Online cloud computing resources

23 Mar 2011

Without the internet there would be no cloud. The beauty of the cloud is that, via broadband, you can provision entire servers or state-of-the-art apps and software services instantaneously, saving money and cutting down on expenditure.

OVH is a French, privately owned web-hosting service that offers two types of cloud services: miniCloud and Dev Cloud. MiniCloud is a virtual machine with 128MB – 2GB of RAM, 8GHz CPU and 10GB disk, “on time” promise, available with raw distribution (Debian, Ubuntu) or ready to use (Java, RoR). It is a service that has thousands of customers. Dev Cloud provides an SQL server and an unlimited number of applications. The Dev Cloud adapts to the customer’s needs and to the number of visitors. The DevCloud is only available from the OVH network. It offers unlimited databases, unlimited database sizes and an amount of unlimited users.

EMC provides the systems, software and services to leverage a customer’s business data. Its objective is to optimise a customer’s information infrastructure to meet growing demands for enterprise content management, security, archiving, storage and virtualisation. EMC Private Cloud Acceleration services and solutions offer consulting, technology integration, resident and education services. Cloud Acceleration services and solutions – encompassing consulting, technology integration, resident and education services offerings, as well as EMC Proven solutions – are critical to addressing the challenges.

Microsoft offers Windows Azure, Windows Server Hyper-V, Microsoft Office 365. Windows Azure can create and host web applications and services that quickly scale up or down, depending on business demands. Windows Server Hyper-V is a form of private cloud technology that offers unprecedented scale, provisioning and automation and agility. The user can build their own private cloud or choose a hosted solution and empower their business with online collaboration and cloud power. Microsoft Office 365 gives users all the productivity tools and benefits of Microsoft Office, along with the power of cloud services. It allows users to communicate, share expertise, gain business insight and find information.

Trilogy Technologies
Trilogy Technologies offers managed service and IT support, virtualisation, unified communications and collaboration, database services and strategic ICT consulting advice to its clients. Trilogy Technologies most recently launched ‘edge/point’, the company’s newly developed managed services portal, which is a highly functional, ‘window into an infrastructure’ portal, providing real-time visibility of a client’s entire IT infrastructure anywhere via a standard web browser. The portal provides companies with an overview of their entire IT infrastructure, including incident management, technical support and detailed reporting and change and problem management information.

Cisco helps organisations build, deploy and use highly secure cloud services by providing essential infrastructure, integrated solutions, new innovations and professional services. Cisco delivers infrastructure that helps customers build clouds, including networking, security, data centre and unified computing solutions, systems management and modular cloud elements. Cisco provides integrated solutions for customers that deploy fully tested cloud services and applications. It also provides new innovations that broaden the reach and accelerate the use of clouds, such as Cius, Cisco TelePresence and IP phones.

The Digiweb brand is a full-service telecommunication service provider offering data, MPLS, data centre services, cloud computing (IAAS), managed services, business voice and VoIP services. Digiweb offers utility cloud, private cloud and cloud apps. The utility cloud allows customers to deploy Linux and Windows cloud servers in seconds, scale up as required and pay used. Digiweb’s private cloud creates a custom virtual environment designed to meet a customer’s needs. Digiweb provides a range of hosted ‘cloud apps’ for home office and business use.

Since 1996, Tibus has been delivering services for a wide range of customers, across public and private sectors, crossing many different business categories, and ranging in size from five-person SMEs to multinational corporations. Tibus provides hosting and on-demand solutions for its customers, delivering applications online using high-performance, robust and secure cloud computing platforms. Its cloud solutions are adapted to individual customer and business needs.

IBM’s cloud computing capabilities enable the user to develop adoption strategies, identify business entry points and provides cloud readiness. IBM’s Smart Business Development and Test is developed on an agile cloud infrastructure that is designed to provide the user with fast access to high-security, enterprise-class virtual server environments, suitable for development and test activities and other workloads. LotusLive offers web conferencing or email solutions. IBM’s Information Protection Services is a cost-effective data backup and recovery solution. It also helps the user protect their business data, regardless of where it is stored.

Interxion helps organisations embrace the whole concept of cloud computing with the flexibility, agility and cost savings that the company provides. Located in data centres in 13 of Europe’s leading consumer and business hubs, Interxion’s Cloud Hubs delivers an environment for cost-effective development and launches and manages cloud-based services for both enterprises and cloud service providers. It also allows fast, easy interconnection within Europe’s largest and fastest-growing cloud. It offers low networking costs, maximum bandwidth capacity, and reduces latency to end-users via Cloud Hub city centre locations. Interxion’s data centres are supported by a central European Service Centre with a multilingual team offering technical assistance to customers 24 hours a day.