With a wealth of experience delivering Cloud Based systems we can help your business exploit Cloud technologies to your advantage. With decades of experience within mobile & web software development we have a team ready to help with your next Cloud project.
We've delivered dozens of systems using Cloud storage, Cloud servers and Cloud databases. For a free informal chat contact us today.
The term cloud computing refers to a host of technologies deployed over the internet which rely upon scalable resources. What does this actually mean? In the past companies would need to purchase excessive resources such as bandwidth and servers 'just in case' users required these resources at the same time. In simplistic terms, businesses had more resources than they actually needed to handle unexpected spikes in activity.
A company would perhaps have 2 servers and a backup server all in the office or at a data center and would pay accordingly. With the Cloud, resources are scaled up or down on demand and so costs are scaled accordingly and having resources available 'just in case' is no longer necessary.
Sapere Software have been developing and promoting the use of secure cloud based solutions since our inception in 2009. The benefits of driving a businesses software application from the Cloud is that costs are reduced, backups of important data are 'baked in' and spikes in activity are handled sensibly. Fundamentally a business pays for what it needs and no more...
Applications which use the Cloud that people are familiar with include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. With the popularity of the Cloud increasing year on year the list is becoming ever greater as the benefits of adopting this sort of software approach are realised.
From an employee perspective, being able to access the businesses bespoke CRM database system securely from anywhere in the UK or World has become paramount to maintain advantages over competitors. From the businesses perspective being able to power the systems at a manageable cost and to ensure they function reliably is paramount to the day to day running of the business.
The separation of concerns that the Cloud offers with the Cloud database layer, Cloud file storage and Cloud servers help with the redundancy of any hosted applications and help with the scalability of the businesses resources.
A question we're repeatedly asked most when we propose a cloud software solution is "If my data isn't in the office then it must be less secure?". Not being able to see the physical server the application and data is contained upon often causes concerns over data security, but these fears are unfounded.
All of our applications are protected using SSL encryption - this is used on all systems that transfer sensitive data over the web. This is the same technology used in internet banking to ensure that the information in a web browser cannot be intercepted or altered when transmitted. Additionally, all data within the Cloud application is passed over a fully secure internal network within the data center and as such doesn't traverse the public Internet, as do many none Cloud based applications.
We only use RackSpace data-centres, whilst expensive they are one of the best, if not the best, provider of Cloud solutions globally. The Rackspace Cloud offering is built with the highest levels of security and redundancy in place and backups can be taken as and when and stored off-line should you need to.
In the event of a force majeure cloud servers can be "spun" up in a matter of minutes meaning any potential downtime is limited and as backups are taken constantly no data will be lost.
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It's an ongoing issue for companies to match resources to requirements. In the past companies inevitably bought more hardware than they needed to ensure that in peak times they could cope with demand. No business wanted their IT infrastructure to fail because of high usage.
By using Cloud technology its possible to have the resources scale to match the requirements and only pay for what you use. Its a much more sensible model and use of money.
Cloud technology has redundancy built into it. For example by using cloud storage your files are immediately backed up in multiple locations. By using Cloud databases your databases are backed up automatically. This removes the need for complicated backup strategies or software.
At Sapere we made an active decision to use Cloud technology for most projects years ago. It offers so many advantages over the traditional server based model that its an immediate advantage to our customers and the lower costs mean that clients can concentrate on building better projects for their businesses.