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Businesses today need to be agile, and one of the main benefits of the cloud is its adjustability, no matter the organisation’s size or budget . By leveraging cloud platforms and services, companies have a greater opportunity to drive innovation and growth.
Cloud services are technology services hosted by a third-party provider’s data centre. There are three main categories of cloud services: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and SaaS (Software as a Service).
The ultimate goal of leveraging cloud services is to take advantage of a cloud provider’s scale and expertise, while also reducing cost.
As a leading cloud services provider, Interactive has extensive experience when it comes to helping Australian businesses control their cloud costs. On average, we help our clients reduce their cloud spend by 30% in just a few weeks.
There are three main categories of cloud services: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and SaaS (Software as a Service) that can be provided by cloud providers.
IaaS provides basic compute, storage and networking services which allows buyers to provision virtual machines as you might in an on premises data centre.
PaaS provides a fully managed platform such as a database or application environment, eliminating much of the heavy lifting of managing operating systems or database or application management.
SaaS allows the delivery of fully formed applications via the cloud, whereby users have access to a fully formed service such as email or project management software.
Managed cloud services offer complete management of your cloud resources and infrastructure. Unmanaged cloud services puts the customer in the driver’s seat, giving access to the management of their cloud infrastructure. Most organisations will need one or a combination of both. It is important to get that mix right.
Interactive’s managed cloud services offering aims to be as frictionless as possible and gives you all the benefits of public cloud without the headaches of managing it yourself. Interactive provides the monitoring, security, advanced management, cost optimisation, help desk, and user management.
Interactive also understands that customers will want a different managed service experience based on the particular workload and has designed a flexible managed service model that can be customised to meet your particular requirements. With the ability to apply different managed services levels down to the resource level, we have a solution that will meet your needs.
Public clouds are managed by a third-party cloud service provider, while a private cloud consists of cloud resources used exclusively by an organisation. At Interactive, we can offer solutions that include public or private cloud services, or both.
Our team considers all of the parameters involved in building the ideal cloud model. This is mapped to each organisation’s unique environment and set of requirements, producing a list of comparative benefits that makes decision-making easier to help you avoid a lot of the cloud procurement mistakes that organisations are making today.
One of the great advantages of moving to the cloud is its flexibility. With a multi-cloud infrastructure in place, you also have the advantage of being able to assign certain workloads to certain cloud environments based on where they are most ideally suited – based on their size, security requirements, usage and more.
We can help define your current requirements and recommend a combination of cloud services to meet your business needs.
Migrating to the cloud successfully can be difficult and understanding all your different migration options can be daunting. However, Interactive can help ensure a simple, straightforward, and secure migration to any cloud.
At Interactive, we have rigorous methodologies for every phase of cloud migration and ongoing risk management – from assessments of the resources you want to move and strategies for achieving migration through to post-migration audits and optimisation services. (To help you on your cloud journey, we’ve developed some key steps to keep in mind.)
Once the requirements are understood by your cloud service provider, cloud migration can take as little as two weeks. Our team of experts can assist you in every walk of your cloud journey, no matter if you are just starting or looking to optimise.
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