The Business and Technical Advantages of Cloud Computing
From a business perspective, moving to a Datran Virtual Office also means moving from a CAP-X to an OP-X business model. Just make one single payment to Datran each month for all of your bundled services and you can forget about leases, depreciation, and all of the following cost associated with an in-house IT department.
Computer Hardware and Programs
Network hardware and software
Server hardware and software
Workstation hardware and software
Installation and integration of hardware and software
Warranties and licenses
License tracking - compliance
Risks: susceptibility to vulnerabilities, availability of upgrades, patches and future licensing policies, etc.
Long Term Expenses
Future upgrade or scalability expenses
Infrastructure (floor space)
Electricity (for related equipment, cooling, backup power)
Downtime, outage and failure expenses
Diminished performance (i.e. users having to wait, diminished money-making ability)
Security (including breaches, loss of reputation, recovery and prevention)
Backup and recovery process
Audit (internal and external)
Information technology personnel
Corporate management time
Datran delivers an integrated solution to the unforeseen disruptions that can bring your business to a halt. Every organization faces a wide range of minor and major distruptions to their operation. From planned events such as IT maintenance and office relocations, to looming disasters such as floods, storms, broken water mains, and airconditioning failures that cause your IT equipment to overheat and fail. After you move into your Datran Virtual Office, you can have your employees work from home or relocate them to a temporarly location with their laptops and continue business as usual. .
Easy Access to Information
Once you register yourself in the cloud, you can access information from any high-speed Internet connection. This single feature lets you move beyond time zone and geographic location issues.
In cloud computing, elasticity is defined as the degree to which a system is able to adapt to workload changes by provisioning and deprovisioning resources, such that at each point in time the available resources match the current demand as closely as possible. By comparison, traditional in-house IT departments typically purchase hardware and software based on an annual forecast. If growth expectations are not met, unused resources are viewed as costly inventory.
Storing information in the cloud gives you essentially limitless storage capacity, therefore you no longer need to worry about running out of storage space or increasing your current storage space availability. You can add extra storage to your system at a cost of: $1.00 per Gigabit.
Cloud computing gives you the advantage of quick deployment. Depending on the complexity of your proprietary software, your entire system can be fully functional in a matter of days or weeks, not months or years.
Data Backup and Recovery
When you move to the cloud, your data is processed by virtual machines that use resources from different diverse servers. The redundancy built into the cloud makes outages rare,.and if that rare even occurs, your data is backed up for a minimum of 14-days.