
Examples of cloud services include CRM software, email, and enterprise resource planning software. Because these programs are accessed through a cloud provider, the costs associated are nowhere near what they would be if purchased and run in-house. There are three basic types of cloud storage to consider: public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud.
What is a Public Cloud?
Public clouds are exactly that - available and open to the public. With this type of cloud storage, multiple customers or internal employees can access your resources from across your network. The main perks of a public cloud are the low-cost and high-scale factors. Some examples of public cloud usage include collaboration projects, development and testing code, and other more standard business applications used by your company. More specific examples of large public cloud services include Amazon cloud services (EC2), Google Cloud Platform (GCP, Gmail, etc.), Microsoft Azure cloud services (Office365), and Dropbox.
What is a Private Cloud?
The differences between a public cloud and a private cloud may seem obvious. A private cloud delivers IT resources from within your corporate firewall, under the strict and direct control of your IT department or cloud services provider. Private clouds limit the number of users who have access to the data and applications that reside within it. Many enterprises and SMBs consider private clouds because of their efficiency, reliability, and availability. While private clouds generally have less opportunity for scalability, they do provide greater control and cloud security for companies concerned with encrypted cloud storage and security regulations.
What is a Hybrid Cloud?
A hybrid cloud solution is a mix of private cloud and public cloud offerings. This type of cloud computing service allows companies to use public clouds to interact with customers while securing customer data behind the confidentiality of a private cloud with security, scalability, and control. Utilizing a hybrid cloud solution provides benefits of both, but also requires more in-depth cloud management. Deciding the best course of action for your business requires a thorough understanding of your business networks and systems, the sensitivity of your internal data, and necessary security requirements.
Crimson IT cloud storage specialists will help you consider your options, weigh them against your wants and needs, and provide strategic recommendations for where to begin. We exist to help you set up, manage, and optimize your cloud services and get the most from your IT environment.
Benefits of Cloud Managed Services: Cloud Backup, Security and More
Cloud computing offers your business many benefits, allowing you to stay connected to your business. With so many web-enabled devices used in today's business environment, access to your data anywhere, any time is even easier. There are many benefits of utilizing cloud technology along with outsourced, cloud managed services from Crimson IT:
Rather than purchasing and installing expensive cloud platform upgrades yourself, a cloud services provider like Crimson IT can handle every step, so you can focus on growing and moving forward.
Using managed cloud services greatly reduces the cost of maintaining and managing your cloud IT systems and other cloud technology by removing/reducing:
- time delays
- the cost of system upgrades
- wages for in-house cloud experts
- costly energy consumption
Business continuity planning includes protecting your data and cloud IT systems from power failure, natural disaster, and other risks. Having a cloud backup of your key data ensures that your information is secure and that you’ll be able to access it, minimizing downtime.
Communicating via a cloud IT environment allows for greater efficiency in collaboration in many cases. When teams are spread out among many locations, cloud computing offers access to necessary files while restricting and securing access to others.
Cloud managed services allow employees to have more overall flexibility in their day-to-day work practices. Because cloud technology connects employees through stored files, platforms, and other information, it’s simpler to offer flexible work environments as a company.
Keeping Your Data Secure with Managed Cloud Services
Cloud services have completely revolutionized how we handle data storage, backup, and disaster recovery for all types of organizations. With comprehensive cloud services, businesses can get cloud backup, cloud security, cloud management, and cloud IT services at budget-friendly costs.
Crimson IT delivers complete cloud managed services in one customized package, removing the need for additional services and reducing IT complexity. We can help you streamline your cloud IT infrastructure by migrating to cloud-based solutions – and provide all the necessary support you need to make a seamless transition. We’ll help you select and implement the most effective business tools to take full advantage of this emerging technology.