Private Cloud Services
Lloyd has the ability to house and manage your complete network infrastructure through our Private Cloud offerings. With Private Cloud, Lloyd owns all the hardware and licensing required to run your business, and you pay a monthly fee for the service and equipment. Through our Private Cloud offerings, Lloyd can conduct your network functions behind the scenes and away from your office.
Lloyd's Private Cloud Services are the ideal solution for your business. Here's how we integrate the benefits into your business:
- Software: All Microsoft server and workstation software is included in the monthly fee and upgraded as new versions are released.
- Significantly Reduce Capital Expenditures: A local network needs to be upgraded every three to four years, requiring a significant expenditure in hardware, licensing and labor. Since Lloyd owns the equipment and licensing, this expense is eliminated and replaced with a fixed monthly fee.
- Monitoring and Remediation: All servers are monitored proactively, 24/7, by Lloyd's back-end management software. In the event of an issue, our engineers receive an alert and respond immediately.
- Data Backup: All data stored on your servers is backed-up twice daily. The backed-up data is then saved to a different facility to ensure that it’s available in an emergency.
Public Cloud Services
Lloyd Can help you pick the right partner for Public clouds such as Amazon EC2 and Rackspace Cloud which have a number of trade-offs:
- Utility Model – Public Clouds typically deliver a pay-as-you-go model, where you pay by the hour for the compute resources you use. This is an economical way to go if you’re spinning up & tearing down development servers on a regular basis.
- No Contracts – Along with the utility model, you’re only paying by the hour – if you want to shut down your server after only 2 hours of use, there is no contract requiring your ongoing use of the server.
- Shared Hardware – Because the public cloud is by definition a multi-tenant environment, your server shares the same hardware, storage and network devices as the other tenants in the cloud. Meeting compliance requirements, such as PCI or SOX, is not possible in the public cloud.
- No Control of Hardware Performance – In the public cloud, you can’t select the hardware, cache or storage performance (SATA or SAS). Your virtual server is placed on whatever hardware and network, the public cloud provider designates for you.
- Self Managed – with the high volume, utility model, self managed systems are required for this business model to make sense. Advantage here for the technical buyers that like to setup and manage the details of their servers. Disadvantage for those that want a fully managed solution.