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In its simplest form Cloud computing encompasses any subscription-based or pay-per-use service that, in real time over the Internet, extends your business IT’s existing capabilities.  Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. These services are broadly divided into three categories: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

Cloud services are sold on a demand basis, typically by the minute or the hour; it is elastic i.e. a user can have as much or as little of a service as they want at any given time; and the service is fully managed by the provider (the consumer needs nothing but a personal computer and Internet access.

Simtec Managed Services (SMS) acts as an extension of your IT department, taking care of routine IT infrastructure monitoring and management around the clock—freeing up your IT staff to focus on higher-value projects. By proactively monitoring and maintaining your systems, SMS can help you avoid many technology problems in the first place. Should an issue occur; SMS can troubleshoot and resolve it more efficiently.

A cloud can be private or public. A public cloud sells services to anyone on the Internet. A private cloud is a proprietary network or a data centre that supplies hosted services to a limited number of people.

IaaS provides virtual server instances to start, stop, access and configure virtual servers and storage. Cloud IaaS allows a company to pay for only as much capacity as is needed, and bring more online when required.

PaaS is defined as a set of software and product development tools hosted on the provider’s infrastructure. Developers create applications on the provider’s platform over the Internet.

With SaaS, the service provider supplies the hardware infrastructure, the software product and interacts with the user through a front-end portal.

All business needs technology to operate efficiently and to compete effectively. With award-winning technology, a competitive pricing strategy and a strong focus on the unique requirements of our clients Simtec IT is the best IT service provider for your business.