With so many types of cloud and cloud services available, it is natural for you to be confused. In addition, cloud providers choose to complicate the situation by adding their own names to various cloud offers. We are here to explain all computing services quickly and simply;
- Web Hosting: The simplest type of cloud hosting. If you only have an e-commerce or non-commerce website to manage then you do not need to mingle with the overly complicated world of cloud hosting. MassiveGRID provides High Availability Web Hosting for specific needs, from e-commerce to application development and testing.
- Platform as a Service (PaaS): Platform-as-a-Service is a cloud platform that allows developers to develop, deploy and manage applications and databases of all types in a user-friendly environment. In addition, PaaS can lead to up to 40% of cloud cost savings, since the pricing model charges only for utilized resources, not resource limits.
- Cloud Server: A typically low-cost, low-resource server with shared resources among numerous tenants in a node. Great for startups and new projects or testing, since it is scalable and provides increased flexibility at a good value-for-money. However, established businesses should not expect to run on low-cost cloud servers since “busy neighbor” problems and limited resources can harm them. MassiveGRID’s High Availability Cloud Servers provide the industry’s best value-for-money, since we do not oversell our servers so there’s hardly any busy neighbor problems, while enjoying maximum flexibility at a low cost.
- Bare-Metal Server: In contrast to VMs (virtual machines) they are deployed specifically for the needs of one tenant, not multiple users. This way there is no chance of experiencing low efficiency due to numerous tenants competing for the node’s resources. Although bare-metal servers guarantee dedicated resources, they cannot guarantee overall reliability. Hardware failures can take hours to be identified and up to days for failed hardware components to be replaced. The same goes for network and power infrastructure.
- Cloud Dedicated Server: Increased resources, increased security and reliability. It is similar to a bare-metal server, only virtual. In a large deployed node, resources are segmented according to tenants’ needs and they remain dedicated to each tenant. In addition, they remain reliable thanks to their virtual flexibility. Providers large enough benefit from economies of scale and deploy large nodes that they can split up in numerous virtualized dedicated servers. MassiveGRID offers High Availability Cloud Dedicated Servers that offer ultimate reliability thanks to KVM virtualization; uptime is not even affected by hardware, network or power problems thanks to the near-instant re-deployment of servers on healthy nodes, when needed. IT engineers are then able to work on troubleshooting without the pressure of the clients’ downtime. This allows MassiveGRID to resolve any potential issues in the best possible way, instead of coming up with “quick n’ dirty” solutions of high risk and low efficiency. Cloud dedicated servers are ideal for established businesses and business-critical projects that need increased reliability.
- Virtual Private Cloud: As opposed to public cloud services, private cloud computing allows organizations to benefit from increased processing throughput due to increased resources and a higher cloud efficiency, since it is possible to create numerous virtual desktops with internal networking. You don’t need to compete over resources either. MassiveGRID offers High Availability Virtual Private Cloud Hosting in Tier-4 Data Centers. This provides very high security and compliance. Larger enterprises can boost their growth and efficiency through MassiveGRID’s VPC solutions.
- Private IT Infrastructure: The ultimate cloud solution for large organizations that can benefit from ultimate control of their cloud infrastructure and operations. MassiveGRID replicates its High Availability architecture and plans, designs, implements and manages your organization’s IT infrastructure on-premises. For more information, see how we can manage and deploy your Private IT Infrastructure.
Now you can choose the ideal cloud model for your needs.