Cloud Computing and IT Infrastructure Service

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is an on-demand service that has obtained mass appeal in corporate data centers. The cloud enables the data center to operate like the Internet and computing resources to be accessed and shared as virtual resources in a secure and scalable manner.

The Cloud offers three primary services, which can be matched as per your unique requirements in Cloud Computing:

1- SaaS: Software as a service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet.

2- PaaS: Platform as a service (PaaS) is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud, with resources that enable you to deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications.

3- IaaS: Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an instant computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed over the Internet.

Why cloud computing beneficial for small business?

Always-on availability – Most cloud providers are extremely reliable in providing their services, with many maintaining 99.99% uptime.

Improved mobility – Data and applications are available to employees no matter where they are in the world.

Cloud computing is more cost effective – Because companies don’t have to purchase equipment and build out and operate a data center, they don’t have to spend significant money on hardware, facilities, utilities and other aspects of operations.

Expenses can be quickly reduced – During times of recession or business cut-backs (like the energy industry is currently experiencing), cloud computing offers a flexible cost structure, thereby limiting exposure.

Less environmental impact – With fewer data centers worldwide and more efficient operations, we are collectively having less of an impact on the environment. Companies who use shared resources improve their ‘green’ credentials.

What is IT infrastructure?

The term IT infrastructure is defined in ITIL v3 as a combined set of hardware, software, networks, facilities, etc. (including all of the information technology related equipment), used to develop, test, deliver, monitor, control or support IT services. Associated people, processes, and documentation are not part of IT Infrastructure.

What makes IT management so important and popular these days are its large numbers of advantages. These services optimize your IT infrastructure in order to meet all your business needs.

This IT infrastructure build service pertains to application-centricity, seller’s neutral approach and enterprise architecture methodologies in order to create and build a business aligned, strong and optimized IT environment for the businesses.

Few Companies offer such computing services, hence named as “Cloud Computing Providers/ Companies”. They charge its users for utilizing such services and the charges are based on their usage of services. Here are some companies name

– Amazon Web Service

– Microsoft Azure

– Google Cloud Platform

– Adobe

– VMware

– IBM Cloud


Why Law Firms Are Making the Switch to “The Cloud”

Today’s Currency Needs a Bank.

Remember the first time you progressed from a piggy bank to a bank account? This moment usually marked the beginning of the future, the potential of careers and wealth. Why do we automatically put our hard-earned money into a facility with security cameras, guards, bank tellers, and a huge shiny vault, instead of keeping money under the mattress at home where it seemed secure enough? We do so because we know it’s secure and accessible from almost anywhere. Keeping money in a bank is common sense, and the same common sense can be applied to data and information, today’s currency.

Where is most data stored? Most Law Firms insist on keeping hard copies in space consuming filing cabinets, or files on computers or servers that require high license costs and constant maintenance.

What if you start to think of this “data” as all your hard-earned savings that contribute to your wealth. Is it really safe in your local data center in your own office? How convenient is this data if you need to jump through hoops to access the data remotely?

Today’s technology is at the point where all of your data can be accessed in a secure system anywhere, and at your convenience without the high costs of a traditional server infrastructure.

How is this possible? Two words: The Cloud, which simply means “applications on the internet.”

What does this means for the legal industry? It means that all of your firm’s practice management, billing, communications, data protection, and more can all be moved into the “virtual bank” called The Cloud. The benefit of doing this means no more expensive servers with high maintenance costs, no more software licenses or access limitations. But the best part is, YOU KNOW THAT ALL OF YOUR DATA WILL BE SECURE, and that part is PRICELESS.

You may be hesitant to switch to the Cloud because you’ve used the same method for so long, you don’t want to have to learn something all over again. The thing is that because the Cloud is a new technology, it was designed to be %100 user friendly. The whole point of new applications is to make things easier on YOU. There are even specialty companies out there that help companies make the transition to the Cloud.

Banks are there to provide you with security, ease, convenience and quick access to all of your money. The Cloud can do the exact same thing with all of your data.