Long before cloud
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) became buzz words, eBridge set out
to build an enterprise-class data center that could offer hosted applications for
small to medium sized businesses at an affordable price. We remain committed to
helping our subscribers realize cloud computing's level of responsiveness, effectiveness
and operational efficiency - all without the added burden of an in-house system
or IT staff.
The many advantages of hosted cloud computing solutions include:
- Predictable cost: Not only do hosted applications eliminate the
cost of infrastructure, software, space, special power, security and cooling, they
also reduce the need for additional IT support staff or managed service provider
(MSP) contracts to manage your on-site solution.
- Focus: Moving non-core applications to the cloud allows IT staff
to focus on internal applications and systems; moving core infrastructure to the
cloud provides 24/7 coverage and helps your internal IT department monitor and manage
more systems with less staff.
- Manageability: Centralizing application provides improved reporting
and better metrics on how your systems are being accessed and used. This can help
companies with everything from auditing and budgeting to security and compliance
- Availability: Hosted applications don’t go home at the end
of the day, making them a 24/7/365 model of key importance to anyone
who has dealt with service outages or natural disasters. If you have to pick up
and move or your office becomes inaccessible, hosted applications can allow you
to resume business from any reliable Internet connection.
- Scalability: A hosted applications provider can absorb usage
spikes with no planning or preparation on the part of the customer. Add staff, add
a whole new shift, or even outsource functions offshore for after-hours customer
support - your applications and hosted infrastructure will easily accommodate
Industry research on hosted apps and cloud computing
Cloud Computing: Key Considerations to Adopting (Infosys)
Introduction to Cloud