Cloud Solutions

How cloud computing services work

Cloud computing services have several common attributes:

  • Virtualization– cloud computing utilizes server and storage virtualization extensively to allocate/reallocate resources rapidly
  • Multi-tenancy -resources are pooled and shared among multiple users to gain economies of scale
  • Network-access – resources are accessed via web-browser or thin client using a variety of networked devices (computer, tablet, smartphone)
  • On demand – resources are self-provisioned from an online catalogue of pre-defined configurations
  • Elastic -resources can scale up or down, automatically
  • Metering/chargeback -resource usage is tracked and billed based on service arrangement

Among the many types of cloud computing services delivered internally or by third party service providers, the most common are:

  • Software as a Service (SaaS)software runs on computers owned and managed by the SaaS provider, versus installed and managed on user computers. The software is accessed over the public Internet and generally offered on a monthly or yearly subscription.
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – compute, storage, networking, and other elements (security, tools) are provided by the IaaS provider via public Internet, VPN, or dedicated network connection. Users own and manage operating systems, applications, and information running on the infrastructure and pay by usage.
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) – All software and hardware required to build and operate cloud-based applications are provided by the PaaS provider via public Internet, VPN, or dedicated network connection. Users pay by use of the platform and control how applications are utilized throughout their lifecycle.

Benefits of cloud computing services

Cloud computing services offer numerous benefits to include:

  • Faster implementation and time to value
  • Anywhere access to applications and content
  • Rapid scalability to meet demand
  • Higher utilization of infrastructure investments
  • Lower infrastructure, energy, and facility costs
  • Greater IT staff productivity and across organization
  • Enhanced security and protection of information assets

Cloud Benefits

Cloud Storage

Package User per Account Storage Size
Charge per Month
Starter Cloud 5 20 GB R75
Lite Cloud 5 40 GB R150
SME Cloud 10 80 GB R200
Pro Cloud 10 120 GB R300
Advance Cloud 10 200 GB R500

CloudStorage

Sync Calendar & Contacts via Caldav & Carddav

Package User per Account Storage Size
Charge per Month
Starter
5 1 GB R75
Lite
10 2 GB R95
SME
25 4 GB R185

Software as a Service (SaaS)

SaaS Product Install Charge
Charge per Month
Joomla
R600 refer to Hosting Packages
WordPress
R450
Drupal
R600
OpenCart R450
WooCommerce R450
OS Ticket R600
Invoiceplane R600
Simple Invoices R450
phpList R600

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