Cloud computing provides a flexible option for infrastructure; balancing cost, scalability, function and security.
Digital Pocket® provides comprehensive hosting solutions, and has partnerships with cloud service providers. Ask us how we leverage our expertise to evaluate your needs and deploy the most effective solution for your firm.
What types of cloud services are available?
Intended for companies with:
Limited IT resources
Immediate infrastructure needs
Limited concerns of security or regulatory requirements
No need for direct contact with engineers
Public clouds enable firms of all sizes to enjoy a rich set of resources. Until recently, these services were reserved only for firms looking to make significant investment in their infrastructure.
Cost: By achieving massive economies of scale, public cloud allows small firms to buy resources at massive savings over any other solution.
Reliability: Public clouds are very reliable, relative to the number of firms they provide services for. However, for an individual customer they are inherently less reliable than dedicated offerings. A common challenge for SMBs is to find the proper balance of risk versus cost.
Service: Public clouds service millions of people. Therefore when there is outage, customers are unlikely to get personalized service from their provider.
Public Cloud with Digital Pocket®: Our clients who choose to deploy public cloud offerings benefit from personalized service from our dedicated engineers. Using our proactive monitoring tools, we are capable of servicing outages before they affect the end user. Through our partnerships we can help evaluate, deploy and maintain your public cloud across your firm.
Intended for companies:
Growing in size, cost conscious
On-boarding dedicated infrastructure
Looking for added security at marginal cost
Searching for greater flexibility and mobility
Shared clouds combine the cost benefits of public clouds, with some of the privacy and security benefits of private clouds. A shared cloud is attractive to both young and mature businesses who are embracing technology to take their business to the next level.
Cost: Shared clouds provide an attractive bridge to SMBs who are unsure if they are not yet ready to incur setup costs of dedicated hardware for private clouds. Most companies rely on third parties to maintain their shared cloud infrastructure in order to avoid these costs. However, additional costs arise when attempting to move from a shared to private cloud.
Reliability: Shared clouds are inherently more reliable then public clouds, since the scope of their services is generally more focused. Businesses on a shared cloud can still expect outages, however infrequent. Shared clouds are generally a reliable solution for companies with minimal IT spend, but expect increased cloud usage over time.
Service: Shared clouds provide peace of mind since they normally have a dedicated service provider managing access. Therefore, downtime is minimized and personalized service is readily accessible. However, providers may pass along additional service & maintenance costs in some instances.
Shared Cloud with Digital Pocket®: We allow our clients to invest in scalable shared cloud infrastructure that is suitable for the scope of their business. Moving from Digital Pocket®’s Shared Cloud to a fully private cloud can take only a few hours, is inexpensive and very simple. Since Digital Pocket® is a fully integrated MSP, we can provide 24/7 support and service, and we never charge additionally for maintenance.
Private or Hybrid Clouds