What is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)?
In the past businesses needed to purchase, run, and maintain their entire IT infrastructure on premise. This typically created capital and operational costs that strained the limits of the IT budget as well as limited the flexibility of the company's computing capabilities.
Cloud computing offers solutions for virtually every IT-related element of your business; from e-mail, to communications, to a full-scaled hosted infrastructure.
Deploying and managing public cloud services and applications.
Businesses of all sizes are benefiting from deploying large-scale public cloud services such as Office 365, Google Apps and DropBox, replacing legacy on-premise software solutions. These public cloud services are complimented by specialised email security and data backup services such as Mimecast and Crashplan that are able to operate quietly in the background without any on-site physical requirements.
BTA has proven experience and an established track record in planning and migrating legacy IT systems and applications to public cloud services with minimal impact to business operations. This includes integrating with remaining on-premise systems.
Your own virtualised private infrastructure in the cloud.
Despite the growth in cloud applications, many businesses still need to maintain legacy applications and infrastructure but still do not want the headache of maintaining on-premise IT systems. This is where private clouds come in: cloud-like infrastructure, hosted in a secure facility, but dedicated to your own internal applications and services.
BTA can house your critical business applications within your own virtualised private infrastructure in the cloud. Your private cloud is maintained by our experienced engineers, utilising cloud platforms such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure or vmWare vCloud Air, or dedicated hardware owned by you in our own datacentre. Our twenty-plus years of networking expertise provides the experience needed to make transitions to the cloud happen smoothly and safely.
The best of both worlds.
For many businesses it is not a straight choice between public versus private cloud services, or cloud vs on-site. You may need some combination to reach your objectives. Luckily with BTA, you can have any and all of these, seamlessly linked and managed as one!
Real-world business IT systems usually consist of multiple applications and services, each addressing a specific business purpose. Email, business databases, file sharing, collaboration tools and industry-specific applications all form part of the computing whole. Some may benefit from public cloud services, such as Office 365 or Google Apps, whilst others may need to be maintained on your own on-premise infrastructure or in a private cloud at a secure, managed facility.
BTA will help you identify which combination of cloud services most benefit your business. Get a free consultation today by calling 020 8875 7676.