Businesses have an expanded set of options for operating in the cloud with RapidScale. They can choose to manage their cloud infrastructure themselves or opt for a managed cloud and have a provider like us shoulder the burden of day-to-day management. These options allow clients to decide just how involved they want the provider to be.
Both solutions certainly have their advantages, and it truly depends on the business to determine which is the best fit. You have to determine how much your company needs to use the services and how much flexibility vs. support you will ultimately need from the provider. This requires a familiarity with your own needs and goals. Let’s look further at the differences between managed and unmanaged cloud services.
Cloud Solutions from RapidScale & KCCi offers vertical solutions for businesses of all sizes and all industries. With our flexible and customizable solutions, an organization can streamline processes, enhance employee productivity, and reduce overall IT expenditure.
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RapidScale’s managed cloud solutions provide the most reliable, innovative, and secure services, all complete with white-glove service and full management options. Your IT team can eliminate the hassle of day-to-day updates, patches, and user management. RapidScale’s managed cloud solutions can help move your business to the next level of IT productivity and profitability!
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It is obvious that we are in the center of a universal technology shift. With that being said, cloud computing, fueled by the move to 100% virtualized environments, represents an enormous platform change that is altering the current situation of IT, (Information Technology). As this continues to gain momentum, IT strategies must be defined, planned against, and implemented in the context of this new world order versus continuing IT paradigms.
By combining compute, licensing, upgrades, management, and more into a simple monthly charge, businesses can reduce their capital spend and get the latest technology automatically.
Desktop virtualization, or VDI, is a buzz word that has been floating around the IT community for quite a while now. A virtual solution is a cloud application that replaces physical resources with Web-based application interfaces. For example, VDI allows a user to log into their desktop (virtual, of course) via the Web browser or smart-device app and be able to access their files, documents, and whatever else is stored in their cloud-based desktop.
RapidScale works to identify and understand our clients’ management requirements and business operations. This allows our professionals to determine which best-practice approach is most beneficial and makes the most business sense. We manage your Desktop as a Service as much as you want or as little as you want with 24x7x365 support at your fingertips.
You can get your applications on any device, anywhere. Take your CloudDesktop with you on your tablet, smartphone, laptop, desktop, zero client, or almost any other device. You now have the opportunity to be more flexible and productive because you can stay connected with your company and data while having the freedom to be away from the office. When you have the freedom to work in a way that suits you, your productivity will greatly increase.
Desktop as a Service is changing the way people do business in the workplace. You’re no longer chained to your computer. Now you can focus on your core business and stay connected with a virtual company workspace that allows for complete collaboration, no matter where you are. RapidScale’s CloudDesktop is scalable and dynamic based on your application needs.
Your company’s security is a top priority of ours. Our enterprise-grade security team and software will protect your business from viruses, malware, and rogue employees at an infrastructure level. We provide 24x7x365 monitoring and support for your system so you can always be confident that your data is safe. Our strict data-protection policies ensure that your data is backed up and can be easily recovered when it is stored in our Tier 3 data centers.
CloudDesktop provides a full desktop solution by delivering applications specific to any business requirement. RapidScale has the ability to package complex applications with in-depth licensing procedures to allow a much wider variety of applications to be integrated into an environment. We offer enterprise or custom application packaging as an approach to customizing the virtual environment to meet customer expectations. Delivered in a Windows interface, CloudDesktop comes with the add-ons needed for a traditional Windows experience including Java, Flash, Silverlight, AV and AM protection, etc.
RapidScale’s CloudDesktop is scalable and dynamic based on your application and storage needs. By using a service that is hosted virtually, you have the freedom to scale up or down according to your constantly changing business specifications. Your organization is in control of your private desktop, and will be given permission to make changes to fit your needs. Our CloudPortal Services Manager allows IT teams to manage their end users’ CloudDesktops internally and control their platform.
RapidScale’s Global Cloud Platform is located in the following locations: Irvine, California; Dallas, Texas; Sterling, Virginia; Amsterdam, Netherlands & Hong Kong.
RapidScale has multiple security measures in place in each data center, and will continue to provide customers with service offerings to meet increased security and compliance requirements today and in the future.
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RapidScale owns cages in multiple data centers in global locations to continue delivering exceptional services and support to clients worldwide. These data centers also support disaster recovery and business continuity, protecting data and its availability during outages or other data center failures. We own and operate our cloud platform end-to-end while focusing on delivering quality services that offer an unsurpassed client experience.
Transform IT From a Cost Center to a Profit Center - Moving to the cloud tends to be a much more cost-effective option than managing an on-premises server room. With an on-site solution, you have to build from the ground up and handle maintenance, administration and management costs. Cloud computing, on the other hand, takes no time to get started, eliminates the bulk of the costs thanks to affordable subscription plans, frees up your staff to work on other projects, and offers rapid scalability.
RapidScale’s cloud platform is built on enterprise-grade technology featuring world-class suppliers including NetApp, Cisco, Citrix, VMware, Fortinet, KCCi and more. Businesses can expect consistent quality of infrastructure and security from all of RapidScale’s data center locations. With strategic platform partnerships in place, RapidScale continues to be on the forefront meeting client needs.
Traditionally, IT departments focused on purchasing hardware and software, overseeing implementation, maintenance and security, and simply ensuring everything worked. With the cloud, IT personnel can evolve into leaders and strategists instead.
IT must keep up with today’s ever-changing technology, deliver business value, focus on growth and the competitive landscape, identify problems and solutions, and choose new tools to implement. Cloud helps IT spend less and make more, ultimately transforming the department from a cost center to a profit center. Let’s take a look:
Businesses of all sizes, in all industries, inevitably end up facing the moment of needing to centralize or upgrade their technology. Traditionally, this led to major costs, including those of purchasing new hardware and software, installation, and maintenance. Today, however, the cloud has changed this costly process. The switch to the cloud not only saves the IT team time and stress, but also a lot of money. A provider like RapidScale takes on the responsibilities and costs of purchasing, installing, managing and maintaining the infrastructure powering a business’ cloud solution.
With cloud computing, it’s much easier to find ways to create revenue from an IT department. IT can put Big Data analytics to work, revamp processes to be more streamlined and find ways to offset costs of operations. IT focus can switch from maintenance to innovation.
By improving the way the IT department operates, businesses can in turn improve the overall operations of the organization. With successful cloud programs, the better organized and streamlined the IT department is, the more advantageous the company becomes to do business with.
With the cloud, IT can focus on opportunities to drive core competencies that may have a material impact on both cost reduction and profit increase. Mapping IT cost pains to profit enables quick prioritization and pruning of IT initiatives.
The role of IT is changing, but it’s not disappearing. It’s still valuable and demanding. Implementation of cloud computing allows IT to focus on strategy and higher value and takes the IT department from a cost center to a profit center.
It’s an understatement to say cloud computing is growing, and at this point everyone is aware of the acceleration of cloud. According to Gartner, more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to cloud overthe next five years. The cloud has generated a technology revolution for SMBs that offers up a range of capabilities that otherwise can only be afforded by enterprises. With this rapid growth, the value of cloud education is crucial and can only help you grow in the long run.
Let’s briefly go over the top four benefits of cloud computing and how it can be used to help businesses save time and money:
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