You’ve probably been hearing about cloud computing. Everybody’s talking about it these days. But when you get beyond the hype, most cloud solutions seem to offer little more than an alternate place to store your data or the same solutions re-branded with the word ‘Cloud‘. At Calm Response, we can show you how it can be much more.
Every 15 years or so, we seem to experience a major transformation in the way data is shared and stored. In the ‘70s and ’80s, we had mainframe computing. In the ‘90s, mainframes gave way to the client-server model. In the 2000s, the Internet went into mainstream use. Another paradigm shift is under way today with the advancement of cloud computing; and Calm Response is at the forefront of this latest technological revolution.
Core attributes of Cloud Computing
- Metered by Use,
- Self Service
At Calm Response,The Cloud means more than Software
When most people think about The Cloud, they think ‘Software’, but it is actually more, as the definition below shows, it is the delivery of Applications as a Service and these can encompass Business Processors such as:
- Human Resources (HR Locker),
- Accounting (Freshbooks),
- Business Information (Indicee)
- Electronic Signature Solution (Echosign)
Most companies realize that in order to success in today’s economy they need to resolve some of the following pain points and challenges.
- Are you effectively able to provide communication and collaboration services to all employees?
- Are there new applications in the development pipeline that are being dropped due to resource constraints or for fears that you can’t get it to market quickly enough?
- Are you concerned about how much the IT department spends on maintenance?
- How does your IT help protect and manage critical information?
- How effective is your disaster-recovery solution for your messaging infrastructure?
- What kind of strategic initiatives is your IT department working on to help make your company more competitive?
Calm Response helps clients quickly resolve these issues with cloud solutions. As a result, clients are able to focus the money and energy they saved on issues that were more aligned to the growth of their business.
Calm Response aim to deliver IT as service across multiple environments with shared components, allowing you to increase the productivity, security, reliability, agility, and control of your IT environment—while reducing your costs. And with systems you can trust
For further information on these applications and more, please explore our site and contact us.
Calm Response provides one of the most comprehensive approach to cloud computing in the market today, helping businesses to benefit from software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud offerings in ways that best suit their unique needs. And it’s with our trusted partners, such as Microsoft, IBM, & Dell, that we have the expertise and knowledge to help you, the end user, take full advantage of the cloud.
The Cloud gives your company the flexibility and control to consume IT as a service in the way you want, while leveraging the best-in-class solutions you already know and trust.
What constitutes Cloud Computing?
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[box type="info"] Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a model for delivering complete development platforms as a cloud service. PaaS offerings facilitate development, testing, deployment and on-going maintenance of applications without the cost of buying the underlying infrastructure and software environments. Examples include: Microsoft Azure Platform, Google App Engine, VMforce.com[/box]
[box type="info"] Software as a Service (SaaS) is a model where an application is delivered over the Internet and customers pay on a per-use basis. It is the most common form of cloud computing delivered today. Examples include: Business Productivity Online Suite (now Office 365), Salesforce.com, Hosted Exchange, LotusLive [/box]