Why choose cloud?
Migrating to the cloud means you get access to industry-leading IT capabilities that can easily scale as your business grows. We built our own cloud to give you increased operational efficiency, productivity and flexibility.
We take care of compliance, security and reliability, so you can focus on innovation & growth.
Customer Case Study:
Fight the Fear of Change.
“The biggest learning we’ve had from this whole process is that you really need to fight your fear of change. Our technical team were very comfortable with the old environment that we had with physical servers and physical hardware, and were very resistant of the change. But once we started engaging with providers like Macquarie Cloud Services to understand how it could work for us, the benefits became immediately clear to both us and our technical people and we got fantastic results from it.”
We let you access the same cloud hosting technology we use.
We built an environment based on world-class technology through partnerships including; VMware, Cisco, and EMC. Not some proprietary technology that locks you in. This lets you use the same tools you already have experience with and access the full breadth of our capabilities.
It’s not just traditional compute and storage either. We can also add into the mix:
- Multiple availability zones
- Fault tolerant infrastructure
- Dedicated hosting or multi-tenant environments
- Fully-managed hosting or self-managed cloud hosting
- Disaster recovery
- Security services
- Live migration
- Reporting tools
What are the benefits of Cloud Computing, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS to businesses?
What is cloud computing?
Cloud computing is a revolution in our computing power is delivered to business. It’s being made possible by very large scale data centres connected to high-speed, low-cost broadband networks. Today’s users require 24/7 secure access to more business apps. On more devices wherever they are. Demands on IT are skyrocketing. It’s no wonder traditional on-site computer facilities are struggling to keep up.
With cloud computing, you only pay for what you use. Gone are the traditional IT bottlenecks, which means no more waiting. Gone a computer room full of servers and data storage. Firewalls and routers along with the team to support it. Gone is the need to constantly invest in upgrade and rebuilds. Instead, by plugging your blue cable into the wall, you access exactly what your business needs – including all the support and expertise paid for as a service.
History reveals a similar shift happened in the way business use power at the turn of the century. In the late 1890s, every factory or business had it’s a basement a smoke belching fuel consuming power generator – stroked by grey boilers suited men who serviced it and kept it running as best they could. When things worked, they work nicely. But when they didn’t, which was quite often, the machine ground to a halt. The lights went out and nothing got done.
Chicago 1900. The Edison power company developed the turbine power station, which could generate and distribute large-scale power to business. This provided cheaper, more reliable, and cleaner power than any factory or business based generator – without many of the headaches. By 1920, most businesses have made the switch. Business now access power simply by plugging into the wall. In-house power generation no longer made sense.
Today we take virtually unlimited power for granted. We can’t imagine it any other way. As we speak, a similar revolution is happening in IT – called cloud computing. Business no longer has to buy, build, and manage costly computer facilities on-site. Just as business learn that power provided by a specialised power company improved reliability and quality, cloud computing has proven to be more secure, more reliable, more scalable, and ultimately more affordable than traditional on-site IT. This is why most new online and business apps are now deployed in the cloud.
Just like electricity 100 years ago. A business can now access all the cloud computing infrastructure it requires as a service for all its users – wherever they are on whatever device they use. This is called Infrastructure as a Service, IAAS for short. Your applications remain the same but running on more reliable cloud infrastructure. This is where most businesses will start to use cloud. Apps will be migrated as existing in-house infrastructure reaches the end of its life.
IAAS is the power station at the core of all cloud models. PAAS or Platform as a Service builds on the power IAAS as a platform to make it easier to collaborate and develop software. SaaS or Software as a Service is the icing on the cake. Fully service software running on fully service infrastructure. Gone are upfront investments for new business application packages. So cloud can be all three (3) models with IaaS at the core.
As demands on your in-house IT go through the roof, contact Macquarie Telecom and take it to the cloud.
"The infrastructure provided by Macquarie Telecom is up there with the best."
Frequently Asked Questions.
Cloud hosting is a type of web hosting that provides virtual servers, storage, and other computing resources over the internet. Cloud hosting allows you to use the same hardware and software as other users, but you don’t have to purchase and maintain your own servers. With cloud hosting, you can access your data from anywhere. Cloud hosting services may also include other features such as load balancing, disaster recovery, scalability, backup storage, and file synchronisation.
Benefits of cloud hosting include:
- Scalability – The capacity of a cloud server can be increased or decreased at any time by adding or removing virtual servers. This allows businesses to scale up as they grow.
- Cost savings – When you use a cloud server you avoid having to pay for a physical server, which means you can save money on hardware costs while still maintaining high performance.
- Flexibility – Cloud hosting allows you to make changes quickly and easily without having to reconfigure hardware or software. You can also easily add new features or modify existing ones without having to buy additional resources.
Cloud hosting services allow you to store your data and applications on remote servers, meaning you don’t have to maintain your own servers. You can access your data from any device with an internet connection, and the files will be stored in the cloud.
There are several different types of cloud hosting services:
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – IaaS provides virtual machines for users to develop their own applications. Users can choose which operating system they want their virtual machine to run on, and how much memory, storage, and processing power they need.
- Platform as a Service (PaaS) – PaaS provides everything needed to build, run, monitor, scale, and manage applications in the cloud. PaaS eliminates the need for developers to worry about infrastructure or server maintenance tasks so they can focus on building apps.
- Software as a Service (SaaS) – SaaS allows users to use applications hosted by someone else without having to install software on their own computers or servers.
Virtual private servers (VPS) and cloud hosting are both types of web hosting services that allow websites to be hosted on servers that are accessed through the internet. Both VPS and cloud hosting offer many of the same benefits, including scalability, reliability, and security. However, there are some key differences between the two that you should consider when choosing a hosting solution for your website.
One key difference between VPS and cloud hosting is the way that the resources of the server are allocated. With a VPS, you get a fixed amount of resources, such as CPU, RAM, and storage, that are dedicated to your account. This means that you have complete control over how these resources are used, and you can customise your VPS to meet the specific needs of your website. In contrast, cloud hosting uses a network of servers to provide resources on demand, so you only pay for the resources that you use. This makes cloud hosting a more flexible and cost-effective solution for websites with fluctuating or unpredictable resource needs.
Another difference between VPS and cloud hosting is the level of control that you have over the server. With a VPS, you have full root access to the server, which means you can install any software or make any configuration changes that you need. This can be useful if you have specific software requirements or want to customise your server in a specific way. However, it also means that you are responsible for managing and maintaining the server, which can be time-consuming and require a certain level of technical expertise. Cloud hosting, on the other hand, is typically more hands-off, with the hosting provider taking care of server management and maintenance. This can be more convenient for those who don’t have the time or expertise to manage a server themselves.
Overall, both VPS and cloud hosting can be good options for hosting a website, depending on your specific needs and resources. If you have a website with relatively stable resource needs and want full control over the server, a VPS might be the right choice. If you have a website with fluctuating resource needs or want a more hands-off hosting solution, cloud hosting could be a better fit.