Cloud-based services are increasingly catching attention for ease of use and a potential boost to profitability. That's leading some firms to make more cloud-based services available, and for German operator QSC, it's recently brought a whole slate of tools to the cloud with its Pure Enterprise Cloud, a completely cloud-based information and communications technology (ICT) suite.
The Pure Enterprise Cloud system gives users access to most any application—both standard and individually-built—from just about any end appliance, regardless of location of access. QSC offers a complete broadband network to serve as both means of access and data travel, and QSC has bolsters its data centers in advance of the release to make sure these are up to the task of handling all that throughput. Since the data centers are both ISO and TUV certified, it's a safe bet that Pure Enterprise Cloud will be able to handle what's thrown at it, which is likely to be quite a bit.
Pure Enterprise Cloud is geared toward the upper end of the small and medium-sized business (SMB) tier, stretching into light enterprise, as it's targeting companies with 200 to 5,000 IT workplaces. There's quite a bit under that Pure Enterprise Cloud umbrella, as reports note that the complete operation will include things like desktop operations, telephony, and even some industry-specific material like SAP (News - Alert). Users are then invoiced according to what services are actually used and for how long, a “pay-per-use” model.
This isn't the first time we've seen service providers make moves toward the cloud. It may, however, be one of the first times we've seen such a complete move to the cloud. The Pure Enterprise Cloud system is offering up a lot of services in one handy package, and that versatility is going to make it a real value-provider for a lot of firms. When companies can pick and choose what's needed, and have plenty of options all from one company on a pay-per-use model, there's not much reason to go with anyone else. Unless, of course, there's a needed service that the Pure Enterprise Cloud system is missing, and I can't help but think that if QSC actually found out about such a service, it'd be falling all over itself to get that service in play.
Specialization can be a good thing, but generalization also has some potential to strike a chord in certain market niches. QSC's Pure Enterprise Cloud system is offering quite a bit to potential users, and putting it all into a cloud-based environment makes it not only more accessible but also more useful. With an increasingly mobile workforce that needs access to such tools, QSC is likely to see substantial demand for this new system in the months ahead.