Why Does My Toronto Business Need Cloud Services?

How Can Cloud Services Help My Business?

Businesses often spend large amounts money on IT operations, even going as far as developing their own software to take care of daily operational tasks, thinking it will save them money in the long term, but that’s far from the truth.

Unless you work in the IT industry and have the capability and resources to handle secondary tasks such as maintenance and operational expenses of such endeavors, developing applications in-house or even creating full-fledged IT departments is never a good idea.

This is where Cloud Services come in.

The cloud is scalable and gives you the option to pay for only what you use, cutting down all extra costs and expenses and providing the mobility that many businesses require in today’s environment.

What Are Cloud Services?

A Cloud Services Provider (CSP) like CheckSum provides its clients an extremely simple way to access a multitude of different services over the internet – everything from simple data storage to entire workflows.

What Can be Moved to the Cloud?

  1. Servers
  2. Databases
  3. Licensed Applications and Software
  4. Data Storage
  5. Data Migration
  6. Managed Hosting
  7. Desktop as a Service
  8. VOIP
  9. GPU Computing
  10. Hybrid IT Management
  11. Virtual Servers and Databases

How Much Do Cloud Services Cost?

Like every other expense, cost of Cloud Services depends on multiple factors such as businesses needs, data consumption, subscribed services etc.

But there are three basic service models used by most cloud service providers.

  1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Resources are provided as needed, allowing for more flexibility and control.
  2. Platform as a Service (PaaS): Provides an entire platform to be used as needed.
  3. Software as a Service (SaaS): Checksum hosts applications on our end and provides access to you and your staff via the internet.

What Are Advantages Of Using Cloud Services?

  1. Cheaper than in-house infrastructure – No capital or operational expenses are required.
  2. Scalable – Businesses can easily scale their cloud services up and down according to their needs whenever business fluctuates.
  3. Newer and Faster – Access all the latest applications and software available