We recently discussed the differences between public and private cloud environments, followed by a quick comparison of two of our cloud solutions, CloudOffice and Cloud Desktop. Here, we will delve further into these two solutions, explaining exactly how they differ.
CloudOffice is RapidScale’s public cloud offering – otherwise known as a multi-tenant environment, due to the fact that the resources are shared by numerous organizations. We like to call it our “all-in-one” solution because it provides Desktop as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service and Hosted Microsoft Exchange. CloudOffice also has the ability to move existing business applications into the cloud, creating a more efficient way to utilize these programs. While any-sized business could use the solution, it’s ideal for small and medium businesses that require high performance, scalability and availability – specifically production-based organizations.
Of course, with an all-in-one solution comes multiple business benefits. Organizations can save a large sum of money with CloudOffice because they will be switching from a capital expenditure model to an operational expenditure one. This means businesses can avoid purchasing costly equipment and spending on processing, storage, networking and security. Instead, users receive these resources on-demand, when they need them, paying a predictable, monthly price per user. The resources are highly scalable and can be deployed quickly, so as business needs change, the service can adjust accordingly with minimal impact on operations. Despite this scalability, CloudOffice is not customizable for organizations.
Businesses receive secure storage at a logical level and can meet basic compliance standards with CloudOffice. We guarantee 100% uptime and 24x7x365 “We Care” service from our team. CloudOffice is truly an all-in-one solution, providing the computing resources and services needed for a business to operate successfully in the cloud.
CloudDesktop, on the other hand, can be used as either a private or public cloud. A private environment differs because the resources are dedicated solely to one organization – hence the word “private.” Deciding on the cloud model is the first step with CloudDesktop. The private environment more easily fits industry requirements and complex or unique hardware and applications, while the public environment offers greater scalability and collocated resources. CloudDesktop is RapidScale’s Desktop as a Service solution, which we like to call the “next generation computer.” Again, the solution can be beneficial for any-sized organization, allowing those with hundreds of users to still experience efficiency. More specifically, CloudDesktop is perfect for organizations that have strict compliance and security requirements, as well as specialized or complex hardware and software requirements. This includes healthcare or government organizations.
RapidScale’s Desktop as a Service solution is customizable, allowing the customer to control their environment and receive exactly what they want. It provides amazing freedom and flexibility by offering businesses a cloud-based virtual desktop environment that is available over the Internet on any device, in any location. This is the basis of CloudDesktop. Users can access their data and applications whenever they need to, even using a smartphone or tablet. This capability extends the life of your existing computers by moving the processing into the cloud, ultimately saving you money. Similar to CloudOffice, businesses experience a pay-as-you-go model, with prices based on business needs.
And even with this freedom, CloudDesktop can be secure and compliant. We provide the highest levels of security including virtual or physical dedicated firewalls and intrusion detection. We guarantee 100% uptime and around-the-clock support from our reliable team. You can have sole control over your solution, or we can help you manage it. Whatever your needs are, CloudDesktop can help.
To decide between RapidScale’s CloudOffice and CloudDesktop offerings, it’s important to consider the exact attributes and needs of your organization. One may be more beneficial than the other. If you need help making the decision, our friendly team would love to lend a hand!
Choosing Between RapidScale’s Public and Private Offerings
- Dedicated or High Performance
- Small and Medium Businesses, 10-250 Users with Multiple Locations
- 100- Unlimited users with Multiple Locations
- Deploy On-demand
- Avoid Purchasing Costly Servers
- Processing, Storage, Networking, and Security
- Automated Resource Balancing
- Custom Management Portal
- Secure, Dedicated and Compliant Environment
- Managed Utilization and Performance
- Servers can be Partitioned into Self-Contained Virtual Machines with their own OS and Applications
- Knowledge Based Worker Applications that Require High Performance, Scalability, and Availability
- Production Environments
- Quality Assurance
- Heavy Compliance Requirements
- Environments Needing the Highest Possible Security
- Specialized Hardware, OS, or Software Licensing Requirements
- Compound Complex IT Environments
- Robust SLA
- Individual Note Uptime Reliability
- Supports Multiple OS
- Fully Dedicated
- Highly Secure
- High Availability
- Secure Storage at the Logical Level
- Resource Pool
- Bursting Ability
- Enterprise-Class Security
- Virtual Firewall with Dedicated VLANs
- Intrusion Detection
- Highest Security Levels
- Virtual or Physical Dedicated Firewall
- Intrusion Detection
- Perfect for Compliance-Heavy Industries
- Standard Windows Server 2008 R2, with Several Options: 2012 R2 and Linux
- Customized and Controlled by Customer