There are an overwhelming number of cloud services these days. Determining which is most applicable to your business can be a daunting task.
P1 Technologies can provide a deeper understanding and educate our clients on the differences between varying cloud services. In addition, we assist in the development of public and private cloud solutions, plan initiatives, design solutions and lead implementation activities.
“A style of computing in which scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are delivered as a service to external customers using internet technologies.” – Gartner, Inc.
Each cloud service model (Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS), Platform as a Service (PAAS) and Software as a Service (SAAS)) has a variety of delivery mechanisms including private, public, hybrid and community cloud applications. This is where P1’s expertise comes into play. Determining which cloud service model and delivery mechanism is most appropriate is half the battle. Each combination has it’s own advantages, disadvantages and deployment challenges. P1 will help your organization choose the combination that best aligns with your business needs and goals.
Why Cloud? One Word: Agility
The driving force behind all the “cloud” buzz is agility, or the ability of an organization to respond quickly to business needs. P1 recognizes the importance of agility and has set the following service characteristics to ensure consistent implementation.
- “On-demand” availability of service with little no interaction with service providers.
- An abstraction of the “what” from the “how.” The service being provided is abstracted from the method in which it is executed. In other words, end users will always receive a consistent experience regardless of how the service is provided.
- The service scales performance and capacity up and down according to the demands of the customer.
- Costs are transparent with the consumer being charged per service usage.