There are quite a few aspects to Cloud Computing and its not always as simple as just picking up your Server and throwing it in the Cloud. Whilst Cloud Computing has taken off overseas the uptake in Australia is not as dramatic mainly due to the fact of our inferior and expensive broadband internet services and expensive hosting facilities. One of the key aspects of utilising Cloud Computing is the need to have very robust and high speed internet links, something which is not always physically obtainable in some geographical locations in Australia or if it is the cost is too prohibitive. Whilst you can utilise cheaper hosting facilties from overseas providers, what most people don’t realise is this can cause performance problems when accessing data/applications due to the “latency” or “lag” which occurs between the internet in Australia and overseas.
At New Technology Solutions we have a detailed understanding of all the Pro’s & Con’s that come with Cloud computing and carry out a thorough assessment and cost analysis so you can determine if the Cloud is the right solution for you. For some business’s it simply provides no benefits and costs more than maintaining an internal infrastructure whilst for others it can provide benefits by partially moving some aspects of their IT to the Cloud and keeping others in-house and again for some a complete Cloud move maybe the solution. The important thing is that a proper assessment is done before any decision is made or actions taken.
Current Cloud Service Offerings
Backup as a Service – encrypted and secure with data updated every 15 minutes
Disaster Recovery as a Service – rapid restore of your failed Server/Desktops/Laptops
Hosted Exchange Server – from as little as $10 /mth per mailbox with full mobile device integration
Software as a Service – this can include your applications as well as Email Security facilities
Desktop as a Service – access to all yoru applications wherever there is internet