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CLOUD
COMPUTING

Cloud is a modern form of data processing that facilitates use of advanced software technologies without the need of licensing, installing on owned hardware, or administering the system. The foundation of cloud computing is widely understood virtualization of resources, i.e.: servers, desktops, mass storages, network infrastructure. There are three models of cloud computing: SaaS, IaaS and PaaS.

SaaS (Software as a Service)

The software is assessed via a web browser. The Customer has access to the different applications – not necessarily connected to each other with a single interface.

Payment fee is charged per every service transaction and access to the software is granted on demand.

e.g. access to ERP system

IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)

IaaS offers computer infrastructure. It eliminates the need for: purchase of servers and software licenses; creation of data center site; network equipment. The Customers do not have to worry about backups, security and availability of certain functions in their own infrastructure.

e.g. hire of computing power

PaaS (Platform as a Service)

Customers get a computer platform and a solution pack facilitating application deployment. The solution eliminates expenditures connected with purchase and maintenance of equipment and employment of qualified staff required for management of the resources.

e.g. virtual desktop, license and application availability

Case Study

Kompania Węglowa S.A.

ELZAB S.A.

VidCom.pl Sp. z o.o.

Problem

Kompania Węglowa S.A. was established out of five mining companies that had applied different IT systems, based on the local technical infrastructure. Therefore, the company had problems in obtaining quick, consolidated information about all the plants. They also had a problem with coherent business processes, reflected in IT systems.

Solution – SaaS + IaaS + PaaS

COIG S.A. offered introduction of central, in-house developed IT systems, managing the basic business areas of KW S.A. (financials, logistics, sales, manufacturing), addressed to the mining industry, on basis of full availability from the Data Center, taking over all responsibilities connected with providing technical infrastructure, application, data base administering , information security and data processing, ensuring Service Desk support in accordance with best business practices.

Problem

Due to implementation of an ERP system there was also a need for implementation of a new hardware platform. Because of the high investment expenditures, it was considered to apply the model of hardware and software provided by and external supplier.

Solution – PaaS, administering of Windows systems, VPN broadband connections, VPN Remote Access, backup.

The company decided to apply COIG S.A. Data Center hosting, backup and system administering services. Additionally, all units were connected through VPN broadband connection.

Problem

The dynamically growing market of videoconference services and the increase of the connection has brought the necessity for an efficient, flexible and reliable IT environment for the present and future Customers.

Solution – IaaS, virtual servers, storage space, backup, redundant internet connection.

What can be gained? cloud