"We work with many of the major brands in the brewing industry. To win these contracts we must demonstrate that we can run our business with minimal downtime, whatever the scenario. OGL’s cloud services provide our customers, and ourselves, that level of protection. If we did suffer a system error or disaster, we know our data is safe and we can get back up and running in a matter of hours."
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Internet-based computing with many business benefits
A cloud infrastructure essentially involves moving your business’s computing components, such as your hardware, software, data management, networking and technology, into the cloud.
In other words, your company’s IT infrastructure would no longer be located locally, at your premises, on large, expensive servers. Instead the infrastructure (and associated applications and services) is provided to you, on-demand by a cloud service provider (CSP) via the internet.
There are various delivery models for cloud services: public, private and hybrid.
The benefits are vast.
What can you expect to gain from a cloud infrastructure?
Cloud services can be quickly and easily up-scaled, or down-sized, depending on company requirements. The agility of a cloud infrastructure is a key reason to consider cloud for your company.
Better management of IT costs
This point boils down to capital expenditure vs. operational expenditure. Cloud services can be purchased on a fixed monthly cost basis, like a subscription, and eliminates the need to purchase expensive on-site servers. Simply pay as you go.
You’ll have no hefty requirements to maintain onsite equipment. Devices at your premises will need very little maintenance, everything else is taken care of by us.
Additional time to grow your business
OGL will worry about the maintenance, design, security, upgrade and availability of your cloud infrastructure, so you don’t have to. You receive guaranteed up-times of 99.9% so you can focus on your own company priorities.
Access to anything, all the time
If you have a good internet connection and an internet-enabled device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, PC) you can access your data, files and applications during your commute, from home, at a customer’s premises, at your favourite café, from abroad – the possibilities are endless.
Automatic updates and security
We handle all the necessary updates centrally and roll them out to you without any input from you. You also benefit from enterprise-grade security measures, again all managed by us.
Built-in data back-up
We’ll take copies of your data so if you should ever suffer data loss, corruption or disaster you can be sure that we can provide you with restored data easily. We’ll discuss your disaster recovery requirements with you and recommend the best back-up option for your needs.
Public, private and hybrid cloud options explained
Using our public cloud means your data would be stored at our state-of-the-art, maximum security data centre on hardware that is also tenanted by other companies. Your data is separated and protected from others’ data by the tightest of security measures. This is the standard model for providing cloud services in the UK and comes with the utmost of managed security in place.
This option appeals to many companies because it is cost effective and the responsibility of managing and maintaining the data centre rests solely with us, allowing you to concentrate on running your business. You also have no expensive hardware to purchase and maintain. It’s a pay-per-usage model and the only costs incurred are based on the capacity that is used.
A private cloud means the infrastructure is not located in a multi-tenanted environment, like the public cloud. Instead it is a cloud dedicated to a single organisation with most of the hardware within the cloud owned by you. Internal policies, compliance, strict regulation or personal preference can all point towards a private cloud being the better option, typically for large organisations.
The key point about a private cloud infrastructure is that all management, maintenance and updating is your responsibility. This gives you the benefits of the cloud, without giving up control of the maintenance. In simple terms, you would own the hardware and be renting space within our data centre in which to house your hardware. This of course brings upfront expense with it as you would need to invest in top grade hardware and be prepared to replace it over time. What you gain is increased security and control over your own cloud infrastructure.
Choosing a hybrid approach means you can have the best of both worlds. For instance, you could use a private cloud for most of your computing but in peak periods of activity when demand is increased you could move portions of your applications to a public cloud. Or you could use a public cloud for non-sensitive, public-facing operations and the private cloud for locating business-critical, sensitive data.
A highly flexible and highly agile solution.
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