Cloud Services and Hosting
We help you make the most of the cloud – with a choice of platforms, and support in developing your strategy
Cloud services have transformed the way many organisations work – helping IT teams to offer more agile IT services, scale usage according to need, and reduce the risk of getting stuck on costly legacy IT.
But at the same time, it can be tricky to find the right mix of SaaS, IaaS or PaaS offerings; to manage migrations; and to understand where a cloud provider’s responsibility ends and yours begin.
At Redpalm, we help you make the most of the cloud. We can support you as you access the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform – and we also have our own public cloud, redCLOUD, for a more tailored approach.
Cloud services: how we help
When you come to Redpalm for cloud services, we can help you to:
Develop your cloud strategy
We help you to plan around your needs, now and in future – whether that means deciding whether to migrate your infrastructure to the cloud or to adopt a particular cloud solution.
Manage a cloud migration
Cloud migrations require careful planning. We help to manage your project from beginning to end, from design to secure configuration – to help ensure you meet users’ needs after the move.
Secure and backup data
Just because you’re using a cloud service, that doesn’t mean you can avoid the responsibility for securing or backing up data. We help you understand where your responsibilities lie, depending on your cloud solution.
Cloud platforms and services
Here are the cloud platforms and services we most commonly support:
Microsoft Azure offers a huge range of cloud services, including compute, analytics, storage and networking – and benefits including high availability, redundancy and cyber-security compliance. With so much to choose from, we provide essential advice and support.
Do you need more flexibility than Microsoft Azure can offer? With our redCLOUD platform, you can get that. For example, with redCLOUD you can customise server spec flexibly, so you pay for what you need instead of being limited to Azure menu options.
We can help you deploy or manage Microsoft 365 – so you can make the most of new features, adopt best-practice configurations, and can remain secure. See our IT audits and health checks and our managed IT services for more info.
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At Redpalm, we pride ourselves on our technical expertise and our friendly, personal service. Please get in touch to find out more.
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What is Cloud Hosting?
Whilst traditional web hosting uses a single physical server to store data, cloud hosting uses virtual and physical servers spread across multiple locations. Using fully cloud based architecture to host applications and websites, cloud hosting removes the need for on-premise services, reducing maintenance requirements. Not only this, cloud hosting allows you and your team to access your data from anywhere in the world.
Cloud hosting services were initially reserved for high-tech industries operating on advanced digital platforms. Now, cloud hosting has become increasingly popular with all kinds of businesses and has transformed the way these organisations operate. From agile IT services and scaled usage to cyber security compliance, cloud computing offers a huge variety of benefits.
At Redpalm, our IT experts can provide you with highly-efficient cloud hosting services and platforms. We support a variety of cloud server hosting providers, and we can offer essential advice to help you choose a platform that best suits your company.
Choose us as your cloud hosting company today, and let us help you make the most of the cloud!
The Features of Cloud Hosting Services
Here are a few key features of cloud hosting services.
1. Distributed Infrastructure
Cloud servers aren’t based in a single physical location. Instead, they are distributed across multiple data centres in different locations.
These data centres are categorised into four basic certification groups, each offering different levels of availability, system redundancy, hours of interruption per year, and more. Most organisations often choose tier 3 or tier 4 data centres due to their reliability, security, uptime and redundancy measures.
2. Scaled Resources
When scaling your operations, you will often need to install additional equipment or upgrade your existing equipment to ensure that your servers can keep up with the growing demands. If your servers are overloaded, it could lead to poor service or downtime, thereby halting your daily operations.
By moving your company’s IT services to a cloud platform, you don’t need to worry about upgrades or new servers. Cloud hosting services can quickly scale the resources to suit your organisation’s needs in real-time.
3. Supports Databases
When choosing a hosting service provider, it’s crucial to pick one that supports different databases. Two of the commonly used databases are Oracle and SQL.
As cloud hosting supports both databases and more, it’s the viable solution for a diverse range of applications including basic as well as high-performance demands.
4. Automated Solutions
Cloud hosting platforms include a variety of the latest automation technologies. This allows scaling up resources, self service, software upgrades and other changes to be carried out smoothly and in a time-efficient manner.
Types of Cloud Hosting
1. Public Cloud
Public cloud hosting uses a network of physical servers to provide a flexible and scalable virtual hosting environment to multiple clients. While the physical server infrastructure is shared by other companies, each virtual network is isolated to prevent companies from suffering performance bottlenecks or being able to access someone else’s data.
2. Private Cloud
If your organisation wants more control on the security in use and where the data is stored, the private cloud may be the ideal cloud hosting solution for you. With private cloud hosting, the infrastructure isn’t shared with other cloud accounts, allowing you to maintain a physically distinct environment.
3. Hybrid Cloud
The infrastructure of the hybrid cloud incorporates private cloud, public cloud and on-premises computing. The hybrid cloud solution offers a highly flexible computing environment that can be beneficial for various types of organisations and applications.
4. Managed Cloud
Managed cloud hosting provides a full range of infrastructure, virtual machines and application-level support and services required to host your applications.
The Benefits of Cloud Hosting
- It offers on-demand and immediate scalability of resources as and when needed, allowing you to future-proof your applications.
- Cloud hosting allows you to keep up with increasing demands and cope with any additional and unexpected traffic.
- Cloud hosting services offer highly-effective and efficient computing that focuses on security and reliability.
- Cloud hosting can be significantly cost-efficient as it helps you save money on equipment installation, maintenance and upgrades.
- The cloud-based approach also provides on-demand service.
Why Choose Redpalm for Your Cloud Hosting Solutions
At Redpalm, our IT experts can carefully and efficiently help you plan and develop your cloud strategy. We can assist you in deciding whether you should migrate your infrastructure to the cloud and which cloud solution would be ideal for your company.
We can also help you manage your cloud migration as well as secure and backup your data. The cloud platforms that we commonly support include Microsoft Azure, redCLOUD and Microsoft 365.
Whether you choose Azure hosting or you’d prefer a more customised cloud environment like redCLOUD, our IT professionals will provide you with the essential advice and support needed throughout the process.
With our technical expertise, we offer a tailored approach to help you realise the benefits of cloud hosting services. Choose us as your cloud hosting company!