Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services, including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence over the Internet (‘the cloud’) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale. You typically pay only for cloud services you use, helping you lower your operating costs, run your infrastructure more efficiently, and scale as your business needs change.
Most cloud computing services are provided self service and on demand, so even vast amounts of computing resources can be provisioned in minutes, typically with just a few mouse clicks, giving businesses a lot of flexibility and taking the pressure off capacity planning.
Cloud computing eliminates the capital expense of buying hardware and software and setting up and running on-site data centres, the racks of servers, the round-the-clock electricity for power and cooling, and the IT experts for managing the infrastructure. It adds up fast.
Tier4 has its own data centre infrastructure, that allows them to offer virtualised computing resources over the internet. Safe, secure and always available, their cloud servers do all the heavy lifting, and ensure you are not subject to unpredictable, one-off costs to upgrade your own in-house equipment.
They can deliver any software via the cloud, including Microsoft Office applications, plus other productivity services that are internet enabled, such as email and collaboration tools. Using Citrix and Remote Desktop Services Tier4 can internet-enable software that is not designed for cloud computing, ensuring your business users have anytime, anywhere access to their key productivity applications.
Tier4 store all your data on remote servers safely within their Auckland data centre, and they maintain, operate and manage the off-site storage, ensuring it is backed up and accessible from any location via the internet. You can increase data availability and usability, and free-up network bandwidth by taking advantage of their fully managed cloud storage.
So, if you have heard about the cloud but are not sure that it is right for your business, you should talk to Tier4 about the pros and cons of internet-enabled computing, and for more information on ITservices, cloud services and cloud computing please go to https://tier4.co.nz .