We offer an array of Cloud Computing services to Healthcare Providers, e.g., Hospitals, Clinics, Physicians, Nurses, etc
We provide consulting and contracting services to encompass:
- Public Cloud
- Private Cloud
- Hybrid Cloud
- Multi Cloud
From configuration, integration and management, we are there for our clients and customers. We work with various Cloud Service Providers - CSPs in order to ensure that our client's data and information our migrated over to their chosen CSP in the most secure way possible, and that the data is held in accordance with all laws and regulations, such as HIPAA.
Cloud Service Providers - CSPs:
- Microsoft Azure / Microsoft Cloud
- Amazon Web Services - AWS
- Google Cloud Platform - GCP / Google Cloud
- IBM Cloud
- Oracle Cloud
What is a Public Cloud?
The public cloud is defined as computing services offered by third-party providers over the public Internet, making them available to anyone who wants to use or purchase them. They may be free or sold on-demand, allowing customers to pay only per usage for the CPU cycles, storage, or bandwidth they consume.
Unlike private clouds, public clouds can save companies from the expensive costs of having to purchase, manage, and maintain on-premises hardware and application infrastructure - the cloud service provider is held responsible for all management and maintenance of the system. Public clouds can also be deployed faster than on-premises infrastructures and with an almost infinitely scalable platform. Every employee of a company can use the same application from any office or branch using their device of choice as long as they can access the Internet. While security concerns have been raised over public cloud environments, when implemented correctly, the public cloud can be as secure as the most effectively managed private cloud implementation if the provider uses proper security methods, such as Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems - IDPS.
What is a Private Cloud?
The Private Cloud is defined as computing services offered either over the Internet or a private internal network and only to select users instead of the general public. Also called an Internal or Corporate Cloud, Private Cloud Computing gives businesses many of the benefits of a Public Cloud -including Self-Service, Scalability, and Elasticity - with the additional control and customization available from dedicated resources over a computing infrastructure hosted on-premises. In addition, private clouds deliver a higher level of security and privacy through both company firewalls and internal hosting to ensure operations and sensitive data are not accessible to third-party providers.
One drawback of a Private Cloud is that the company’s IT department is held responsible for the cost and accountability of managing the Private Cloud. So private clouds require the same staffing, management, and maintenance expenses as traditional Datacenter ownership.
Two models for Cloud Services can be delivered in a Private Cloud:
The first is Infrastructure as a Service - IaaS that allows a company to use IT Infrastructure Resources such as Compute, Network, and Data Storage as a service.
The second is Platform as a Service - PaaS that lets a company deliver everything from simple Cloud-based applications to sophisticated-enabled enterprise applications. Private clouds can also be combined with public clouds to create a hybrid cloud, allowing the business to take advantage of cloud bursting to free up more space and scale computing services to the public cloud when computing demand increases.
What is Cloud Bursting?
In Cloud Computing, Cloud Bursting is a configuration that’s set up between a Private Cloud and a Public Cloud to deal with peaks in IT demand. If an organization using a private cloud reaches 100 percent of its resource capacity, the overflow traffic is directed to a public cloud so there’s no interruption of services.
In addition to flexibility and self-service functionality, the key advantage to Cloud Bursting is economical savings. You only pay for the additional resources when there is a demand for those resources - no more spending on extra capacity you’re not using or trying to predict demand peaks and fluctuations. An application can be applied to the Private Cloud, then burst to the Public Cloud only when necessary to meet peak demands. Plus, Cloud Bursting can also be used to shoulder processing burdens by moving basic applications to the Public Cloud to free up local resources for business-critical applications. When using Cloud Bursting, you should consider Cyber Security. Physical Security, and Regulatory Compliance requirements, Latency, Load Balancing, and Platform Compatibility.
What is a Hybrid Cloud?
A Hybrid Cloud is a computing environment that combines a Public Cloud and a Private Cloud by allowing data and applications to be shared between them. When computing and processing demand fluctuates, Hybrid Cloud computing gives businesses the ability to seamlessly scale their On-Premises IT infrastructure up to the Public Cloud to handle any overflow—without giving third-party Datacenters access to the entirety of their data.
Organizations gain the flexibility and computing power of the Public Cloud for basic and Non-Sensitive Computing Tasks, while keeping Business-Critical Applications and Data On-Premises, Safely behind an Organization's Firewall.
Using a Hybrid Cloud not only allows organizations to scale computing resources, it also eliminates the need to make massive capital expenditures to handle short-term spikes in demand as well as when the organization needs to free up local resources for more sensitive data or applications.
Organizations will pay only for resources they temporarily use instead of having to purchase, program, and maintain additional resources and equipment that could remain idle over long periods of time. Hybrid Cloud computing is a “best of all possible worlds” platform, delivering all the benefits of Cloud Computing Flexibility, Scalability, and Cost Efficiencies, with the Lowest Possible Risk of Data Exposure.
What is a Multi-Cloud?
Multi-cloud (also MultiCloud or Multi Cloud) is the use of multiple Cloud Computing and Cloud Data Storage services in a single Network Architecture.
This refers to the distribution of Cloud Assets, Software, Applications, and more across several Cloud environments. With a typical Multi-Cloud Architecture utilizing two or more Public Clouds as well as Private Clouds, a Multi-Cloud environment aims to eliminate the reliance on any single Cloud Service Provider - CSP or Instance.
Why Use a Multi-Cloud Strategy?
A Multi-Cloud Strategy allows organizations to select different Cloud Services from different Cloud Service Providers - CSP because some are better for certain tasks than others. For example, some Cloud Platforms specialize in Large Data / Big Data transfers or have integrated Machine Learning -ML capabilities. Organizations implement a Multi-Cloud environment for the following reasons:
The additional choice of multiple cloud environments gives you flexibility and the ability to avoid vendor lock-in.
Outages happen; sometimes it is due to a disaster; other times it is due to human error. Having multiple cloud environments ensures that you always have compute resources and data storage available so you can avoid downtime.
Many multi-cloud environments can help enterprises achieve their goals for governance, risk management and compliance regulations.
What is Multi-Cloud Management?
Multi-Cloud Management involves workload or application management in Multi-Cloud computing as information moves from one cloud platform to another. This requires an organization to possess an expertise in multiple cloud providers and complex Cloud Management.
How Secure is Multi-Cloud?
Multi-Cloud Security has the specific challenge of protecting data in a consistent way across a variety of cloud providers. When a company uses a Multi-Cloud approach, third-party partners handle different aspects of security. That is why it is important in Cloud deployment to clearly define and distribute security responsibilities among the parties.
What are the Benefits of Multi-Cloud?
A Multi-Cloud Platform combines the best services that each platform offers. This allows organizations to customize an IT Infrastructure that is specific to their organization's goals. A Multi-Cloud Architecture also provides lower risk. If one web service host fails, an organization can continue to operate with other platforms in a Multi-Cloud environment versus storing all data in one place.