Cloud Solutions

Learn about cloud

Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered remotely as a service over a network (typically the Internet). Cloud computing entrusts remote services with a user’s data, software and computation. End users access cloud-based applications through a web browser or light-weight desktop or mobile app while the business software and user’s data are stored on servers at a remote location. Cloud computing configurations can operate as a Public Cloud where data resides in the chosen environment of the Cloud provider on the Cloud providers network, Private Cloud where data resides in a customer’s chosen environment in their own private network or as a hybrid of both.

Today there a numerous Cloud based offerings including:

  • Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a service (PaaS)
  • Software as a service (SaaS)
  • Storage as a service (STaaS)
  • Security as a service (SECaaS)
  • Data as a service (DaaS)
  • Test environment as a service (TEaaS)
  • Desktop as a service (DaaS)
  • API as a service (APIaaS)

The benefits of transitioning mainstream IT systems and applications into the Cloud include:

  • Flexibility to accommodate business driven usage needs
  • Speed of scalability allowing IT to adjust resources in response to fluctuating business demands
  • Consistent availability as a result of the Cloud provider taking over routine system management and maintenance tasks to a defined SLA
  • Modular based pricing allowing organisations to pay only for what they need
  • Capability to shift Capex to Opex
  • Ability for IT to focus on strategic business impacting projects by outsourcing daily operational tasks to an SLA’d service provider motivated by a “pay per use” pricing model

e-Volve has a team of consultants specific to Cloud who can assist organisations with their Cloud transition. Working collaboratively with business stakeholders our consultants take a holistic approach to an organisations business, analysing people, processes and existing technology as part of a Cloud enablement roadmap. We help organisations better understand their reasons for moving to the Cloud and cut through the myriad of available Cloud options to deliver the best possible business outcome.