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2014
The year when workloads processed in cloud data centers are expected to exceed those processed in traditional data centers.

Technology Solutions Cloud Computing

Making the Cloud a Reality

How do we bring the cloud within reach for our clients?

For every organization, the path to the cloud is different. The right approach depends on business needs and priorities, and the adoption of cloud technologies can happen at different rates. PCS assists our customers in developing cloud architectures that facilitate the deployment of resources in a manner that best meets their specific business demands.

There are a number of benefits associated with cloud computing, and PCS is here to help you take full advantage of the value cloud can bring, including:

Elasticity and Scalability

Cloud computing gives you the ability to expand and reduce resources according to your specific service requirement. For example, you may need a large number of server resources for the duration of a specific task. You can then release these server resources after you complete your task, providing great flexibility to fit your changing business needs.

Pay-Per-Use

You pay for cloud services only when you use them, either for the short term (for example, use of CPU time) or for a longer duration (for example, use of cloud-based storage or vault services).

On Demand

Because you invoke cloud services only when you need them, they are not permanent parts of your IT infrastructure – which is a significant advantage for cloud use as opposed to internal IT services. With cloud services there is no need to have dedicated resources waiting to be used, as is the case with internal services.

Resiliency

The resiliency of a cloud service offering can completely isolate the failure of server and storage resources from cloud users. Work is migrated to a different physical resource in the cloud with or without user awareness and intervention.

Multi-Tenancy

PCS can host cloud services for multiple users within the same infrastructure. Server and storage isolation may be physical or virtual, depending on the specific user requirements.

Workload Movement

This characteristic is related to resiliency and cost considerations. PCS can migrate workloads across servers, both inside the data center and across data centers – even in a different geographic area. This migration might be necessitated by cost or efficiency considerations (for example, network bandwidth).

Cloud computing shifts the bulk of costs from capital expenditures (CapEx) – buying and installing servers, storage, networking and related infrastructure – to an operating expense (OpEx) model, where you pay for usage of these types of resources.

To get started down your path to the cloud, contact PCS today.