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IT Infrastructure & Cloud

Data protection, management, security & application availability

Diversus Group‘s IT Infrastructure & Cloud solutions allow you to manage your data and applications, in the right place, at the right time on highly scalable, secure and cost effective platforms.

Your data yields critical business insights and information. Your IP is your organisations most important and valuable asset. To ensure your organisations business continuity, Diversus Group delivers highly available business solutions to meet real world business requirements and challenges. Deliver superior end user experience, benefit from agility and gain a competitive advantage by leveraging private, public or hybrid multi cloud platforms.


Confused about the cloud and cloud computing?

Making the right choice of cloud or on-premise environment is critical. Diversus Group helps organisations determine what is the best fit for them. This may simply be upgrading or enhancing their existing datacenter infrastructure. It may make sense to integrate public cloud services with existing infrastructure or systems. Alternatively, for some organisations it may mean a fully hosted public cloud platform. Regardless of the platform the fundamentals of data protection, business continuity, data & application availability and cyber security remain the same. We help you get it right.

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There is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ cloud solution

Not one type of cloud or platform is right for every organisation. Making the right choice of an on-premise, cloud or a hybrid environment is critical…

Regardless of the platform, the fundamentals of data protection, business continuity, data & application availability and cyber security remain the same. Diversus Group can help you get it right.

Private cloud

Either or a combination of on-premise and datacenter hosted platforms

PRIVATE CLOUD

As the term implies, these private cloud computing services are used (almost) exclusively by a single organisation. A private cloud can be physically located in a company’s own on-premise data centre or in a data centre provided by specialist third party data centre firm. It is not uncommon for organisations to pay third party service providers to host their private cloud. Services are delivered via a private network.

Public cloud

Integrate the public cloud into your existing Private Cloud and Datacentre platforms

PUBLIC CLOUD

Owned and operated by cloud service providers – the largest being Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure & Google Cloud Platform (GCP). All hardware, infrastructure and services are owned and managed by the cloud provider. The resources such as servers and storage are delivered over the internet and charged based on consumption.
It’s important to realise that in the public cloud, you are still responsible for the management, security & protection of your data (see below).

Hybrid or Multi cloud

Take full advantage through utilising integrated private and public cloud resources

HYBRID / MULTI CLOUD

Hybrid or Multi cloud is becoming the dominant deployment model consisting of both public and private clouds which are integrated to allow data and applications to be shared and deployed where it makes the best sense at that time. This provides businesses with greater flexibility, more options and avoids being tied to a single service provider or vendor (“vendor lock-in”). You are also able to leverage your existing investments in IT including infrastructure, security and compliance.


Common types of Cloud Services…

It is generally accepted that there are four types of cloud service categories, often referred to as the cloud computing stack or cloud computing building blocks as they build on top of each other.

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Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

IaaS

The foundation level of cloud computing where rather than owning and operating their own IT infrastructure businesses leverage third party IT such as servers and virtual machines (VM’s), storage, networks, firewalls, operating systems and other infrastructure on an as-required or consumption basis.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

PaaS

Rather than individual infrastructure components, PaaS generally refers to on-demand integrated development and deployment environment in the cloud. PaaS can deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications.

Serverless

Serverless

Serverless Computing overlaps with PaaS. It eliminates the need for developers having to worry about managing the infrastructure. Don’t get confused by the name – servers still run the code. With serverless applications the cloud service provider automatically provisions, scales and manages the infrastructure required to run the code so the developer can focus on the logic and innovating for the business.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

SaaS

Software applications delivered over the internet (think Apple’s App Store or Microsoft Office 365 for example). The cloud service provider hosts and manages the application and underlying infrastructure required to run it. They are responsible for availability, maintenance, software upgrades, security patches and the like. Typically delivered on a subscription basis.

Desctop as a Service (DaaS)

DaaS

Desktop as a Service in essence is a virtual desktop which can be accessed either over a private network or the internet. Benefits include easier management and updates, quick user provisioning, better disaster planning and recovery, and improved application and data security. As the management and administration overhead is reduced, so is the related costs of deploying and maintaining the hardware required to run each virtual desktop which shifts from a capex to opex spend. Company data is no longer stored on the users’ devices, thereby decreasing the risk of data loss due to device theft and related physical security. All data interaction is done on the remote, secured cloud infrastructure. The local device is only a window onto the remote experience.

Backup as a Service (BaaS)

BaaS

Having backups of your data is far from simply good practice or a tick box for compliance; it is critical to ensure business continuity and is a last resort in recovering from a disaster. Service providers take ownership of backup management and data retention. Diversus Group regularly participate in simulated Disaster Recovery (DR) exercises covering various scenarios, not only to ensure the integrity of the backup data, but also to confirm the accuracy and relevance (as business operations change) of DR recovery processes and procedures as well as recovery time objectives.

How Secure is The Cloud?

It is important to understand the subtle differences between security ‘of’ the cloud verses security ‘in’ the cloud.

This is often referred to as the ‘Shared Security Model’. Cloud security is a shared responsibility between the cloud service provider and the organisation consuming the cloud services. The cloud service provider is responsible for protecting the infrastructure that runs all their services. As a consumer of cloud services, you are almost certainly responsible for the management, security and protection of your organisations IP (“data”).

Diversus Group helps organisations navigate and put in place robust services and solutions to address this often overlooked but critical aspect of cloud computing.

“Through 2023, at least 99% of cloud failures will be the customers fault”.

Gartner

What is the main benefit of hybrid multi cloud computing?

Although many cloud services can drive costs savings the main value proposition is agility. If you are considering cloud primarily from a cost saving perspective, you may want to review your financial business case.

Hybrid multicloud computing supports fast moving digital business transformation. Getting the digital age right means a digital business needs to adapt and change direction quickly in order to obtain and maintain a competitive advantage.

Key benefits among others include: Speed | Global Scale | Productivity | Performance | Reliability | Security

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