What is the Cloud?
The cloud is simply a way to describe delivering computing resources through networks, public or private. The savings in time, money and real estate space from not having to build the infrastructure is only the start. Lost or stolen laptops are more easily replaced without the risk of losing valuable data when the data never was on it to begin with. Even loss and location closure due to natural disasters can’t stop your business with a cloud infrastructure.
You may have heard many different explanations of the cloud before. Usually being described as whatever someone is trying to sell. In reality, the cloud is built from many technologies that work together to deliver resources without having to know the details of the implementation. The core technologies that bind it all together are virtualization, smart network devices, and network storage.
The benefits of cloud delivered computing resources include:
- Ease of deployment
- Anywhere access
- Scalability to grow with your business
- Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Synapses Technologies recommends a cloud based solution for all small and medium business unless there are compelling business reasons to have computing resources on-premise. Even then, we have hybrid cloud and private cloud solutions that will still provide great benefits.
Cloud Services Provided by Synapses Technologies
How many small business run their own web servers? Not many, likely. Instead, they find the cheapest web hosting company who gives them a single bare server. That still leaves the business owner with the task of learning web design and programming to create a site from scratch and learning how to administer a web server, manage SSL certificates, and constantly patching and updating it to keep the whole thing up and running. At best, the business ends up with a web site that is hard to manage and fragile.
Online Business Hosting
Synapses Technologies puts your money to where it does the most good, creating a well-designed site that works for your business. Our Online Business Hosting packages are powered by Adobe Business Catalyst to give your business an easily managed site with built in tools for marketing, customer relationship management, and can even run an online store.
Great design and lots of features don’t do any good if it all still ran on the same fragile infrastructure. Our Online Business Hosting solution is hosted in the Amazon Web Services cloud to provide top notch stability, reliability, and scalability.
Custom Web Applications
Let Synapses Technologies creative services and application development services build a tailored solution for your business. Your web application will be built on the Amazon Web Services infrastructure to provide high availablility and scalability.
Business lives and breathes through communication. Synapses Technologies gives your business integrated communications with professional email, voice, and instant messaging.
Professional Email with Exchange 2013
Synapses Technologies’ hosted Exchange 2013 lets your company communicate and collaborate more effectively than with any other email platform.
Instant Message with Lync 2013
Lync gives businesses secure instant messaging, presence and unified communications.
Cloud Voice provides an enterprise-grade VoIP phone system that’s delivered to small and medium-sized businesses via the cloud. It lowers your costs, helps employees communicate better, and ensures a worry-free phone experience that keeps you focused on business.
Microsoft Office 365 is a set of web-enabled tools that combine Microsoft Office productivity with the latest Microsoft communication and collaboration technology.
With SharePoint Foundation 2013, users can share documents, calendars, contacts, links, ideas and more, without wasting time exchanging inefficient emails.
Quickbooks Cloud Hosting
Run your QuickBooks Pro, Premier, or Enterprise in the cloud to get access from anywhere, including on mobile devices.
Support multiple devices and BYOD initiatives with cloud storage options. Synapses Technologies will help your business break dependence on on-premise file servers that hold your data hostage. We have storage appliances that integrate backup to cloud storage and can integrate with services that make files available on multiple devices such as Oxygen Cloud.
Whether building your infrastructure from the ground up or integrating with existing data-centers, Synapses Technologies will guide your business in taking advantage of the flexibility, scalability and cost advantages of the cloud. Let us help you build your next application or setup a test/dev environment so you can see for yourself the advantages for your business.
Amazon Web Services offers a complete set of infrastructure and application services that enable you to run virtually everything in the cloud: from enterprise applications and big data projects to social games and mobile apps.
A hybrid cloud solution provides benefits of both on-premise and cloud based computing. We have two different approaches depending on the size of an organization and particular needs.
Elastic Computing Hybrid Cloud
For larger organizations who already have invested in virtualization technology in their own data centers, Synapses Technologies will integrate your existing infrastructure with cloud resources. A primary benefit of this approach is elastic load management. As load increases, additional servers can be brought online in the cloud and automatically added as resources. Significant cost savings in capital expense can be achieved using this approach as on-premise computing resources are sized for normal loads instead of peak loads.
For organizations that already have multiple data centers, Synapses Technologies can engineer privately managed cloud solutions. We can engineer a solution for you using best in class virtualization, network, and storage technologies. Please call or email for consultation.