What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. Cloud computing providers deliver hardware and software as a service over the Internet. Cloud computing users access these services over the Internet. The services provided are varied, ranging from single functions like mail hosting with Office 365 to the provision of complete server room infrastructure in the cloud using service providers such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS or IBM SoftLayer. One of the benefits of using a cloud provider to provide IT infrastructure is that many services can be scaled up or down to meet your changing processing needs. Scale up during peak period and then scale back when you don’t need the extra processing power. Information Synergy not only specialises in on-site implementations but we can give you the best advice on “online office” technologies like Office 365. We’ll help you understand how they work, what the industry is doing and when it makes sense to use them compared to the traditional application models. For those with the right business model the use of cloud solutions like Office 365 can assist you to develop a versatile and highly mobile workforce that gives you an edge over the competition. At Information Synergy, we specialize in the following cloud technologies: • Office 365 • Cloud Security - Anti-Virus/Anti-Spam/Web Filtering/Internet Security • Amazon AWS • Windows Azure • IBM SoftLayer

Cloud Computing Hosting and Solutions

Server and applications hosting are not new concepts but they have tended to be solutions deployed for high-end systems by large enterprises. This is rapidly changing and these facilities are becoming more and more accessible to small and medium sized organisations. There is no doubt now that there can be a compelling case for moving some SMB IT services to be hosted in the cloud. The benefits of “access anywhere” availability and collaboration are being realised now by many businesses. The technology has matured to a point where an SMB can be one of the biggest winners when it comes to cloud services by reaping the benefits of technology only previously affordable by enterprise customers. Information Synergy keeps abreast of the cloud computing offerings from a number of vendors and can advise you on current cloud hosting and other cloud solutions available in the market. From hosted email services to full relocations of your server infrastructure to the cloud, Information Synergy can assist you to evaluate and select cloud solutions that will work for you.