The advantages of moving to the Cloud are well established. The notion that somebody else can do the ‘heavy lifting’ when it comes to provisioning applications and infrastructure is appealing for organizations that wish to focus on their core business and avoid the distractions of information technology.
In essence operational responsibility is ceded to a third party organisation that maintains the application in the cloud, i.e. off-promises over the web in a dedicated and secure computing facility. This confers a number of advantages over traditional on-premise approaches. For a start, users can access the applications using nothing more than a web browser on a low specification computer, laptop, mobile device or smart phone and the applications are available on-tap 24/7 from anywhere in the world. This freedom to access applications on demand is not only hugely convenient but also has advantages for organizations with mobile workforces.
Problem: Quite often companies need to install a tool and it may require an IT team to buy, build and configure web servers, databases, or the required hardware and software to run and manage the application, define user access or security, and then add the application to existing systems management or application performance monitoring (APM) tools. Once installed and setup, it can be complex and costly over time for an IT team to maintain all of the resources.
Solution: Syntropy Cloud makes it easy and eliminates the complexities as well as reduces your costs. It is simple: Users just need to log into the control panel using a web browser and start using the interface.
There are three main categories of cloud computing services. Below is an overview of each to help you decide which one best fits your needs:
What is PaaS?
Platform as a service (PaaS) is a cloud computing model which provides a platform that delivers a wide array of applications over the Internet. It is the cloud computing model most closely associated with software and web application development because it allows customers to develop, run and manage web applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the IT infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an application. This offers developers several advantages such as allowing developers to frequently change or upgrade operating system features and empower development teams to better collaborate on projects.
Syntropy Cloud delivers both the hardware and software tools needed to its end users as a service.This does not typically replace a business’s entire infrastructure; instead it allows your company to pick and choose what parts of your IT infrastructure would benefit and it allows you to quickly scale up or down depending on your needs.
What is SaaS?
Software as a service, or SaaS in layman’s terms, is “on-demand software” usually accessed by users with a web browser. Typically, software is licensed on a subscription basis and centrally hosted. SaaS has become a common delivery model for many business applications and has been incorporated into the strategy of all leading enterprise software companies. Some examples of this software licensing and delivery model include office and management software, customer relationship management (CRM), accounting software, software development tools, CAD software, management information systems (MIS), payroll processing software, DBMS software, content management (CM), human resource management (HRM), invoicing, enterprise resource planning (ERP), gamification and virtualization.
One of the main advantages about using this solution is that you can reduce your IT support costs by outsourcing hardware and software maintenance and support to the Syntropy Cloud. We can handle all of your installations, maintenance and security.
What is IaaS?
IaaS is the most basic cloud-service model where providers offer computers – physical or (more often) virtual machines – and other resources. Pools of hypervisors within the cloud operational system can support large numbers of virtual machines and the ability to scale services up and down according to customers' varying requirements.
Syntropy Cloud simplifies your life by providing the physical computing resources, location, security, data partitioning, backup and scaling. We also provide additional resources such as the hypervisor, raw block storage, file and object storage, virtual machine disk-image library, firewalls, load balancers, IP addresses, software bundles and virtual local area networks (VLANs).