Cloud IT Services

TRANSITION YOUR IT TO THE CLOUD

Outsourcing your IT to the Cloud can drive success for small businesses. Apogee’s Cloud services in Basingstoke are a reliable solution to your data storage woes. The Cloud is a readily available, optimised and efficient alternative to your business’ existing storage solutions.

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CLOUD-HOSTED SERVICES, APPLICATIONS AND DATA ARE EXTREMELY RELIABLE

Knowing which Cloud service you need can be daunting, especially as a small to medium business. Do you need infrastructure, hardware, software or platform as a service? Apogee has been deploying Cloud services in Basingstoke for years. Our expertise equips us to support you with advice, back-up solutions and transitioning your infrastructure and data to the Cloud.

THE SIMPLEST WAY TO THINK OF THE CLOUD IS TO BREAK IT DOWN INTO:

Infrastructure as a Service

IaaS, including Microsoft Azure Servers and storage, provides virtual hardware like computers, raw processors and storage software platforms. There’s no capital expense or ongoing maintenance and running costs.

Platform as a Service

PaaS, such as Microsoft Power Platform, Azure SQL, provides resources necessary for small businesses to create their own software and programs. It saves you the cost of storing and investing in hardware and software that would otherwise be necessary.

Software as a Service

SaaS provides software and programs which are ready to use. A key example of SaaS is Microsoft Dynamics 365. You can run them remotely without lengthy installation processes or worrying about how your hardware will cope.

Hardware as a Service

HaaS standardises hardware operating systems and services, such as laptops, desktops and printers. It ensures a non-fragmented IT estate with reduced management complexity and support costs so reduces initial capital expenditure.

Considerations

What can our Cloud services in Basingstoke do for your business? It’s likely you have a lot of questions and areas of concern about moving infrastructure, applications and data to the Cloud. To help, we’ve outlined the key benefits the Cloud can provide for your business:

Data Security

Cloud vendors can experience breaches and it’s a very public affair when they do, so it’s understandable that the security of the Cloud is a worry to you. The level of security our reputable Cloud vendors work with exceeds what’s possible for SMEs to achieve, so you can feel confident that your data is safe in the Cloud.

Controlling your information

Placing your data in the Cloud may cause concerns over how its use is governed. Your security policies must control access to data and ensure your Cloud vendor hosts your data in the EU, or EU approved zones, which is subject to data protection laws that are amongst the strictest in the world.

Scalability and flexibility

The Cloud can enable your business to scale its IT infrastructure up and down to suit your operational requirements without the need to purchase and install expensive upgrades yourself. Flexibility can reduce costs and improve efficiency, helping your business gain a competitive advantage.

Business continuity

In a crisis situation, having your applications and data stored in the Cloud ensures it’s protected in a secure location that will continue to function regardless of your situation. You can continue business as usual, minimising any downtime and loss of productivity.

Transition your IT with Cloud services in Basingstoke

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