What does the cloud bring
As demand increase on businesses to consistently provide for their customers, the traditional approaches to procuring server hardware, maintaining and responding to unexpected costs of failure and lost employee time can severely hamper a customer's perspective in an increasingly competitive market.
Working directly with our Consultants, Atolo provides the flexibility to scale resources as your business goals change, to ensure your servers are consistently responsive and fully secured while preventing potentially large wasteful costs of hardware ownership.
Cloud Services: SaaS, IaaS, PaaS
Software as a Service
Provides software applications and solutions without the burden of backend infrastructure, with per-user based subscription's your business can grow with predictable costs while minimising operational IT overhead.
Commonly used for services such as Email and SharePoint, as well as the wide breadth of Microsoft Office 365 applications including both browser-based and natively installed office applications, providing reliable and consistent services.
Store and run your virtual machines on a secure and reliable Cloud platform, IaaS removes the burdens of managing your own hardware and presents storage, hypervisor and networking through a single online portal.
Flexible resourcing and geographical pools allow you to run on low-cost cloud computing tiers, while priorities critical virtual servers on high-performance processors, high capacity memory and very fast NVMe SSD storage, offering the freedom to use what you need without upfront costs of expensive on-premise hardware.
With proven approaches, your existing physical servers, or VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines can be migrated to the Cloud and run exactly as they do now on-premise, your end user experience will be almost transparent.
Platform as a Service
Often used for hosting websites, databases, simple storage repositories and scalable container (docker) applications, PaaS provides the benefits of IaaS, with the flexibility to scale your websites and applications without needing to manage updates and underlying operating system, though retaining control of important security features like networking and the firewall
Preparing the platform to host a new website or database takes just minutes, with ready to deploy application templates to suit your needs.
Operated by third-party service providers such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure, for which you can manage and scale your Cloud applications and virtual machines through a web browser, while the provider maintains the underlying infrastructure.
- Lower costs - no hardware requirements
- No maintenance - your provider maintains the service.
- Near-unlimited scale - on-demand resources across the globe.
- High reliability - a vast number of servers provide a higher level of redundancy.
A private cloud is an environment dedicated to providing virtual machines and services to a single organisation, running within internally managed data centre facilities or through an IT services partner within their owned maintained private cloud.
- Greater Flexibility - customised to meet your specific needs.
- Improved security - no shared resources and a higher level of control.
- High scalability - can work at scale just like public clouds.
Combining security, performance and flexibility to scale, a hybrid approach provides cost-effective and facility to handle dynamic workloads.
Providing the option to secure confidential data and critical systems within private cloud, while scaling out to public cloud platforms when demand peaks for a social event or the business needs to move quickly and can't wait for physical infrastructure turn around, allowing the business to start new servers within a public cloud quickly and move those same servers into the private cloud when ready.
- Control - you retain control when in private infrastructure.
- Flexibility - utilise public cloud when you need it.
- Cost-effectiveness - you own the infrastructure and scale only when you need.
- Security - your confidential data remains on your infrastructure.
Microsoft Office 365
Breaking from traditional ownership methodology, Microsoft has restructured their key applications and servers into their Office 365 offerings.
Exchange Online provides a comprehensive and scalable email solution, with the facility to manage and integrate with 3rd party services, while taking care of the backend infrastructure.
SharePoint Online provides opportunities for new approaches to content sharing and publishing of material throughout an organisation, allowing the individuals to create and maintain their own team sites to share and collaborate within and outside your company.
With multiple Office 365 packages, providing the latest full Office desktop application and added business services such as Skype, Onedrive, Teams and Yammer, Office 365 can provide a new more flexible way of working.
Desktop as a Service (DaaS)
Building on the foundations of a traditional thin client working through Terminal Servers, DaaS provides the benefits of a centrally managed and unified remote application and full desktop environment underlying with technology from Microsoft and Citrix on top of AWS and Azure.
Staff can connect to any device from any location and access their files and applications without the worry of securing and synchronising copies of your company data on their local devices.
Unburdening staff to a fixed workstation, Virtual Workspace provides the flexibility to work from any internet connected device. Start working on your documents from the office, review on your tablet while in a meeting, reconnect securely from your home computer to hit that important deadline.
Virtual Workspace provides a secure method to facilitate remote staff and external contractors, with access to your data while you retain control and ownership to mitigate risk. Scaled on demand as your business grows and removing the overhead of licensing and maintaining distributed computers, all while minimising security risks by lowering the surface attack area with the introduction of BYOD approaches.