What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing services refers to any IT service or system resource that is accessed via the internet. Traditionally, anything that a company wanted to use had to be contained on-premises within the company’s own servers. However, the advent of cloud computing technology has made this limitation a thing of the past as resources can now be effectively distributed across multiple networks, servers, and locations for on-demand accessibility.
Companies that use Auxiom for their IT cloud solutions find that that their applications and core IT functions start up and operate faster, provide greater manageability and responsiveness, have greatly reduced maintenance requirements, and generally allow for easier and more efficient allocation of resources.
Additional benefits to using Auxiom IT cloud solutions:
– Elimination of many up-front IT infrastructure costs
– Reduced financial investment risk due to ‘pay as you go’ cloud pricing models
– Easily achievable economies of scale
What Cloud Solutions Does Auxiom Offer?
Cloud servers are virtual servers that are accessed remotely via and internet connection of through private networks. Cloud servers deliver the same (and in many cases greater) capabilities as traditional physical/on-site servers while simultaneously having fewer downsides.
Benefits of Using Cloud Servers Within Your Company’s IT Architecture:
One of the most significant benefits of cloud computing is in terms of IT hardware cost savings. The lack of on-premise hardware/infrastructure also removes their associated operational costs in the form of power, air conditioning, and administration. Cloud servers are also easily and instantly scalable so in the event your business faces more traffic or requires more resource capacity, you can increase or decrease your level of service at a moment’s notice – only paying for what you need when you need it.
Cloud computing allows you to forget about technology and focus on your key business activities and objectives. It can also help you reduce the time needed to market newer applications and services. Data, applications, and files can be accessed from anywhere there is an internet connection – making your business exponentially more flexible and responsive.
With a personalized managed cloud service platform designed by Auxiom’s expert engineers, cloud computing is much more reliable than traditional ‘in-house’ IT infrastructure. Cloud servers are by design redundant – meaning that if one server is down for maintenance or some other technical issue then other servers immediately step in to pick up the slack and keep your operations running without interruption.
Cloud computing provides simplified IT management and maintenance capabilities through central administration of resources, vendor managed infrastructure and SLA backed agreements. Tasks such software updates and routine maintenance can be handled remotely by the vendor, leaving you able to free up resources that would otherwise be spent on keeping technical personnel on-site to run your servers.
Cloud apps are exactly what they sound like: software applications that are run off the cloud and accessed locally via your web browser or an API. With cloud apps there no need to worry about installation discs, software version updates, or worrying about having enough hard drive space. Everything is stored, accessed, and managed remotely.
Benefits of Using Cloud Apps Within Your Company’s IT Architecture:
With the application no longer installed locally on the user’s workstation, the event of a hardware failure does not affect the user’s ability to remain productive. Your data, files, and applications can be accessed and used anywhere there is an internet connection.
Large software deployments are a breeze since their is only one point at which all installations and any subsequent updates are implemented. Gone are the days of waiting for your personal local copy of an application to update. How many man hours has your company lost when a system update is required on multiple workstations? What’s more, cloud apps gives IT departments much more centralized control over users, data, and access privileges. Rather than have to manually cater to every machine that runs a particular software, IT departments can control settings for the cloud app from a single remote interface.
Cloud Data Backup
Cloud data backup leverages the distributed off-site nature of cloud computing to protect businesses from data loss and/or corruption. Copies of your data assets are stored remotely – without the cost and hassle of traditional backup strategies that rely solely on physical hardware and recovery sites.
Benefits of Using Cloud Data Backup Within Your Company’s IT Architecture:
Auxiom cloud backups in cooperation with Barracuda Backup address the security requirements necessary to support compliance with a wide range of industry-specific regulations such as HIPAA for the healthcare industry and Gramm-Leach-Bliley for financial organizations.
The United States government recently approved 192-bit AES encryption as the preferred method for protecting top secret information. Our backup solutions start with even more secure 256-bit AES encryption level. Your data is secured by this enhanced encryption methodology both while being transferred offsite and during its storage in the cloud. Auxiom implements an affordable, integrated local and offsite data backup and disaster recovery solution.
The self-service nature of cloud data backup means that users can directly access their data and services without having to deal with the service provider. At the same time the service provider is almost always responsible for back-end support and maintenance of the cloud application so resource strain on the end user is greatly reduced. And just as with all other all cloud IT services, usage is easily monitored and scalable up or down, which saves money in the long run.
Cloud Phone Systems
Auxiom offers several cloud-based phone VoIP systems that will allow you to quickly and easily manage users and devices from practically anywhere and usually for much less than a typical landline setup.
Benefits of Using Cloud Phone Systems Within Your Company’s IT Architecture:
Cloud VoIP are typically much more inexpensive to implement and operate than traditional phone systems.
With cloud phone systems you aren’t tethered to a desk or a landline – wherever you have internet access you can work and communicate over cloud VoIP. With cloud VoIP you can setup practically anywhere and have full of your phone systems as if you were sitting in the office. Furthermore cloud VoIP allows phone systems across multiple geographic locations to be connected together under one unified system which can streamline administrative management and reduce the possibility of downtime/interruption.
Adding/subtracting lines or access for users is far less complicated than traditional systems. Cloud phone systems typically have built-in administrative portals that can create custom configurations or make any other necessary changes with just a few clicks.