Cloud & Edge Computing

Cloud Computing is the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale.

Cloud computing can be deployed in different ways depending on what services a business needs. The first thing to consider is the deployment model—public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud. The next element is the service category—SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a service).

Cloud is a continuum of capabilities spanning from public to edge and everything in between and Ampersand Cloud experts will support you in your journey to Cloud to meet the business advantages of Cloud computing which are Agility, Elasticity, Cost Savings, Security, Competitive advantage and Sustainability.

Edge Computing refers to a range of networks and devices at or near the user. Edge is about processing data closer to where it’s being generated, enabling processing at greater speeds and volumes, leading to greater action-led results in real time. Putting compute at the edge allows companies to improve how they manage and use physical assets and create new interactive, human experiences. Some examples of edge use cases include self-driving cars, autonomous robots, smart equipment data and automated retail.


Some of the components of Edge include:

Edge Devices: Internet of Things (IoT) devices, point of sales (POS) systems, robots, vehicles and sensors can all be edge devices—if they compute locally and talk to the cloud.

Network Edge: 5G brings extremely powerful wireless connectivity to edge computing with low latency and high cellular speed, which brings exciting opportunities like autonomous drones, remote telesurgery, smart city projects and much more. The network edge can be particularly useful in cases where it is too costly and complicated to put compute on premises and yet high responsiveness is required (meaning the cloud is too distant).

On Premises Infrastructure: These are for managing local systems and connecting to the network and could be servers, routers, containers, hubs or bridges.

Some benefits of Edge Computing include:
  • Rapid response
  • High data volume
  • Privacy
  • Remote areas
  • Autonomous operations



Our Cloud and Edge Services include:

Cloud Advisory

  • Strategize: Our Cloud experts will set goals, map resources and understand your network, making the most informed and vendor-neutral recommendations while helping you plan the smoothest migration to the cloud.
    • Preparation: Our cloud experts help you determine if your environment is cloud and migration ready, what may be missing and how to plan ahead for it.
    • Planning: We will work with you to discuss business drivers, your environments strengths and weaknesses, and plan how to get you to your ideal outcomes.

Migration Services

  • Migration: Our cloud migration team starts by understanding your existing IT environment and provides you with insight and support for your cloud deployment and migration requirements.
  • Modernization

Managed Services
Ampersand provides managed services including managing, hosting, migrating and evolving your infrastructure in the cloud.

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