What is Cloud Powered IT Infrastructure?
Well in the UAE and the Middle East its an offering from BIOS called Go Cloud.
Go Cloud is a Premier B2B offering that can complement, or provide a genuine alternative to, IT Infrastructure of/for businesses in Dubai and the UAE.
Go Cloud really comes into focus when thinking about what IT always needs: a way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software.
Go Cloud is made up of the following elements:
Go Cloud Servers leverage the tremendous compute power of Cisco's Unified Computing System with VMware's market leading Virtual Server software to provision virtual servers (on demand and instantaneously) that can then be used to run applications. Hardware, Patch Management, Maintenance and Warranties are all managed.
Secure multi-tenanted unified storage allows clients to take advantage of efficient online storage without having to worry about Controllers, Disks, Warranties or Management. Go Cloud Storage can work with any heterogeneous storage replication or backup technology to provide offsite data storage for all types of data, including virtual machines. Once initial data synchronization is complete using removable storage, BIOS configures the clients backup/replication technology to ensure their data is stored in the desired manner on Go Cloud Storage.
Advantages of Go Cloud Services
Customers have options for multi-tenant or single-tenant infrastructure with best of breed security infrastructure to protect against the risk of attacks. Each customer has its own physical or virtual compute and local networking resources. In addition, each organization has its own private virtual or physical infrastructure to assure data remains secure and private. Every effort is made to give the greatest possible degree of confidence in security.
With Go Cloud services web-based self-service portal (based on best the best in class Cloud Director from VMware), infrastructure can be provisioned immediately. Accessing additional compute, storage, and networking has never been faster and easier. Gone are the times of long procurement processes. Choose what your business needs, when your business needs it, and get it when you need it.
- Removes CapEx and Reduces OpEx!
Without the high costs of procuring (capital expenditure) or maintaining hardware and networks (operational expenditure), organizations are able to invest wisely with limited budgeted resources. Go Cloud removes hefty hardware costs, freeing up IT resources to align with business needs. Go Cloud service allows businesses to leverage technology more efficiently while controlling costs that are transparent and predictable.
- Always be Prepared for the unexpected
Through the self-service web based portal, customers can scale and respond to the constant changes in business environments. IT departments can stay on top business needs and react on demand no matter where the business takes them. Go Cloud's self-service portal is well suited for growing and changing businesses by providing flexibility to support rapidly changing technology requirements.
- Transparent for Utilization and Costs
Management Tools allow companies to control "server sprawl" and identify savings. Through monitoring, usage and costs are transparent and predictable. Go Cloud service gives businesses the ability to automatically track data over time to highlight trends in usage and cost improving businesses planning process.
- Hassle free from Upgrades and Patching
Maintenance free software updates and patch application makes keeping your system up to date and effortless task. Go Cloud solutions use a repeatable step-by-step process to handle patching and upgrades. Risk mitigation is included in this process so changes are made in a controlled manner with the option for reversal. Configuration, patching, or upgrades can be handled seamlessly.
The Value of Go Cloud Services
In summary companies should consider Go (to the) Cloud solutions to have an IT Infrastructure that meets these objectives:
- is fully managed by the Go Cloud (greatly easing the work load of the IT department)
- can be subscribed to On demand (I need more capacity now)
- is very flexible in terms of consumption (you can use as much or as little of the service as you need at any given point in time)
- takes advantage of scales of economy (much cheaper than traditional IT)
- is more mobile (users can access them from anywhere)
- provides online storage and back-up which means data can't be lost or destroyed
- have predefined SLA and class of service which improves the delivery of service with no major CAPEX.
- is compliant by being based in the UAE
- is free from the risks associated from regional internet disconnect