Why Should You Move to The Cloud?
The cloud is a highly efficient and flexible model, enabling you to instantaneously create, delete, scale up and scale down next to limitless Virtual Machines (VMs) on a public shared and secure cloud – only paying for what you use, or to deploy the same technology in a private cloud, enabling continual redeployment and optimization of your dedicated cloud resources on an as-needed, real-time basis. The cloud replaces physical servers as a much faster to provision and scale-up (minutes vs. hours or days) and administer VMs, and adds the benefit of built-in high-availability and redundancy (unlike VPS and standard non-cloud VMs, which do not have any redundancy or high-availability features). Through ease of access to remote computing, increased security, bandwidth, scalability, and reliability of today’s mature Internet, enterprises are enabled to dynamically provision and scale virtualized resources.
Let us provide you with on-demand public cloud resources or build your custom dedicated private cloud to simply, safely, and securely provide numerous cloud options that meet your enterprise’s present IT challenges and long-term needs. Our hosted cloud solutions dramatically improve the efficiency and availability of IT resources, applications, and data in your enterprise, leveraging the flexibility, scalability, elasticity, and cost-savings of the cloud.
Most importantly, our worldwide-exclusive next-generation cloud uses highly efficient distributed storage technology (vs. favored by others obsolete centralized storage servers / SAN technology, which is a single point of potential failure and congestion) coupled with 40 Gb/s – 4 times faster and many fold lower latency than 10 Gigabit Ethernet – InfiniBand technology. The highly efficient and redundant (no single point of failure, easy near limitless growth, and providing many fold superior I/O performance to centralized storage), and not to mention cost effective, worldwide-exclusive cloud technology delivers you tomorrow’s technology today, thus giving you an instant performance, flexibility and cost advantage over the competition.
OpEx vs. CapEx
The debate between operating expense (a.k.a. OpEx, the cloud’s approach) and capital expense (a.k.a. CapEx, the on premise approach) is waged almost daily in enterprises across the country. Although there are trade-offs no matter what an enterprise chooses, it’s clear that OpEx – the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service, such as cloud) approach – is increasingly favored.
In the age old rent-vs-buy debate, the cloud is making renting very compelling, especially as managed cloud environments provide tools that provide automated spin-up/spin-down to avoid excessive consumption of resources (and thus cut costs further).
Every business these days is under pressure to do less with more and in such circumstance there is pressure to maximize the return on investment throughout the entire operation. Naturally, IT departments are not immune from this approach and they have been looking to find ways to improve the bottom line.
The simple facts are that all companies will benefit from some form of cloud computing. That’s not to say that all enterprises should move their entire infrastructure to the cloud. In that scenario, our best practices dictate a hybrid approach where public cloud, private cloud, and traditional dedicated and/or colocation environments, and possibly even legacy premise installations, mix together to provide an efficient mix of systems, thus adhering to all the regulatory and security requirements.
Benefits of a HopOne Cloud Solution
- Save on Infrastructure
Rather than buying new servers, operating systems, and applications to provide IT services in-house, you simply pay a monthly fee to HopOne. Considering that the cost of one server with an OS and applications can be a couple thousand to tens of thousands of dollars, this can be a sizable benefit – especially if you want to test the new service before fully implementing it.
- Achieve Unprecedented Control, Agility, and Efficiency
Combine dedicated physical servers and virtual compute resources in a hybrid infrastructure service tailored to your compliance requirements and business goals and objectives.
- Scale On-Demand, Respond Immediately
Deploy new technologies in minutes to meet spikes in demand. Run virtual applications on pooled resources to leverage leading-edge technologies without incurring a single new capital expense.
- Pay Only for What you Use
Eliminate wasteful over-subscribing just to handle intermittent workload surges by choosing the pay-per-use model, or pay a simple fixed fee to always come in under budget. If your needs are predictable, the latter can save vs. the pay-as-you-go model.
- Enjoy More Fault Tolerance
Safeguard your enterprise’s business continuity and disaster recovery; store critical images and workloads in secure and fully redundant cloud clusters, securely held within our state-of-the-art certified and audited data centers.