Cloud computing services allow providers to make IT infrastructure, platforms, or software applications available to customers through the internet, and bill said services as recurring subscriptions.
In other words, customers no longer have to worry about buying, installing, and managing hardware, operating systems and/or applications in their own data centres. Nor will they have to worry about dedicating part of their staff resources to maintenance and installation.
In addition, cloud technology is highly configurable, which allows clients to respond to peaks or troughs in activity by rapidly resizing the contracted services, whether this be an upward or downward shift. A world away from the traditional infrastructures that companies bought in advance, incurring a significant economic outlay and which were often oversized to absorb moments of high workloads.
This allows clients to free up both financial and staff resources, instead dedicating these assets to commercial and industrial activity.
At Avanti21 we provide such cloud management services so that our clients can focus on what they do best, the management of their company. We specialise in Microsoft cloud services such as AZURE and MICROSOFT 365.
Computing resources, data storage and networks.
In the case of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft offers the infrastructure (servers, storage, and firewall, in one or more data centre) and the client is responsible for the rest (operating systems and/or application servers and/or application).
Operating systems, application servers and database administration software are added to the previously mentioned resources of computing, and data and network storage, thus relieving the customer of having to manage these resources.
In the case of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft offers the infrastructure (servers, storage, and firewall in one or more CPDs, Windows or Linux operating systems, development tools, database administration tools, application servers, BI tools, etc.). The client would only be responsible for applications.
Operating systems, application servers and database administration software are added to the previously mentioned resources of computing, and data and network storage, in addition to applications, thus relieving the customer of having to manage these resources. The client would only run contracted applications.
A clear example of Software as a Service (SaaS) in Microsoft is Microsoft 365 with its email services, file storage, Teams meetings, etc. The client merely contracts a certain number of licenses to use Microsoft 365 and, depending on the license they contract, they gain use of the tools described and many others, without worrying about the ins and outs of running these tools, for it is Microsoft who take full charge.
Depending on the type of license contracted, you can enjoy web or desktop applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other applications such as Teams, Sharepoint, or Yammer.
Avanti21’s cloud computing services include the design and dimensioning of the resources to be hired, and the contracting of those resources, plus the installation, configuration and administration during this time of the operating systems and/or application servers and/or applications, leaving the client free to focus on their business.
We can also audit the use of services and capacity management, as well as the security of the contracted services, recommending and implementing measures to increase security in the cloud environment, and defining policies for safe use, and double authentication.
Nowadays, it is common practice to use cloud services to implement contingency plans.
Avanti offers its strategic consulting services for the design, contracting and implementation of the cloud services necessary to guarantee business continuity through the design and implementation of a detailed logistics plan of how the company should recover and restore its critical functions, partially or totally interrupted, within a predetermined period after an unwanted interruption or disaster in the information systems.
This includes the following options:
Avanti21 distributes the cloud version of ERP Sage 50, an integrated accounting and business management solution with Office 365 connectivity and multiple plugins that extend its functionality.
This allows you to control your company from anywhere in the world with Sage 50c, combining the effectiveness of a desktop application with online collaborative tools, such as integration with Office 365.