Public Cloud

Rock-solid infrastructure for your growing business

Take advantage of our shared pool of auto-scaled cloud resources
This is great for those looking to get started with the “cloud.” PointClick’s public cloud is ideal for short-term, high capacity needs.

Whether you are building an e-commerce site, housing a custom web application or simply looking to host a test/development environment, our public cloud gives you the performance, security, and cost-efficiency that your business needs. It’s the simplest way to build the scale you need to handle your traffic.

Private Cloud

A bespoke cloud solution built just right for your dynamic business

For serious applications with serious workloads
PointClick’s private cloud unites the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of a public cloud while delivering secure and high availability hosting solutions to successfully meet the rigorous standards that companies, business groups or organizations follow. A private cloud platform can be ideal for companies with multiple applications involving serious mission-critical workloads.

Who benefits most from a private cloud?
SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) application developers, digital media agencies and e-commerce vendors with high traffic can benefit greatly from having an isolated environment. A private cloud would have high performance, protection of sensitive customer data, as well as having the capability to quickly scale-up to meet end-user demands. You’ll have the flexibility to choose your computing resources (whether you need 4, 8, or maybe 100 quad cores) and storage (whether 5 TB, 10 TB or beyond) that matches your business goals and technical requirements.

Hybrid Cloud

The power to flex and expand your environment on a solid infrastructure

Your digital product is dynamic. Although a large portion of your infrastructure is stable and there for the long term, there may be periods where you need to scale up or down very quickly. If this happens, you want to keep your specialized applications or sensitive data on managed physical servers and seamlessly integrate all of your other cloud servers.

You might need a Hybrid Cloud
Many businesses want the benefits of the cloud, but require multiple IT platforms due to legacy applications, regulatory mandates, or special IT attributes such as heavy spikes in traffic.

Unlike some providers who use a “one-size-fits-all” approach, PointClick can mix and match any of our server architectures into a hybrid managed cloud environment. Because hybrid hosting provides the most flexible and versatile cloud deployment services, stand-alone components can run independently or as part of a network. You can connect a co-located and/or dedicated environment to a private or public cloud via a private dedicated network. You can also replicate to a secondary PointClick data center for secure availability of all mission-critical data and applications.

Cloud Security

Pointclick’s cloud security framework

We take your security seriously and include four key components with our security framework

  • Proprietary security policy covering standards, baselines, and standard operating procedures
  • Proprietary security policy covering external requirements — regulatory and industry obligations
  • Control activities with designated owners to ensure that requirements and policy are followed
  • Audits make sure that the control activities are carried out, requirements met, and security policy is followed

Defense-in-Depth: Our Security’s Best Practice
Defense-in-depth has controls at multiple layers and employs protection mechanisms, developing risk mitigation strategies, and responding effectively to attacks when they occur. Our tiered system of security means that more sensitive information is protected with complex measures, and results in improved capacity to prevent breaches and lessen the impact of a security incident. Defense-in-depth strategy means that if one area should fail, protections are in place in other areas to compensate.

Cloud Security Incident Response Process
Our incident response process is ongoing, even without any incidents occurring and always researching to stay up-to-date on the latest threats. This helps PointClick’s response team identify the cause and quickly contain the breach. Next, we put in place mitigating measures to prevent future occurrences of a breach. Services are recovered as quickly as possible, and this step also includes extensive testing of the mitigation put in place.

The last step in this ongoing process is possibly the most important: the team evaluates what happened, documents lessons learned, and puts forth a preventative action plan.

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