Graeme O'driscoll
Graeme O'driscoll Head: Software Engineering

Many of us think of the cloud as a storage offering. With offerings like Dropbox and Google Drive, we think of the cloud as a cost-effective, reliable and efficient place to store anything from music and images to important documents. And you’d be forgiven for thinking so, PC Magazine defines the cloud as: “storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive”.

But only using cloud computing in this way prevents you from using this networked offering to its full potential. With the growing popularity and improved accessibility to cloud networks, it is important to view cloud computing as more than just storage, Today, if you want to make the most of the cloud and develop an efficient cloud strategy while you’re at it, it’s best to have a few other solutions in place.

With access to the top local and global cloud service platforms, all managed in one place, our monitoring, managed hosting and connectivity services help to ensure that your cloud environment delivers all the time.

Some of the services we provide include:

Server Monitoring

The key to getting the most out of your cloud technology is to have a stable IT environment and allowing everything to run as it should. Getting this right requires comprehensive monitoring.

Unfortunately, monitoring systems can be expensive. But the cost of not monitoring your environment could be higher if something goes wrong, which could have been prevented. Our cloud monitoring offering lets you monitor your entire IT environment quickly, efficiently and proactively, so you can focus on running your business.

Managed Hosting

With managed hosting services, you can minimise the risks and maximise the benefits of your hosted solution. That’s because you’ll have access to expert technical teams that monitor your environment 24/7 and are ready to respond if any event negatively affects availability or performance. With our managed hosting offerings, your operations will run on secure and stable infrastructure.

Cloud-Managed Backup

According to a study by the University of Texas, only 6% of companies that suffer a catastrophic data loss survive. Approximately 43% never reopen and about 51% close within two years. These figures highlight the importance of a solid corporate data backup strategy – one that can manage backup and recovery inside and outside your corporate network without a problem. Cloud-managed backups enable the secure, automated disk-to-disk backup and recovery of critical information stored on servers or corporate devices, making it possible to quickly recover important information when you need it.

Disaster Recovery as a Service

Businesses that host data and applications in virtual environments need a disaster recovery service provider that understands the challenges this approach could present to business continuity. Disaster recovery-as-a-service offers a single solution designed to offer the continuous replication of your IS virtual environment at a secure site in a separate location.

At IS, we have all the cloud solutions you need to optimise your business for maximum flexibility, agility and productivity. If you’re intrigued and want to find out more, get in touch with us  here

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