“The significant challenges we face today cannot be resolved by the same level of thinking that created them” Albert Einstein, Physicist & Mathematician
The IT Resources You Require. When Required. On Demand.
AIS’ cloud-based managed hosting services allow you to focus on your core business while we manage the technology, data centers, hardware, and network for improved IT & business performance.
Whether running applications that share messages or photos to millions of mobile users or you are supporting mission-critical business operations, the “cloud” provides rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources. With cloud computing, you don’t need to make large upfront investments in hardware and spend a lot of time on the heavy lifting of managing that hardware. Instead, you can provision exactly the right type and size of computing resources you need to power your latest venture or operate your IT department. You can access as many resources as you need, almost instantly, and only pay for what you use.
How Does It Work?
Cloud Computing provides a simple way to access servers, storage, databases and a broad set of application services over the Internet. Cloud Computing service providers own and maintain the network-connected hardware required for these application services, while you provision and use what you need via a web application.
Types Of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing has three main types that are commonly referred to as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS), although the lines between types is narrowing. AIS services cover all these options.
Managed hosting is an IT provisioning model in which a service provider leases dedicated servers and associated IT to its client. The equipment is typically at the hosting provider’s facility and managed there by a service provider, such as AIS.
Managed hosting differs from dedicated hosting in that the service provider administers the hardware, operating systems and system software. The client interacts with the leased system through a Web-based interface.
For your requirements, AIS will be responsible for setting up and configuring hardware, installing and configuring software, technical support, patch management, system maintenance, monitoring and updates. Other services that may be available either as part of the hosting package or as an add-on include back-ups, load balancing, & Disaster Recovery, as well as security processes including vulnerability scans, intrusion detection and DDoS (distributed denial of service) prevention and mitigation.
Typical AIS Service Solutions
- Website Presence
- Disaster Recovery
- Application & ERP/ SAP Hosting
- Email hosting
The Benefits of Cloud Computing
A typical cloud hosting offering can deliver the following features and benefits:
Change Capital Expenditure for Variable Expense: No need for a heavy investment in data centers and servers before you know how you’re going to use them. Only pay when you consume computing resources, and only pay for how much you consume.
Resolve Capacity Uncertainties: Inaccurate estimates of in-house resources mean you either end up sitting on expensive idle resources or dealing with limited capacity. With Cloud Computing, these problems disappear. Access as many or few resources as you need, and scale up and down as required, on-demand.
Reliability: Rather than being hosted on one single instance of a physical server the website is hosted on a virtual partition which draws its resources, such as disk space, from an extensive network of underlying physical servers. If one server goes offline, it dilutes the level of resource available to the cloud a little, but will have no effect on the availability of the website whose virtual server will continue to pull resource from the remaining network of servers. Some cloud platforms could even survive an entire data centre going offline as the pooled cloud resource is drawn from multiple data centres in different locations to spread the risk.
Physical Security: The underlying physical servers are still housed within data centers and so benefit from the security measures that those facilities implement to prevent people accessing or disrupting them on-site. Also, Single-tenancy provides higher levels of security to help comply with regulatory compliance e.g. PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX and FISMA guidelines.
More Effective Use of Internal IT Resources: Skilled IT employees can be costly. Put this resource to the best possible use by using a Managed Hosting service. The provider takes care of the day-to-day running and maintenance of the servers and infrastructure, while in-house IT staff can focus on other, more important tasks.
Benefit from Massive Economies of Scale: Achieve a lower operational cost since usage from hundreds of thousands of customers are aggregated in the cloud. Higher economies of scale translate into lower pay-as-you-go prices.
Data Centre Maintenance & Running Cost Reductions: Focus on projects that differentiate your business, not the infrastructure. Cloud computing lets you focus on your own customers, rather than on the heavy lifting of racking, stacking and powering servers & IT.
Improved Performance, Scalability & Flexibility
- Resource is available in real time on demand and not limited to the physical constraints/capacity of one server. If a client’s site demands extra resource from its hosting platform due to a spike in visitor traffic or the implementation of new functionality, the resource is accessed seamlessly.
- Load balancing is software based and is therefore instantly scalable to respond to changing demands.
- Leverage the raw performance of dedicated servers, storage, and networking & customize your solution for high performance and I/O intensive applications.
- Easily deploy your application in multiple regions around the world with just a few clicks. A lower latency and better experience for your customers is both simple & cost-effective.
- All this results in a dramatic increase in agility with bottom-line benefits to the organization
It may be tempting to maintain your IT infrastructure in-house, but it might place your mission-critical data at risk, strain limited resources & increase overall IT costs. AIS’ managed hosting service offers a broad set of local or global compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services to help organizations become more agile, operate faster, scale applications efficiently & lower IT costs.
We provide the control, performance security & support required to ensure your systems are always running at optimal performance.
When you’re ready to start building your managed cloud environment, our team of experts will work with you to understand your business goals, technical requirements and operational processes. From here, we can work with you to design a custom infrastructure and have it up and running in 1-2 days.
AIS’ managed infrastructure-on-demand services with automatic scaling & comprehensive support delivers on the key benefits of cloud computing, providing the best in managed cloud services.
Local Or Global Solution
Whether you need data or your business hosted locally due to local country regulations or you want our hosted management service on an international network covering one or multiple locations, AIS will work with you to identify your specific requirements & then implement a cost-effective solution.
A major benefit of managed hosting is that if there ever is an issue there is always qualified support on hand. Support is available via help-desk, email & telephone &, for your peace of mind, AIS offers leading SLAs, uptime guarantees, system performance minimums, where appropriate, & always available support.
We deliver better performance and lower costs than on-premises IT.
Allowing AIS to host & manage your IT infrastructure involves no capital expenditures and significant savings in operating expenses, quickly providing bottom-line benefits. This is in addition to more intangible benefits associated with greater security of customer/business data, improved customer service & greater business agility & focus.
If you are looking at reducing your IT costs by outsourcing some or all management of your IT operations why not contact us now for an obligation free discussion on how we can assist you achieve your operational & business objectives.