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Cloud Services

Cloud is an online network that allows businesses to share and store data, servers, networks, apps, and development tools. Some of the ways the Cloud is used include online services to send emails, edit documents, watch movies or TV, listen to music, play games, or store pictures and other files. Companies use the Cloud to get new ideas launched, protect their data, and build new products and services. There is not one Cloud or network, and it isn't located in just one place. Rather, the Cloud can be accessed on any device connected to the Internet.

There are several types of Clouds run by different types of providers. Some Clouds are public like when a third party such as Microsoft, AWS, or Google hosts your resources on their servers. Others may be private while some might be shared by a small community. Many businesses use a blend of Cloud environments to limit their risk and increase their capability—we refer to these as hybrid Clouds. When hybrid Cloud users buy services from multiple public Cloud providers, they're using a multi-Cloud approach that lets them operate in the Cloud strategically.

By leveraging the scalability of cloud platforms, businesses can rapidly deploy and scale sophisticated technologies without the burden of maintaining complex infrastructure on-premises. Whether it's training AI models, analyzing vast datasets, or deploying ML algorithms, the cloud provides a flexible and cost-effective environment conducive to experimentation and iteration. Cloud-based AI and ML services offered by major providers enable organizations to access cutting-edge capabilities without the need for extensive in-house expertise, democratizing access to transformative technologies and leveling the playing field for businesses of all sizes.

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Top Benefits of Cloud Computing

  • Cost: Cloud computing eliminates the capital expense of buying hardware and software as well as setting up and running on-site data centers—the racks of servers, the round-the-clock electricity for power and cooling, and the IT experts for managing the infrastructure. All of this adds up fast.

  • Global Scale: The benefits of Cloud computing services include the ability to scale elastically. In Cloud speak, that means delivering the right amount of IT resources—for example, more or less computing power, storage, and bandwidth—right when they’re needed and from the right geographic location.

  • Performance: The biggest Cloud computing services run on a worldwide network of secure data centers, which are regularly upgraded to the latest generation of fast and efficient computing hardware. This offers several benefits over a single corporate data center, including reduced network latency for applications and greater economies of scale.

  • Security: Many Cloud providers offer a broad set of policies, technologies, and controls that strengthen your security posture overall, helping protect your data, apps, and infrastructure from potential threats.

  • Speed: Most Cloud computing services are provided, self-service, and on-demand, so even vast amounts of computing resources can be provisioned in minutes, typically with just a few mouse clicks, thereby giving businesses a lot of flexibility and taking the pressure off capacity planning.

  • Productivity: On-site data centers typically require a lot of “racking and stacking”—hardware setup, software patching, and other time-consuming IT management chores. Cloud computing removes the need for many of these tasks, so IT teams can spend time on achieving more important business goals.

  • Reliably: Cloud computing makes data backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity easier and less expensive because data can be mirrored at multiple redundant sites on the Cloud provider’s network.


PCS is Your Solution for Cloud Services

PCS can provide customized IT Cloud services to fit the specific needs of your organization. If you haven’t set up your Cloud yet, we can help you figure out which Cloud services will be most beneficial to you and how to obtain them.

Once your Cloud is in place, PCS can monitor your Cloud computing services to make sure they’re working for you as you expect, help you make changes when necessary, and even let you know when it may be time to make adjustments to your Cloud setup.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services, or AWS, is a cloud computing platform that offers a variety of services from database storage to analytics capabilities and security and compliance. Reduced IT costs, scalability, and increased efficiency, there are a lot of benefits to moving to the cloud.

AWS works by owning and maintaining the hardware and network that hosts these services. As a business, you are able to access your data and provision what you need through a web application or portal. At PCS, we are Select Consulting Partners in the AWS Partner Network.

Azure Cloud

Cloud services are growing in popularity because they are cost-effective and scalable. Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft that offers various services from data storage to virtual machines and data management. Microsoft Azure works by owning and hosting its own servers, data centers, and other IT hardware and infrastructure.

As a business, you will have access to the cloud through an online web portal. There, you will have access to your data storage, virtual machines, and other various computing resources that Azure offers.

Microsoft Office 365

When it’s time to grow your business, do your eyes glaze over when you see how many training videos you have to watch just to run Microsoft Outlook on your iPhone? Well, you’re not alone. You don’t have to settle for the status quo of wading through terabytes of information to setup systems yourself. Consider how much time it would cost you and your team.

The same is true for your business. The PCS team is specifically trained in Office 365 and Outlook IT support to remove the stress and complication of the setup process to get you running more quickly.

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