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Why Small Business Need Cloud Computing

 

 

Reduced cost

Firstly we need to talk about how affordable cloud services are. Understandably smaller businesses have more of a reduced budget than larger-scale companies. However this doesn’t mean you settle for reduced services. Cloud computing is a perfect solution for smaller businesses, you pay for what you need which means no wasted money on services/hardware you won’t use and no tied contracts. 

Flexibility

Secondly, with all of our services there are no tied contracts, as they are all on a pay-as-you go terms. This gives you the ultimate flexibility with your company demands, as-well as offering more of a flexible work environment. Your colleagues are able to work stress free remotely with cloud technology giving them access to anything they could in the office.

Scalability 

Every company is sized differently, all having will all have different IT needs. Using cloud services is a great solution for smaller businesses. Whether they are growing fast or slow it’s simple to scale up or down IT departments efficiently to business needs. This minimises risks associated with in-house operational issues.

Security

In addition people may ask how secure cloud services are. This may because be are as your data will be stored on servers that you have no control of. However, all cloud services are designed to be able to offer the highest levels of security to protect customers data. Any of your data that would be stored this way is extremely safe, most importantly it could even a safer alternative to saving data on your hard drive. Meanwhile This is simply because no one could know or find out where your data is being held except the provider. 

 

Data Encryption

Meanwhile our IT and data encryption security services are able to give you an understanding to what data in your business may needs to be encrypted and why. With award-winning multi-OS endpoint encryption with a single pane of glass reporting, giving you unmatched protection against data loss or theft. To clarify this delivers transparent data encryption at the endpoint ­before any data would be shared. Which is the right way to reduce common security challenges, not simply the most convenient.

Perform data backups

Finally, our backup & recovery services backs up your data offsite and to the cloud. However people only realise the importance of their data when it’s gone. For example that be due to corruption, virus, deletion, or simply disk failure. Cloud53 can backup your data (any size) to the cloud so it’s safe and accessible. Most importantly, we can backup daily or weekly and retain the last 30 days for you or more if required. Equally, we can restore the data back to you should the worst happen. Above all, How valuable is your data? What would you do without it?

Take a look our our blog https://www.cloud53.co.uk/understanding-vdi-and-how-it-works/ which explains everything on remote server setup.

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Understanding VDI and How It Works

What is Virtual desktop Infrastructure (VDI)?

A virtual desktop infrastructure is a technology used to create a virtualised environment on a remote server setup. This is a form of desktop virtualisation.

VDI separates the servers into a number of virtual desktops that the user can access remotely through their devices. In the past, for business’ to input high-security measures, would have been costly which posted a barrier for them however VDI gives a low-cost solution for this.

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What are the benefits of VDI?

VPI doesn’t just benefit the people using it but it also benefits the environment, I’ve listed 5 top benefits you will get with a virtual desktop infrastructure.

1. Access

With workplaces being made more mobile than ever, with VDI you are able to access your desktop from anywhere, day or night it gives you the freedom to work remotely stress-free

2. Flexibility

Enhance flexibility for the business and workers. As long as you can access the internet you can use your preferred device to access the VDI

3. Manageability

As VDI replaces PCs it becomes much more manageable to deal with, especially in size. The development, management, and replacement of the endpoints become much easier (Endpoints can be laptops, tablets mobile devices).

4. Security

If your device is stolen or damaged there is a high chance your data will be lost. However in this case your operating system, applications, and data are stored in a remote data center with high-level security. If anything does happen to your device your data won’t be lost as you can access your desktop from any other device.

5.Cost Saving

Less IT resources are required, the main cost-saver will be eliminating the cost of the hardware. Using VDI services from a cloud provider lets you access your desktop even if your hardware is outdated.

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How does VDI work?

The hypervisor utilises and sections servers into virtual machines that in turn host virtual desktops that users access remotely from their device. 

The basic components needed:

  • Hypervisor

         The software that separates the operating system from its hardware, creating a virtualised environment that then can be divided into a number of virtual machines. 

  • Virtualisation

         The technology that divides the system into multiple different layers.

  • Connector

          This is the piece that manages the connection between the user and the endpoint (laptop, tablet, phone, etc) and responsible for the authentication of the users. 

  • Desktop pools

         A group of similar desktops that are hosted on virtual machines that can be configured according to a specific function. 

  • Application virtualisation

         This is a very important piece of Virtual desktop infrastructure it’s used to create a virtualised application image and duplicate it to all the virtual desktops in a desktop pool. 

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