The following example shows how we at Global Access perform maintenance on our Enterprise Advanced Cloud infrastructure, with absolutely no downtime for our customers’ services. We achieve this by using a technology that currently cannot be found anywhere else on the German cloud market.
Historically, the main benefit of operating databases on dedicated servers was faster processing speed when compared to virtual machines. However, today’s virtual infrastructure not only keeps pace with the speed of dedicated-server hardware, but also provides advantages that were impossible with pre-cloud technology.
In case you’re on the fence about whether to take your apps to the cloud, let’s put it this way: Would you drill a well because you want water? Would you build a power plant because you want electricity? Would you buy a cow because you want milk? Course not! There are skilled experts out there already, taking care of your water, your power, and…well…your cows – especially here in Bavaria, the home of our ultra-secure data centers.
IN DECEMBER 2008 WALMART HAD A TRAFFIC OUTREACH ON ITS WEBSITE 5 TIMES MORE THAN USUAL. WITHOUT IAAS WALMART WOULD HAVE SPENT AN AVERAGE OF 80% MORE JUST TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON. BECAUSE IAAS PROVIDES ELASTICITY AND SCALABILITY, ORGANIZATIONS CAN RAMP UP AND GET THE JOB DONE (AND GET THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE TO MARKET) MORE RAPIDLY.