Cloud Hosting

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Delivery of mission critical applications via a hosted cloud platform is becoming a popular choice for organisations looking to maximise their information technology infrastructure.

MISL Backbone Cloud Solutions provides an extensive range of cloud hosting & managed infrastructure services  including:

  • Option to migrate Backbone ERDMS from an on-premise server to a hosted cloud platform
  • Full service ERDMS cloud solution
  • Scanning of archive materials with cloud based hosting and Single Unified View (SUV) for all document types
  • Importing and hosting of existing digital files (all file formats)

The MISL cloud platform is designed to deliver optimum speed and performance so that you can be confident your data will always be available when and where you need it. MISL Backbone ERDMS can be hosted on a fully optimised platform and delivered from a reliable world-class UK data centre, so that it will be consistently available without any concerns over service interruptions or availability of workloads. MISL's central Cloud Platform environment is engineered to efficiently handle fluctuating workload and application requirements without any compromise to the performance or availability of MISL Backbone ERDMS.

Cloud Hosting

What are cloud servers?

Cloud servers offer server resources over the Internet. We provide this service from a network of physical servers - known as a cloud. These cloud servers take from a pool of processing power, memory and storage to give customers dedicated resources they can adapt to their needs.

How do cloud servers work?

We divide a cluster of physical servers into cloud servers with virtualisation software. Cloud servers run separate operating systems and applications from each other. As a result, users can choose the operating systems they want to run on their cloud servers. Customers that use our cloud servers manage them through a web interface or API.

How is cloud server hosting different from dedicated-server hosting?

Cloud hosting is different from dedicated-server hosting because cloud hosting customers don't get specific hardware. Consequently, they're not limited by the capacity of that hardware. With cloud servers, customers have access to a pool of processing power, memory and storage. They can expand their cloud servers quickly by allocating more resources to them. However, cloud servers are similar to dedicated servers in the sense that they give customers a dedicated, rather than shared, resource.

What are the benefits of cloud servers?

  • Reduced IT costs
    Businesses that use cloud hosting avoid the high upfront costs of new hardware and the subsequent costs of refreshing that hardware. Instead, they get a predictable monthly/annual cost based on the resources they've used. In addition, cloud hosting customers aren't responsible for the cost of the data centre, power, cooling, connectivity and maintenance associated with on-premise IT because hosting companies take care of these costs.
  • Improved performance
    Cloud hosting customers don't have to worry about hardware renewals and refreshes because we ensure they always have the latest hardware, which gives them high levels of performance. In addition, dynamic server-load balancing distributes workloads across physical machines to give customers the best performance from their cloud servers.
  • Increased business agility
    Cloud hosting customers can easily alter the capacity of their servers to meet the changing needs of their businesses. For instance, businesses with websites on cloud servers can schedule upgrades to cope with peaks in traffic. This ensures sites don't go down or suffer from poor performance when they're busy.
  • Improved business continuity
    Cloud hosting can reduce the amount of downtime customers experience. It ensures their systems are always up and running. If hardware fails, they don't have to wait for repairs because their cloud servers fail over instantly. This means they automatically switch from failed components to working components in that cloud and their servers operate without losing data or server availability.
  • Reduced carbon footprint
    Businesses can reduce their carbon footprint by moving their IT to the Cloud. Instead of supporting a room of underutilised servers, cloud hosting customers get the capacity they need on cloud servers. This means they consume less energy and have a smaller carbon footprint. Cloud hosts can offer this thanks to virtualisation technology, which allows them to use more of their servers' capacity. According to analysts Gartner, virtualisation can reduce the energy consumed by servers by 82 per cent.

MISL is dedicated to excellent customer service offering a highly personalised, responsive customer service to meet your specific requirements with telephone and on-site support provided as and when you need it.

If you are interested in finding out how MISL can help you host your information securely, call 01992 470060 or email info@misl.co.uk.