What is Cloud Computing?
Traditional computing consists of a client-server relationship where data is stored on a server, and software is located and managed on each workstation. In traditional computing you not only have to manage all of your organization’s PCs and laptops, but also manage and maintain the server environment. Deploying a new server is a slow process which typically takes weeks or months. Software licenses must be purchased for the maximum number of users you MAY have during the lifetime of the server (typically 5-6 years). Hardware upgrades can often be a daunting task causing much downtime to do something as simple as increasing disk storage.
Cloud computing takes the burden of server maintenance away from the IT staff, and allows them to focus on the platform instead. Deploying a server takes hours, instead of weeks or months. Software licensing can often be purchased in an elastic model, where you only purchase what you need today, not tomorrow. Server resources (such as disk storage) can often be increased by our engineers with a few mouse clicks and less than 10 minutes of total down time. Cloud computing is flexible to meet your needs.
Cloud computing is the future, and the future is here. Get the computing power you need, when you need it.
Public and Private Cloud Computing
Bay State Integrated Technology offers various cloud technologies including Microsoft Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint, to cloud backup for your existing servers.
Dedicated Cloud Environments – Cloud Infrastructure
Many of our customers require additional security, extensibility, and customization. In all of these cases we strive to design a custom experience for to meet out customers technology needs. We have the ability to design and create virtual network datacenters and server groups with the flexibility you expect from the cloud. For more information, see Bay State Integrated Technology Server Hosting.
Cloud Virtual Desktops
It can sometimes be difficult to access the same data files and programs from multiple computers. Virtualized desktops make it easy to keep all of your data and programs centralized and accessible from just about any internet connected computer. This is especially a great option when there are multiple users needing access to the same programs (such as QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, etc.). We handle all of the technical stuff, so you don’t have to.
If you already have onsite servers in your facilities, then you probably already know just how important it is to have a good backup strategy. Are your files being backed up on a daily basis? How long are you archiving those files for? Bay State’s Cloud Remote Backup Solution (RBS) is an easy way to make sure all of your pertinent data is backed up regularly. Plus, you only pay for the storage space you use. For more information about Bay State’s Cloud Backup, take a look at our Online Backup page.