Cloud Computing Solutions
Cloud Computing Services New Jersey
What is Cloud Computing?
- Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network. The name comes from the use of a cloud-shaped symbol as an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it contains in system diagrams. Cloud computing entrusts remote services with a user’s data, software and computation.
- Cloud computing improves not only the speed, but also the quantity and quality of resources available to your organization. Going beyond the limits of traditional IT infrastructure and data centers, offering you more choice, flexibility and agility.
Benefits of Cloud Computing
- Improve accessibility: You have access anytime, anywhere, making your life so much easier!
- Reduce spending on technology infrastructure: Maintain easy access to your information with minimal upfront spending. Pay as you go (weekly, quarterly or yearly), based on demand.
- Affordability: A reasonable monthly fee is all you will pay to have the latest version of your favorite software. You won’t need to spend money purchasing and installing software.
With cloud computing, your business won’t need to buy additional servers, hardware or networking equipment to take advantage of a solution.
Why use Cloud Computing?
- Host the programs they use in daily operations without worrying about technical issues or equipment maintenance
- Space to hold your data and programs
- It relieves the need for unnecessary equipment, frees up hard drive space on your systems and saves you money on energy costs
Methods of Cloud Computing:
- Software Selection: We’ll conduct a complete analysis to help you choose the right software for your company’s needs.
- Customized Transition & Implementation: This involves a detailed plan to transition your system seamlessly to the cloud-based applications and get them up and running fast!
- Product Integration: When your business depends on multiple programs working together, product integration is a crucial element to your success.
- Help Desk Support: We provide around-the-clock assistance for your cloud applications to minimize productivity loss.
Types of Clouds
Public: This type of cloud computing is public cloud applications, storage, and other resources are made available to the general public by a service provider. These services are free or offered on a pay-per-use model. Generally, public cloud service providers like Amazon AWS, Microsoft and Google own and operate the infrastructure and offer access only via Internet Hybrid: Hybrid cloud is a composition of two or more clouds (private or public) that remain unique entities but are bound together, offering the benefits of multiple deployment models. By utilizing “hybrid cloud” architecture, companies and individuals are able to obtain degrees of fault tolerance combined with locally immediate usability without dependency on internet connectivity. Hybrid cloud architecture requires both on-premises resources and off-site (remote) server-based cloud infrastructure. Private: Private cloud is cloud infrastructure operated solely for a single organization, whether managed internally or by a third-party and hosted internally or externally. Undertaking a private cloud project requires a significant level and degree of engagement to virtualize the business environment, and it will require the organization to reevaluate decisions about existing resources. When it is done right, it can have a positive impact on a business, but every one of the steps in the project raises security issues that must be addressed in order to avoid serious vulnerabilities.
eFolder Cloud works with AppAssure which is a service that replicates Dell AppAssure backup images to the eFolder Storage Cloud and enables multiple disaster recovery options for partners and clients. eFolder delivers partners all the key software and service components required, including access to competitive, wholesale AppAssure software licensing; a hosted AppAssure CORE server; block storage capacity in the eFolder Storage Cloud; and multiple recovery options, including image download, overnight drive shipment, or recovery in the eFolder Continuity Cloud. AppAssure software enables the fast, reliable backup and recovery of server and workstation images to physical or virtual environments or to dissimilar hardware. AppAssure’s software has won high praise from partners for its granular retention features, global deduplication capabilities, application specific integrity checks, and virtual standby technology. eFolder enhances the power of the AppAssure solution with a public cloud replication service that leverages eFolder’s reliable, petabyte-scale storage cloud, proactive data integrity protection technologies, and emergency in-the-cloud virtualization service capabilities.
Dell AppAssure is a series of backup solutions. AppAssure version 5 added the capability to backup Linux servers, physical and virtual. It was developed as a Windows only backup solution with deep integration for the following Windows application servers: MS Exchange, MS SQL, and MS SharePoint. It also supports backing up Windows VMs hosted in MS Hyper-V and VMWare ESX environments. It provides global deduplication, easy set-up, and ease of use (according to both the product site and the many reviews referenced in this article). The product strives to minimize recovery time (Near-Zero Recovery Time Objective) and provide 5 minute recovery point granularity. It also purports to be scalable and allow recovery of backups to any location/VM – even if they have dissimilar hardware from the backup source. It also allows granular object-level recovery for both files and application level objects.