How The Cloud Works
Cloud computing describes a delivery model for services via the Internet, including payroll services. Cloud computing customers do not own the physical infrastructure, instead rent the service and avoid capital expenditure. Customers pay only for the resources they use. Cloud computing allows highly sensitive payroll data to be secure, backed up and available at all times. This method also means services are scalable and easy to customise.
Benefits of Cloud:
- Efficient, flexible and quick to implement
- Pay for what you use
- Secure data at all times
- On demand, real time updates
- 24/7 visibility of workforce
- Scalable, both up and down
- Easy to customise and quick to adjust
- Cost effective, no costly server downtime
- No expensive IT costs
- Green – less energy used by servers
and no separate in house servers
- Software as a Service – The modern way
to drive software
Acrede’s Cloud Advantage
Not only does Acrede keep data secure, we use cloud technology to improve our efficiency and cost effectiveness to clients.
Our live site is hosted in a secure, private cloud environment.
Private cloud technology provides all the advantages of virtualisation, enabling quick deployment and low cost of ownership. For data protection purposes, you can be sure exactly where your data is held, including in which jurisdiction, and that it will not be shared with any other businesses; making it the ideal solution for payroll.
Acrede uses approved data centres that comply with all the Sarbanes Oxley and ISO27001 security accreditations; whilst being able to deliver on demand cloud technology with all its cost benefits and elasticity.
A public cloud is used where a service provider makes resources such as payroll applications available over the internet. Public cloud services
are offered on a pay-per-usage model.
The main benefits of using a public cloud service are:
- Easy and inexpensive set-up because hardware, application and bandwidth costs are covered
by the provider
- Scalability to meet your company’s needs
- No wasted resources because you pay for
what you use
Public clouds are very useful for testing and QA,
as servers can be deployed in minutes.