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Cloud Computing, Office 365, Amazon Web Services & Google Apps

cloud-computingWhat is the Cloud?

Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over the Internet via pay per use fee subscription model.   Some of the example of cloud services are: Hosted servers (Amazon Web Services), Hosted Exchange (Office 365), Online backup (Datto), SharePoint, CRM, Communication phone systems and other applications such as accounting (Intuit).  The benefits of using cloud services are many:

  •  All time availability of your data
  •  Backup & Security of your data
  • Decreased cost of managing your data
  • Scalability of expanding or shrinking your operation at a fraction of the time and cost

Microsoft Office 365

office365 Office 365 is a set of messaging and collaboration solutions hosted by Microsoft.  It is a secure, anywhere access to email, calendars, Microsoft Office Suite, instant messaging, video conferencing, sharepoints and file sharing. The pricing starts from $4 per month per user and it includes:

  • Cloud-based email using your own domain name
  • Shared calendars
  • Configurable anti-spam filtering
  • Active Directory synchronization
  • 50GB user mailboxes and ability to send attachments up to 25 MB
  • Live 24 x 7 IT-level phone support

For further information please call us at 818-501-2281 and check the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/online-software.aspx.  We have set up many of our clients on Microsoft Office 365 and they are enjoying all the benefits of this service.  

Microsoft Azure

Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft, Azurefor building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed and Microsoft partner hosted datacenters.

Small businesses can easily and inexpensively adopt this affordable Cloud service.  Any application, database or data can be hosted on Azure servers.  Therefore there is no need to purchase expensive servers and maintain them.

As cloud adoption continues to gather momentum, optimizing and managing cloud infrastructure resources and applications become critical to achieve expected results. Let us assist you to utilize Azure to the fullest.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)aws

AWS offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services.  Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services that help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale applications. These services are trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups to power a wide variety of workloads including: web and mobile applications, data processing and warehousing, storage, archive, and many others.
Google Apps
Google Apps is a suite of Google applications that brings together essential services to help your business. This is a hosted service that lets businesses, schools, and institutions use a variety of Google products — including Email, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Talk — on a unique domain (e.g., www.yourcompany.com). For instance, if you own the domain example.com and you sign up for Google Apps services, everyone at your organization will get:
  • A custom email address (user@example.com)
  • Tools for word processing
  • Spreadsheets and presentations
  • A shared calendaring system
  • Tools for creating web pages and sites for your business
  • Access to a flexible intranet system
  • And much, much more

Cloud migration and cloud services are complex projects but benefits are immeasurable.  Call us at 818-501-2281 for a FREE consultation.