February 6, 2023

What does it mean to "do cloud"?

Explaining Cloud Architecture, Infrastructure, Migration and more.

What does it mean to "do cloud"?

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Cloud. It's a term you've heard a thousand times before. We even say No One Does Cloud like CloudSmiths. But what is the cloud, and what does it mean to "do cloud"? In this post, we will briefly describe what the cloud is and how we can help you take full advantage of it.    

What is the Cloud?

Basically, "the cloud" is another word for the internet; more specifically, the remote servers you access over the internet and the databases and software that run on the servers. When someone says something is "stored in the cloud", they mean the file is stored on a remote server accessible over the internet.

What is Cloud Computing?

While "the cloud" is often used to refer to the internet, "cloud computing" refers to the delivery of computing services over the internet. Cloud computing is the delivery of  IT services such as computing power and data storage that can be provisioned quickly and remotely without the need for physical, on-premise infrastructure.

Why Cloud?

Modern cloud solutions offer several business advantages, including allowing multiple people to access the same data sets simultaneously and effortlessly. Since it's based on the internet, everyone in your business will have seamless access without much delay or interference. The cloud is fast, flexible and secure, and its streamlined operation helps promote productivity across all of your teams. 

What do we do?

At CloudSmiths, we offer a few services when it comes to the cloud. Whether it's Google Cloud, Salesforce, Microsoft Azure, or AWS, we can help in these four areas:

Cloud Architecture

Cloud computing offers modern businesses security, scalability, efficiency, increased collaboration and reduced costs. The problem is, with so many different cloud platforms and tools to choose from, it can take time to decide which combination of services will offer you the most benefits without incurring unnecessary costs.

Our Cloud Architecture service provides strategy, design, implementation and support expertise throughout the lifecycle of your project. This includes best-practice advice on system integration, engineering and technology operations, ensuring that you get the best return on your cloud investment.

Cloud Infrastructure

Implementing your new cloud solution can be a daunting task. However, with us, you can rest assured that your newly designed cloud architecture will be implemented without a problem. 

Our team of certified Cloud Architects and Engineers are fully versed in various cloud ecosystems and tools. They will ensure that any new Cloud Infrastructure you choose to implement is safe, secure and stable and provides your business with all the benefits you'd expect.

Cloud Migration 

With the right planning, tools and execution, migrating to the cloud can be accomplished in a timely manner with minimum frustration. We will handle the whole process from start to finish leaving your team to do what they do best. 

Our cloud-certified team of engineers will determine the best option for your environment (Lift and Shift, Improve and Move or Remove and Replace) and help plan and execute a cloud migration that is quick, safe and seamless. Ensuring that your day-to-day operations are unaffected and that all business operations continue without downtime, loss of service or disruption.

We offer Cloud Migration services from your on-prem environment and to and from all major cloud platforms, including Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.

DevOps and DevSecOps

Our DevOps and DevSecOps teams are some of our business's strongest teams. With our extensive collective experience and industry-leading methodologies, we are able to deliver solutions to many of the most complex deployment and infrastructure challenges around.

Our unmatched hands-on expertise has helped companies in a wide range of industries develop, test, stage and deploy their solutions with ease.

Final thoughts 

In this post, we hope to have demystified the cloud and why people use it. We also clarified what services we offer relating to the cloud. If you'd like to learn more about the cloud or how we can help you take advantage of the cloud (whether it's Azure, Salesforce, Google Cloud, or AWS), contact us today.  

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