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You have probably read substantially about Cloud Computing through a multitude of media. The disappointing aspect of Cloud Computing is that the Industry has turned what is a fairly basic concept into a complex mix of acronyms and confusing jargon. Put simply, the Cloud is an alternative method of consuming your Computing requirements. Instead of buying, building and managing IT systems yourself, you basically rent the resources. IT Infrastructure will no longer sit on your Balance Sheet and be amortised over a number of years. Your Capital spend will now become an expense written off within the financial year you incur the expense.

5 Key reasons why a company should look at Cloud Computing

1. Reducing TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)
Industry analysts say that you can save on average 30% on investing in Cloud Computing. The mean saving may be 30%, but it is different for every organisation. Some companies can save 50% or more on their current spending on IT. Other companies may find the Cloud as much as 20% more expensive than their current IT spend. In these cases it is usually that they are upgrading to a far superior solution to the one they currently have invested in. The key when looking at the Cloud is in completely understanding the total costs of your current IT spend. In many cases the total costs are not allocated to the IT budget. Items such as power, space and administration can often be allocated to a central budget. At Digital Planet we will work with the client to understand the savings of moving to a Cloud solution. This is a key offering in our solution.
2. Reducing the Cash Flow impact of Capital Investment
In any economy, company cash reserves should be directed at investments that will generate further growth for the company. In the current economic climate, cash reserves are scarce and making substantial investments in depreciating assets can be difficult. The Cloud will allow you to protect scarce reserves by diverting the spend over a 3 to 5 year period and hopefully deliver a positive IRR.
3. Flexibility regarding Computing Resources required
In any economy, company cash reserves should be directed at investments that will generate further growth for the company. In the current economic climate, cash reserves are scarce and making substantial investments in depreciating assets can be difficult. The Cloud will allow you to protect scarce reserves by diverting the spend over a 3 to 5 year period and hopefully deliver a positive IRR.
4. Scalability of IT Environment
As your IT requirements move up and down over a period of time, your Cloud costs can move in unison. And if you are heading into a large expansion, a Cloud solution can be geared up within a matter of minutes to meet those requirements. Again, if you are looking to downscale operations, the Cloud can be downscaled as appropriate.
5. Resilience of the Cloud
Cloud environments should deliver 99.99% uptime. Resilience is key where system uptime is critical to your organization. Examples of this type of company would be where your trade is done on-line via your website or where your website is critical to the day to day operation of your business. Some companies don't need that level of uptime and if yours is one of these, then the Cloud can be an expensive solution for limited return.

How Our Solutions Service Your Business Needs

CloudStoreManaged

Cloudstore Managed



Digital Planet's Managed Cloud Solution combines the benefits of Multi-tenancy production environments with enterprise scale managed services across the entire solution suite. We deliver the full suite of IT systems required to run your applications and databases. The benefit of a fully managed solution is that our responsibility only starts by delivering the systems.

We will also take responsibility for managing your operating systems and monitoring and alerting on your applications. Our 24x7 team of engineers will monitor the entire environment and work with you to resolve all issues, regardless of whether they relate to the Cloud Infrastructure.

The Client has full access to the Digital Planet Network Operations Centre for support when required. “Outsource the Services, not just the Servers” Important : Via our Self-Service Portals, you still retain full management of your environment with freedom to deploy your IT requirements at will.

CloudStorePublic

Cloudstore Public



Digital Planet's Public Cloud Solution offers the benefits of Multi-tenancy production environments at a lower cost to that of the Managed Cloud but does not deliver the same level of services.

The infrastructure is fully managed by Digital Planet on a 24x7 basis but the Operating Systems and Applications are managed and monitored by the client and access to the Digital Planet Network Operations Centre is not provided with this solution.

It is suitable where the client only wishes to outsource their hardware requirements and does not wish to outsource any associated services.

CloudStorePrivate

Cloudstore Private



Digital Planet's Private Cloud Solution provides clients with dedicated IT infrastructure in the Cloud. This is a preference for customers who have a large environment and can make use of physical infrastructure due to the number of VM’s they require.

Also, some applications are not suitable for virtualization and require dedicated hardware. Another benefit is that it may overcome perceived security concerns that a client may have.

These concerns are disseminating regarding the Cloud but some customers still prefer the perceived security of a dedicated environment. Again, the solution is fully Managed to Operating System level and fully monitored and alerted to the Application layer 24x7.

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Disaster Recovery



Disaster Recovery solutions have proven to be a costly investment in the past with the requirement to fully replicate your current IT environment in a second location, usually a Datacentre. With the advent of the Cloud, these solutions can now be delivered at a fraction of the cost with required IT Infrastructure being made available only as required.

Servers can be provided as standby and charged at a fraction of the cost of full production DR servers. A DR solution can be combined with an On Line Back Up solution to deliver both data protection and business continuity in the event of a DR incident.

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Online Backup



On Line Back Up is and has been taking over from the traditional model of using Tape Libraries on site and changing tapes every night. This model is cumbersome and can be inefficient and unreliable.

We have all heard the stories where companies thought they were fully backed up until they required a data restore only to realize that nothing had been backed up for the previous 6 months as the solution stopped working without anyone realising.

On Line Back-Up is seamless and the routine is run out of hours and checked on a daily basis by our engineering team to ensure that the Back Ups were successful. The service also includes data restores as the client requests and is the safest way of ensuring your data is protected.

Desktop as a Service

Desktop as a Service



Digital Planet’s Desktop as a Service offers you an easy alternative to the traditional corporate desktop environment. Digital Planet’s Desktop as a Service makes it easy for businesses to move their entire IT estate to the Cloud.

With state of the art security and unbeatable performance, Digital Planet’s Desktop as a Service can reduce your operational costs while improving your user experience and level of end user security.