Cloud Services means services made available to users on demand via the Internet from a cloud provider's servers as opposed to being provided from a company's own on-premises servers. Cloud services are designed to provide easy, scalable access to applications, resources and services, and are fully managed by a cloud services provider.
A cloud service can dynamically scale to meet the needs of its users, and because the service provider supplies the hardware and software necessary for the service, there's no need for a company to provision or deploy its own resources or allocate IT staff to manage the service. Examples of cloud services include online data storage and backup solutions, Web-based e-mail services, hosted office suites and document collaboration services, database processing, managed technical support services and more.
Colocation is often used in the data sourcing industry to mean off-site data storage, usually in a data center. This is very important for businesses since the loss of data can be crucial for companies of any size, up to and including disciplinary action for employees or loss of their job. An unexpected loss in data can result from fires, earthquakes, floods, or any sort of natural disaster.
The process of data migration, also known as data to cloud migration, involves the transferring of an organization's data to the cloud. More specifically, by undergoing data migration, businesses relocate some or all of their applications, digital assets, services, and other general IT resources onto a cloud. In doing so, they are able to leverage the benefits of the cloud to promote more efficient, quick, and secure operations.
Desktop as a Service (DaaS)
Hosted desktops streamline workflow by making your desktop and apps available online, allowing you to work on your files from anywhere in the world. Suited to large office environments as well as single users, virtual hosted desktops can improve efficiency and save time and money.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
IaaS is a standardized, highly automated offering, where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities are owned and hosted by a service provider and offered to customers on-demand. Customers are able to self-provision this infrastructure, using a Web-based graphical user interface that serves as an IT operations management console for the overall environment. API access to the infrastructure may also be offered as an option.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
PaaS offerings facilitate the deployment of applications or services without the of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software and provisioning hosting capabilities. All "as-a-service" offerings are characterized as providing low initial cost, incremental cost as your service usage grows, self-service, best practices built-in, resource sharing, automated deployment, management services, lifecycle management, reuse. PaaS provides these capabilities for application and service development.
PaaS offerings may also include facilities for application design, application development, testing, and deployment as well as services such as team collaboration, web service integration, and marshalling, database integration, security, scalability, storage, persistence, state management, application versioning, application instrumentation, and developer community facilitation.
All businesses require secure operations in order to be successful and protect their sensitive information. Devising a comprehensive strategy to cover all of your security demands has never been more important, and should include a number of layered security services. Security is the culmination of a number of pieces working together to collectively create a powerful defense against cyber threats.
These security pieces include physical security, network protection, secure multitenant architecture, per-tenant firewalls, host-based firewalls, anti-virus, and backup and replication. In order to maintain the most secure environment possible, most businesses choose to trust the management of their network security to their provider.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser. SaaS has become a common delivery model for many business applications, including office & messaging software, DBMS software, management software, CAD software, dDevelopment software, virtualization, accounting, collaboration, customer relationship management (CRM), management information systems (MIS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), invoicing, human resource management (HRM), content management (CM) and service desk management.
SaaS has been incorporated into the strategy of all leading enterprise software companies. One of the biggest selling points for these companies is the potential to reduce IT support costs by outsourcing hardware and software maintenance and support to the SaaS provider.
Voice / SIP / Hosted Services
HOSTED VOICE / SIP SERVICES
Hosted Voice delivers more functionality than a traditional phone system, without the costs of managing and maintaining a PBX. Our Hosted VoIP solution is a hosted PBX phone system that allows businesses to streamline how they communicate.
SIP TRUNKING SERVICES
SIP Trunking enables your business to reduce costs and simplify IT management by combining voice and Internet access over a single Internet connection using your existing IP PBX system. With SIP service, you purchase only the trunks you need based on the maximum number of concurrent calls your business requires. SIP Trunks are significantly less expensive than analog lines, further helping businesses reduce costs. MegaPath offers SIP Trunking for single-site businesses and Enterprise Trunking for multi-location businesses.