Cloud services are the best answer to many IT problems. They get you flexible, scalable, professionally managed processing and storage power. They save you the complications of managing your own data center. If there's a problem, it's that there are so many options to choose from. Genisys Group can help you make the right choices for your business. Read more about 2019 trends in cloud computing.

Many ways to use the cloud

"The Cloud" isn't just one thing. You can choose from different levels of service. With Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), you have full control over virtual machines, just as if you had your own server. The difference is that you can clone as many as you need when demand is high and throw the extra ones away when they're no longer needed. Platform as a Service (PaaS) gives you an intermediate level of abstraction, letting you run your own applications on a cloud-maintained platform. With Software as a Service (SaaS), the provider sets up the application environment for you to use without worrying about maintenance.

You can choose a public, private, or hybrid cloud. Public cloud services are the most economical, with computing power and storage made available as you need it. A private cloud can run either on your own machines or on dedicated machines belonging to the provider. Either way, you get more consistent performance and a higher level of security. You can mix the two options in a hybrid cloud.

Cloud services include applications, databases, bulk storage, backup, and analytics. You can use some or all of them, keeping other parts in on-premises systems. It isn't necessary to move everything at once. Whatever combination of options is right for you, Genisys Group's cloud experts will help you to set up services that meet your business's requirements.

The benefits

You gain multiple benefits from cloud services.

  • Scalability: When you need more capacity for a short time, the cloud services will expand to meet the need. You pay just for what you need, while you need it.

  • Professional management: Cloud servers reside in safe buildings with round-the-clock attention. Redundant Internet connections and self-contained power supplies make outages rare. Software keeps up with the latest versions.

  • Security: The best cloud data centers have excellent physical security, with only authorized people being allowed in the building. Software and data protection benefit from economies of scale. Regular security patches eliminate known vulnerabilities, and network monitoring gives early warnings of any threats.

  • Data safety: Cloud services are distributed over multiple locations and frequently backed up. Your data and services are protected against disasters.

  • Flexibility: Cloud services are available to any authorized users with an Internet connection. Employees can access systems from home or in the field. They have more flexibility, and they can deal with urgent situations more quickly. If you prefer, you can allow access to some accounts only from your offices.

  • Elimination of maintenance headaches: You don't get hit with unexpected costs if a machine fails. Upgrading doesn't require buying new hardware. The need to wire up servers and routers and find space for them is reduced.

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To gain these benefits, you need to choose a reliable service provider. Anyone can put "cloud" in their name, but the best providers consistently deliver quality service. We partner with only the most reliable companies to make sure you get the best services.

Check out the comparison of cloud vs in-house servers to make a more educated choice.

Planning your cloud strategy

With the right cloud strategy, you can accomplish things that never seemed possible before. You can store large quantities of unstructured, rarely used data economically. You can set up failover systems to provide continuity for your primary servers. You can work with powerful, well-tested SaaS applications or develop your own.

Whatever your business needs are, Genisys Group will help you in laying out your strategy for the cloud and making it work.


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