It’s becoming crystal clear that the future of IT for both small to medium businesses and even large enterprises is the cloud, from comprehensive cloud infrastructure down to convenient cloud apps. New research points out 54% of businesses are using some form of the cloud, and that number will only grow. Within the new and upcoming world of cloud computing, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is available in the form of RapidScale’s premier product, CloudServer, which takes the bulk of IT maintenance out of a growing business’s overloaded hands into the care of an expert cloud technology provider.
So What Exactly is CloudServer?
In a nutshell, CloudServer is a service in which a company’s IT hub of computer servers is outsourced by RapidScale’s secure data centers and accompanying cloud engineering team. This service, similar to web-hosting but more elaborate, provides a number of remote servers that function separately and powerfully, yet are interconnected, allowing flexible, easy recovery of data and software functioning. The enterprise- level network of servers back each other up, a redundancy that smooths kinks in connection and data flow-if one server fails at any point, there’s another one to instantly take over.
RapidScale’s data centers are mirrored Tier 3, Class 1, meaning business owners can rest easy knowing their information is protected by top notch security features. These protections include encrypted Cisco routers and firewalls, and customized utilization of other leading enterprise technology companies, such as Citrix, HP, Microsoft, NetApp, and VMware.
Scalability Perks with a Virtual Server
There are overflowing benefits for a company making the transition to CloudServer, the most popularly valued of which is the cost-cutting option of scalability. Scalability means a business pays monthly for only what it needs and uses. It’s an adjustable way to pay for and take advantage of the right kind of services customized for each unique company, however big or small.
Instead of buying expensive, space-hogging server hardware, a business can reap the benefits of the exact amount of virtual server power they require without paying for any extra, unused cloud space.
Relief and Growth for Businesses
The bottom line is CloudServer ultimately helps increase the bottom line. In addition to reducing IT costs with scalability, having infrastructure hosted off-site relieves a company’s IT staff, along with everyone else. They can then focus on more important tasks besides tedious server maintenance. As Simon Withers, vice-president of SunGard, emphasizes in The Guardian, “The nature of the cloud means IT departments can shift their focus, taking IT from being an unavoidable cost centre to being an epicentre for value creation.”
Revamping your business with CloudServer, or any RapidScale cloud product, means taking it to the next level and enabling it to grow faster and higher into the future than ever before.