Cloud Hosting Solutions
We can help define your IT strategy to suit your business needs. From Public, Private to Hybrid; our ultra secure cloud hosting is backed by 24/7 support.
Why Choose Advanced IT Services for your Cloud Hosting Solutions?
Our expert team are on hand 24/7 365 days a year to help you with any of your business needs. Support is available via our live chat, phone or email – you can rest assured that we will always be on hand to assist. Each of our solutions, whether that be carefully packaged or bespoke are designed maximise your IT budget to give you that competitive edge.
What is Cloud Hosting?
Cloud hosting is a means of hosting whereby you pay for compute and storage resources without having to buy any physical hardware. You choose a cloud server with your required vCPU (virtual CPU cores), RAM, storage and extras, and then a virtual machine is made-to-measure and ready for you to use within minutes.
Who are your Cloud Hosting Services for?
Our clients include businesses of all sizes, developers, designers, public sector organisations and government departments.
Is Cloud Hosting the same as Shared Hosting?
The term “shared hosting” usually refers to types of budget web hosting and PaaS, where hundreds of websites could be sharing a finite pool of resources. Public cloud hosting is a step up from this. You still have multiple tenants on the same underlying hardware, but where it differs is that each user on the environment has their own allocated resources.
What this means in practice is that the multi-tenant environment of a public cloud plan can provide a far more consistent and higher-level performance than a typical “shared hosting” plan.
An example of a single-tenant environment would be a private cloud solution. With dedicated compute and storage, private cloud hosting can be true single-tenant, offering a far greater certainty of high performance and isolation.
Is my data secure in the Cloud?
Data security is paramount at AIT. Our data centres have the highest level of protection from both virtual and physical security threats. We also have a team of security specialists whose job it is to ensure our customers’ data is secure in the ever-evolving cyber-security landscape.
How are Cloud Servers different to Dedicated Servers
Virtual vs physical:
As cloud servers are virtualised, you don’t need to buy a physical dedicated server or rent space in a data centre. You can get started much faster as there is no physical server (which would need to be built or installed by a data centre engineer).
You only pay for the resources you use, so there’s less CapEx and less potential wastage.
Cloud hosting provides excellent scalability and flexibility – as resources can be increased or decreased based on demand.
When your infrastructure and data is on the cloud, you’re generally more resilient when it comes to things like hardware failure. For example, our eCloud platform has built-in redundancy. If the hardware was to fail, then the platform would fail over to functioning hardware with minimal disruption.
We'll migrate your server(s) for FREE!
We believe that moving servers to Advanced IT Services shouldn’t be complicated. That’s why we will move your server for FREE! Just get in touch with our expert team and we’ll create a migration strategy for you so everything runs seamlessly during the migration.
What's the difference between Cloud Hosting and Web Hosting?
Cloud hosting is a broader term used to describe the type of hosting, where web hosting is describing the intended use of the platform.
The term “web hosting” is widely associated with hosting services which are website-ready from the off. While some types of cloud hosting can be website-ready out-of-the-box, it’s not always a given. For example, Infrastructure as a Service is a form of cloud hosting which only includes your server and network infrastructure. This means you might need to manually install your server stack (essential software e.g. Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) to make your platform website-ready.
However, cloud hosting can be the perfect basis for a web hosting platform due to scalability, reliability and relinquishing the need to buy expensive hardware.
We have a range of services to make it quick and easy to get into building or migrating your website on our cloud hosting platform whether you’re on Magento, WordPress, Drupal or another platform. Please get in touch with our hosting experts for more information.
What Cloud Services are available on your platform?
- Infrastructure as a Service
- Web Hosting
- VDI solutions e.g. Desktop as a Service
- Cloud Storage solutions e.g. Storage as a Service
- Cloud Backup solutions e.g. Storage as a Service
- Disaster Recovery
- File Sharing solutions
- Infrastructure as Code
- Container DevOps Platform
What level of support do you offer?
AIT support is available 24/7/365 thanks to our on-site experts who are always readily available. Whether you need expert advice, technical support or account management; rest-assured that your business is in exceptional hands.
Cloud Hosting Plans
Explore our range of cloud platforms and solutions to discover how the cloud can help your business streamline operations, tackle complex challenges, maximise your IT budget and gain that competitive edge.
What type of Cloud Hosting is right for you? Public, Private or Hybrid?
Which Cloud Solution is right for my School or Business?
All our Cloud Hosting services are based on fixed transparent pricing which means you’ll be able to manage your budget easily. With various Cloud Hosting solutions at your fingertips; you’ll want to choose the right solution for your School or Business. Our experts are on hand to discuss your requirements and advise on the best solution for you.
What is a Public Cloud?
Public clouds are the most common type of cloud computing deployment. The cloud resources (like servers and storage) are owned and operated by a third-party cloud service provider and delivered over the Internet. With a public cloud, all hardware, software and other supporting infrastructure are owned and managed by the cloud service provider. Microsoft Azure is an example of a public cloud.
In a public cloud, you share the same hardware, storage and network devices with other organisations or cloud “tenants”, and you access services and manage your account using a web browser. Public cloud deployments are frequently used to provide web-based email, online office applications, storage, and testing and development environments.
What are the advantages of a Public Cloud?
Advantages of public clouds:
- Lower costs – no need to purchase hardware or software, and you pay only for the service you use.
- No maintenance – your service provider provides the maintenance.
- Near-unlimited scalability – on-demand resources are available to meet your business needs.
- High reliability – a vast network of servers ensures against failure.
What is a Private Cloud?
A private cloud consists of cloud computing resources used exclusively by one business or organisation. The private cloud can be physically located at your organisation’s on-site data centre, or it can be hosted by a third-party service provider. But in a private cloud, the services and infrastructure are always maintained on a private network and the hardware and software are dedicated solely to your organisation.
In this way, a private cloud can make it easier for an organisation to customise its resources to meet specific IT requirements. Private clouds are often used by government agencies, financial institutions and any other medium to large-sized organisations with business-critical operations seeking enhanced control over their environment.
What are the advantages of a Private Cloud?
Advantages of a private cloud:
- More flexibility – your organisation can customise its cloud environment to meet specific business needs.
- More control – resources are not shared with others, so higher levels of control and privacy are possible.
- More scalability – private clouds often offer more scalability compared to on-premises infrastructure.
What is a Hybrid Cloud?
A hybrid cloud is a type of cloud computing that combines on-premises infrastructure – or a private cloud – with a public cloud. Hybrid clouds allow data and apps to move between the two environments.
Many organisations choose a hybrid cloud approach due to business imperatives such as meeting regulatory and data sovereignty requirements, taking full advantage of on-premises technology investment or addressing low latency issues.
The hybrid cloud is evolving to include edge workloads as well. Edge computing brings the computing power of the cloud to IoT devices – closer to where the data resides. By moving workloads to the edge, devices spend less time communicating with the cloud, reducing latency and are even able to operate reliably for extended offline periods.
What are the advantages of a Hybrid Cloud?
Advantages of the hybrid cloud:
- Control – your organisation can maintain a private infrastructure for sensitive assets or workloads that require low latency.
- Flexibility – you can take advantage of additional resources in the public cloud when you need them.
- Cost-effectiveness – with the ability to scale to the public cloud, you pay for extra computing power only when needed.
- Ease – transitioning to the cloud doesn’t have to be overwhelming because you can migrate gradually – phasing in workloads over time.