Cloud Computing from Avandda
Legacy IT can hamper your customers’ ability to quickly implement new apps, launch new services and take advantage of new tools to improve productivity and effectiveness. Like all good revolutionaries, cloud computing storms through these barriers, enabling IT services to migrate to a future-proof platform. And Cloud Compute from Avandda is in the vanguard – designed specifically to give SMEs an easy, low risk, low hassle transition to the cloud.
Cloud Compute is a cloud service from Avandda based on virtual servers from which you can run your normal business applications. These virtual servers are provided as a direct alternative to the traditional on-premise or data centre hosted servers and are accompanied by appropriate storage, security, and networking facilities.
Cloud Compute can best be described as ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ (IaaS) whereby you don’t own, manage or maintain any of the underlying hardware. You simply manage your traditional applications without concerning yourself with the resources needed to support the applications.
Is your current IT a challenge?
The traditional approach has been to buy your own servers and networking equipment which you then install and manage, either on your own premises or via an offsite data centre.
Key issues with the traditional approach:
- High purchase price (Capital expenditure) and costly maintenance and administrative support.
- Your IT service has been designed for a specific purpose and lacks flexibility for new projects or client requirements.
- Your technology becomes obsolete – The system is unable to support new application types or content.
- You are unable to scale up existing systems due to lack of computing power/storage.
No matter what size your business is, cloud computing can provide opportunities to get you started and enable you to grow.
The key benefits of working with us:
- Fully managed IT infrastructure service hosted on the most advanced and resilient platform globally
- Secure platform design with firewall and VPN connectivity
- Opex model so customers only pay for what is used
- One fixed monthly fee, including all server, storage, firewall and network changes
- With physical and virtual security benefits and resilience built in, your customers’ IT team can focus on core business issues, not the platform
- Future-proof platform that can be easily scaled up and down as required to enable business growth
How does Cloud Compute work?
Prior to migration to the cloud, we will offer a free audit and detailed report of your existing on-premise infrastructure to ensure that your new virtual environment is a perfect fit for your business. You may also take this opportunity to implement a healthy refresh and/or upgrade for some of the applications themselves. Either way, Cloud Compute has been designed to make the transition to cloud as simple as possible for your business. So, once the virtual servers have been chosen; in terms of the optimum number of CPUs, memory and storage capacity needed for the applications themselves; the servers can be provisioned rapidly and securely.
This includes all the required connectivity options such as public internet, firewall rules, private subnet and more, just like a traditional on-premise environment, with options for load balance, virtual private network access and backup. In addition, Cloud View monitors CPU, RAM and storage usage, proactive alarm monitoring with email, and text with alarm escalation logic.
Who is Cloud Compute aimed at?
Organisations that strive for ease and efficiency
We make it simple; traditional public cloud services can be complicated to setup and unless your customers have specific knowledge and experience, the cost of misconfiguration can be expensive and time consuming to fix.
Organisations that need to cut IT costs
Cloud Compute removes the server-based operational and support burden from within an organisation’s IT spend; resulting in either a reduced overall spend on IT and/or a better use of their time by focusing on business-centric activities rather than server hardware.
Small businesses that need to test applications
Some businesses need the flexibility to buy services as needs dictate, particularly true of small organisations where the option to test new applications that need dedicated compute and storage requirements can be difficult to justify.
Optional Cloud Compute services
Cloud Backup from Avandda is a managed ‘Backup as a Service’ (BaaS) product that allows your organisation to automate the backup of the data stored on your servers onto a secure and highly resilient storage facility within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure in the UK. The service is affordable for businesses with limited IT budgets.
It’s important to keep a copy of files offsite. Even if business files are backed up on a file server, a hurricane, flood, fire or theft could destroy the computers and backups. Keeping backed up files in the cloud ensures data is safe no matter what is going on at your office.
Cloud Backup solutions make ongoing management and restoration easy. With just a few clicks of the mouse, backed up files can be easily found and restored. Computer files are backed up to the cloud automatically on a daily (24 hour) basis, however you’re also able to start a backup immediately which can be used to mitigate risk in the case of a major system change. Ad-hoc backups will remain available for 24 hours. Backups can be daily, with weekly, monthly and annual storage.
You can also choose to benefit from Cloud Backup for all business backup requirements. To find out more about our full Cloud Backup service, visit our dedicated page here.
If you would like to learn more about how Cloud Computing could be adapted best for your organisation, please get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable team today