Firstly, “The Cloud” simply refers to the Internet. In network diagrams the Internet would typically be represented by an image of a Cloud. It’s as simple as that.
For Cloud Computing there are 2 common designs. The first being “Software as a Service” or “SaaS” for short. A typical example of SaaS would be Microsoft Office 365, where your emails are directed to a server that Microsoft hosts. You then retrieve your emails direct from the Microsoft data centre. Microsoft then hold responsibility for your mail server infrastructure and provisioning. This lowers the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of your IT Infrastructure.
The other main end user platform is “Infrastructure as a Service” or “Iaas”. This platform would typically provide you with a full virtual server or servers which are hosted in “The Cloud”. You then install and configure your business applications on that server and provision the applications to the end users.
Here at Logic, we can supply, configure and maintain both of these platforms for you. With our extensive experience in Virtualisation and Hosting, and, our partnerships with the top suppliers, we can guide you through the whole process from start to finish to ensure your Cloud experience fits perfectly with your Business requirements.