Cloud servers, also known as virtual servers or virtual private servers (VPS), are a fundamental component of cloud computing.
‘Lift and shift your servers and apps to cloud computing with ease‘
Cloud servers offer organisations the ability to run applications, store data, and manage their IT infrastructure in a highly flexible, scalable, and cost-effective manner.
What are Cloud Servers?
Cloud servers are virtual instances of a physical server, created and hosted in data centers by cloud service providers. They operate as independent computing environments with their own resources, operating system, and configurations. Unlike physical servers, cloud servers can be rapidly provisioned, scaled up or down, and often come with a pay-as-you-go pricing model. This scalability and flexibility make them a popular choice for organisations of all sizes.
How organisations can utilise Cloud Servers:
Data Storage and Backup: Cloud servers can serve as cost-effective data storage solutions. Organisations can store and back up their data in the cloud, ensuring data redundancy and disaster recovery capabilities without the need for on-premises hardware.
Scalable Computing Resources: Cloud servers provide on-demand scalability. Organisations can adjust computing resources (CPU, memory, storage) to match their workload requirements. This is particularly valuable for handling seasonal peaks in demand or unpredictable workloads.
Hosted Services: Cloud providers offer managed services that simplify setup and maintenance, reducing the burden on IT staff.
Security and Compliance: Cloud servers can be configured to meet stringent security and compliance requirements. Organisations can implement security measures such as firewalls, encryption, and access controls, and maintain audit logs to ensure data protection and regulatory compliance including data sovereignty.
Cost Efficiency: Cloud servers offer a cost-effective approach to IT infrastructure. Organisations can save on capital expenses by eliminating the need for purchasing and maintaining physical hardware.
Disaster Recovery: Cloud servers play a crucial role in disaster recovery strategies. Data replication and backup services provided by cloud providers ensure data redundancy and quick recovery in case of unexpected outages or data loss.
In conclusion, cloud servers are versatile tools that organisations can leverage to meet various IT needs. Whether it's hosting web applications, conducting development and testing, ensuring data security and compliance, or optimising computing resources, cloud servers offer the scalability and flexibility that modern businesses require to stay competitive in the digital age
Moving to cloud infrastructure couldn't be easier:
- Easy migration from on-premise
- L2VPN to extend your current network to the cloud platform
- Licensing included for Windows and AV
- Supports Linux and Windows operating systems
- Flexible resources
A cloud server looks and behaves like any other machine with one significant difference – hosted in the Blue Sky Systems data centre. Infrastructure as a service provides the compute, storage and networking. This allows your employees to access all the data, applications and tools they need from anywhere in the world.
If the full cloud is not your thing yet, why not Hybrid cloud? This allows for some parts of your infrastructure to be hosted and others to remain on-premise or in another environment.
Why choose Private Cloud?
Choosing a Cloud Computing/VPS from Blue Sky Systems immediately eases those headaches and unlocks a range of benefits, including:
- No capital investment – hardware and software are rented on a subscription basis
- Superior performance – the Blue Sky Systems technical team manages, maintains and optimises the infrastructure
- The support team at your disposal
- Ability to have managed or self-managed models
- Only pay for what you need
- Flexible storage options
- Grow the storage as you need
What our customers say;
"100% happy with the service, not only from a technical perspective but also from the personal aspect. Using the Blue Sky Systems cloud solution for both servers and virtual desks has not only removed a huge burden from the Lee Baron IT team, it has resulted in better performance and DR resilience."
Why choose Blue Sky Systems?
With more than 19 years of experience designing and developing bespoke IT systems for our clients, you can rely on us to deliver the precise system you need to meet your current strategic goals – and to provide a platform for future success. It is an easy choice with Vmware Cloud Verified, UK Soverancy, flexible support and the entire VMware stack for migration to the cloud and back. A simple management portal and a full networking stack allow you to install your own OS from the console as you would on-premise. You can either choose a fully managed system by our skilled technicians or have complete control yourselves. Why not try our platform with our trial?
How much does a VPS cost?
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