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We’ll free you from the fog of jargon

When it comes to the cloud, many computer users are lost in a fog of jargon. But there’s no need to be. HBP Systems will do the understanding for you; that’s what we’re here for.

We’ll explain things like SaaS and IaaS-hosted VMs, and what they can do for you. We’ll tell the story in simple terms in the context of your business, helping you to make informed decisions.

Should you opt for SaaS applications or servers on the premises; use private or public cloud; or even hosted VMs with IaaS? We know the answer, and we’re here to help.

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Business are opting for Cloud computig services for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to: convenience, scalability, low costs, security, anytime, anywhere access and minimal downtime.

We’re experienced in delivering cloud solutions, and we’re never further than a phone call away to offer advice and support, undertake installations or migration, implement cloud backup solutions, and everything in between.

Cloud IT Solutions Explained

A cloud solution is any service users tap into ‘on demand’ via the internet rather than accessing it through a company’s in-house servers. Cloud services are designed to provide easy, scalable access to applications, resources, and services, and are fully managed by a cloud services provider.

A cloud service flexes to meet the needs of its users. Because the service provider supplies the necessary hardware and software there’s no need for a company to provide its own resources or employ IT staff to manage them. Examples of cloud services are online data storage and backup solutions, web-based e-mail services, hosted office suites and document collaboration services, database processing, managed technical support services and more.

How the Cloud Can Benefit Your Business

The biggest impact of the cloud is its ability to transform IT from a cost and a headache to a flexible, affordable driver of innovation. It eliminates the burden of constantly installing, updating, managing, and supporting hardware and software. With a cloud-based solution the maintenance and security work happens behind the scenes, so your time can be spent concentrating on running your business. What’s more, employees can access company systems from anywhere in the world that has a WiFi signal.

Cut Costs and Adds Value

Cloud computing solutions not only deliver cashflow benefits by allowing businesses to pay for services they need on an monthly basis, but also eliminate the need for substantial capital expenditure on hardware and software.

Zero Downtime

Unlimited storage offered by infinite scalability allows downtime-free running of your systems. Automatic back-ups ensure work is never lost.

Flexibility and Collaboration

The ability to store your data where it’s accessible to everyone at all times delivers the reputation-enhancing flexibility to react to customers’ changing demands.


Cloud data storage involves sophisticated levels of encryption to block hackers’ attempts to intercept your files.

Cloud Jargon-Buster

SaaS – Software as a Service

Specific applications delivered through the cloud, typically for scenarios such as email, office productivity, customer relationship management, marketing analytics, and so on.

IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service

A step beyond SaaS. IaaS-based businesses have their entire data centre, including storage, servers, and software, on the cloud. Essentially, they outsource management, security, and maintenance to the cloud provider.

PaaS – Platform as a Service

PaaS provides a complete operating system environment in the cloud, where customers can develop and deploy software, applications, and services. The principal advantage is that PaaS systems scale seamlessly to provide consistent quality of service.


Virtualisation is the process of running a computer system in a layer abstracted from the actual hardware. Most commonly, it refers to running multiple operating systems on a computer system simultaneously

Public Cloud

Services offered to multiple users (or ‘tenants’) in a single data centre.

Private Cloud

Private cloud is a dedicated data centre or server environment used by a single customer or tenant.

Hybrid Cloud

A combination of private and public cloud services, some public cloud services as well as on-premises computing resources.

Cloud Services Case Study

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