After the success encountered since 2002 in the provision of Internet access by satellite in Central Africa, Afrikanet Oxford Consultech is launching a new challenge: Cloud Computing. But what is Cloud Computing, how does it work and what are Afrikanet’s solutions?
In recent years, a new expression has been added in IT jargon: Cloud Compulting. So not a day goes by without this expression coming and going. We hear it all day long in the media, on the Internet and even in the field of health and education. But what is Cloud Computing?
What is the Cloud?
Also called cloud computing or cloud computing in Canada, Cloud Computing is an increasingly popular practice that provides cloud services “on demand” as IT infrastructure and resources. Over the past 20 years, this approach has changed so much that cloud infrastructure solutions now account for more than a third of annual spending on IT services worldwide. Public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud systems have changed the way organizations around the world, from forward-thinking startups to global enterprises, think about their IT infrastructure.
Simply put, Cloud Computing is the provision of computing services remotely, hosting them in one or more external data centers rather than on dedicated on-site servers. Instead of purchasing and deploying the required digital assets on-premises, organizations can access them remotely on a pay-as-you-go basis through cloud service providers.
So why are so many large enterprises using the cloud for their critical computing resources?
Benefits of Cloud Computing
Flexibility and Agility
With cloud computing, you (and your employees) can use online tools like laptops and smartphones to access files on the internet. It also helps
Data organized as files can be stored, shared and organized on cloud networks.
Cloud services are leased, usually on a pay-as-you-go basis, so they can meet your business needs, allowing you to forgo some resources and acquire new ones without heavy investment or over-allocation . The system provides business continuity at low cost.
Speed of deployment
Cloud transition times are getting shorter and shorter. For cloud users, getting from concept to production has never been easier or faster. New resources can be deployed with just a few clicks and you can easily scale your cloud computing solution. Improved scalability enables enterprises to scale their infrastructure, handle traffic spikes, deploy and decommission sandbox-like environments, and reduce overall time to market.
As an organization grows, it must consider the ongoing costs of its operations and IT infrastructure, taking into account current and future needs. Cloud scalability economies are hard to beat: no need to forecast workloads or invest in resources that may only be needed sporadically. With a cloud service provider, you only pay for what you use, and only when you need it, whether it’s the technology that powers your products and solutions, or the IT infrastructure that your organization manages to support day-to-day sensitive databases. Long term storage.
Digital transformation to the cloud offers unparalleled scalability agility. With all of your solution’s hardware managed externally, you have the freedom to add or remove new resources remotely, sometimes with a single click. This allows companies to focus on how they use the architecture rather than the deployment process.
Security has long been a top concern for many organizations reluctant to migrate partially or fully to the cloud. However, to directly address these issues, cloud computing has evolved significantly over the years, offering a range of secure cloud solutions: for example, running secure private connectivity, sophisticated anti-DDoS protection and backups. automatic.
Considering where your data resides is important when designing any infrastructure, not only to improve site and application performance, but also to achieve certification and meet compliance requirements (including regulatory such as the Cloud Act and GDPR). Securely hosting resources in external data centers means they can be located closer to your teams and end users to reduce compliance pressure.
Afrikanet Cloud Offers
For a few years now, beyond satellite internet services, Afrikanet has also been offering Cloud solutions for businesses and individuals that allow your business to run smoothly with cloud-based backup solutions.
We thus offer easy and automatic backup and restoration of computer data even in the event of an earthquake thanks to complete protection of servers and peripherals, but also protection against ransomware thanks to regular antivirus scans.
Server backup: maximum data security
Full image backup ensures that everything is backed up in one place. Incremental backups allow you to protect all significant changes since the last full backup.
Version control gives you full control over revisions, so you know if anything happens, everything will be up and running again in no time.
Supported devices and apps
Cloud Backup protects everything that matters to your business. Of course, smartphones, tablets and laptops are essential to protect your day-to-day operations.
We also know how critical your infrastructure is, which is why we support virtual machines (VMs), servers, ESXi hosts, Hyper-V and Virtuozzo. Just like SQL Server, Exchange Server and Active Directory. Cloud backup works for both physical and virtual servers.
Unattended Agent Installation
Cloud Backup must have a connection to the server you want to protect. This is accomplished using software or agents that you install on your server. The agent confirms the backup console data source to ensure that your data is backed up correctly.
Download Backup Agent from Cloud Panel, copy it to your server and run it. It’s so simple. Alternatively, if you set up your server after purchasing cloud backup, you can install an agent on the server during setup.
You have full control over the number and type of backups created, when and how often they are created, how long they are stored, and how they are compressed. With that, the only surprising thing is how easy it is to not have to maintain physical backups all the time.
Malware and downtime protection
Keep Cyber Criminals Away
Cloud backup includes ransomware protection. It identifies potential threats and prevents attacks.
You can also use cloud backup to perform regular virus scans on your system, which immediately quarantines any suspicious files. Changes to files can be undone using the service cache.
Recover lost data
Despite all these security measures, if your system is still compromised, you can restore your files from backup copies. They can be restored to new hardware if needed. This helps you minimize downtime and maintain productivity.
As you can see, Cloud Computing is the IT solution of the future and Afrikanet is determined to follow the march of progress. Indeed with our security solutions, you can protect your backups with AES 256 encryption at the source and personalized passwords as well as data transfer thanks to SSL encryption. With Activity Log Protection, Afrikanet Cloud provides another level of protection so you can always know who is doing what no matter how many users have admin access.
Afrikanet Cloud finally allows you to get the most out of your source backup storage by compressing your data, a little, a lot or not at all depending on your needs.