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Whether it’s cloud storage or backup, PBX or consulting, Solid Systems has you covered.

What are Cloud Services?

“Cloud services” is a term for a wide range of cloud solutions that companies and customers can get on demand over the internet through cloud computing. Some popular cloud services include:

These cloud solutions make it easy and cost effective to get to apps and resources, without having to set up infrastructure or hardware on your own. Most employees use cloud services every day at work, whether they realise it or not. For example, they might check their email or work together on a document using cloud-based applications.

Cloud computing vendors and service providers take care of everything about cloud services, from infrastructure to security. Customers can access these cloud solutions from the providers’ servers, so a business doesn’t have to host applications on its own servers, reducing costs and maintenance efforts.

What are the key benefits of Cloud Services?

Data is the backbone of any modern business. Storing information safely and securely is more important than ever before, especially since the introduction of regulations like the POPI Act in South Africa and GDPR in the EU. But with remote and hybrid work becoming ever more prominent, on-premises solutions are no longer meeting the data storage needs of companies around the world. Hard drives are unreliable, while procuring and maintaining your own servers is both an expensive process and a complicated one which most companies don’t have the resources to manage.

So where should companies turn for their infrastructure, software and storage solutions? To the cloud.

While the thought of storing all your files and documents online may seem like a daunting one, there are countless benefits to using a cloud service. Here are just some advantages of keeping your data in the cloud:

Cost Effective

Use and pay for precisely the amount of storage that you need. This means that you’re not paying for unnecessary space, and can always expand or reduce your plan as needed.

On Demand

Only use the services you need, when you need them without the need for unnecessary expenditure. Simply add or remove services as needed, and reduce maintenance costs.


Whether you’re a small organisation with basic storage requirements, or part of a global chain whose needs exceed the norm, you can access scalable services that can be adjusted to meet your business demands.


The data stored in each service on cloud platforms can be accessed by those who need it from anywhere in the world, as long as they have internet access, allowing for seamless collaboration.

What makes Solid Systems a leading Cloud Services Provider in South Africa and the UK?​

As a cloud service provider, Solid Systems is perfectly placed to cater to your needs, offering a wide range of cloud based services  to suit South African and international businesses. From cloud storage, to cloud backup and disaster recovery, to cloud PBX systems, to consulting on a wide array of cloud services, Solid Systems has you covered.
For the past two decades, we have been helping businesses around South Africa and abroad find the right solutions to help them grow. If you’re ready to work with an IT company in Cape Town, an IT company in Johannesburg, or an IT company in the UK who puts your business first, and wants to see you making more money, then get in touch with Solid Systems to learn more about how our cloud services and cloud computing solutions can help you do just that.

Solid Systems has you covered

From security to accessibility, cloud services are a must for every modern workplace. Talk to us about how your business can make the most of the latest cloud solutions.

Which Cloud Services does Solid Systems offer?

Whether you need help with your cloud migration, are looking for advice from cloud consultants, or need a reliable and human technology partner to manage your cloud storage, cloud PBX or cloud hosting needs, Solid Systems is here to help. Here are just some of the cloud service solutions that we provide:

Cloud Backup

Not only can Solid Systems help you to back up your data, but we can also restore your system from backup in a matter of minutes should disaster strike, boosting business continuity and helping your company to grow exponentially.


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Cloud Computing

Rent Azure virtual machines on demand, as you need them, to act as a server and help you run your apps. Cloud computing as a service gives you the freedom and the infrastructure that your business needs to operate efficiently and effectively in the cloud.


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Cloud Consulting

Let us help your business reach its true potential with consulting, strategic technology planning and road mapping that covers a wide range of technologies, including cloud services. Exceed your goals and plan for the future with Solid Systems.


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Cloud Hosting

We offer dedicated domain, database, and web-hosting services on cloud infrastructure in data centres both locally and abroad. This makes the management of your business’ online presence simple and secure.


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Cloud Migration

Are you ready to make the most of cloud services and digitally transform your business? The first step is migrating your data and systems into the cloud. As cloud migration specialists, we can make the process as painless as possible.


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Cloud Storage

Give your teams access to the files they need, wherever they are in the world, and whatever device they’re. This dependable, cost-effective, pay-as-you-go cloud service makes file management and collaboration a breeze.


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Cloud VoIP | Cloud PBX

No more need to rely on Telkom landlines or exorbitant cell phone bills. Reduce telephone costs substantially with a cloud PBX solution that offers genuine per-second billing. Your customers won’t even be able to tell the difference.


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How do Cloud Services work, and what are the types of Cloud Services in South Africa and abroad?

Rather than having your own servers and hard drives dedicated to the storage of vital documentation, which can be a costly and unreliable solution if they aren’t maintained correctly, businesses can use the cloud computing services offered by third-party providers. A cloud services provider maintains their own servers, and ensures the security of all data stored on their infrastructure, and you simply pay for the space that you need. This makes cloud as a service an affordable, secure and accessible solution for companies in South Africa and around the world.
Cloud services come in a variety of different forms to suit your needs as a business:

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Rather than buying server hardware and maintaining it yourself, cloud computing service providers offer solutions for development, networking and storage infrastructure, and maintain them on your behalf, leaving you free to concentrate on your business without having to worry about the hardware behind it.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Give your developers a structure that they can use to create personalised apps. Platforms like Microsoft Azure provide servers for development, allowing you to maintain control of your developed applications, while they maintain and control the servers themselves.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

SaaS are online tools for companies to use, often without the need for downloading or installing applications, but accessible from a web browser. These tools, like the email services of Microsoft 365, are often managed by many a cloud service company in South Africa and around the world.

What about Cloud Services in South Africa? Why are they so popular?

Cloud services have been growing in popularity across the globe, but they have been on the rise in South Africa in particular, partly because of the rampant power crisis that the country has experienced. Outages like load-shedding make it difficult for businesses to get servers on-premise to work efficiently, and hardware also becomes more prone to disaster thanks to the surges when power returns.

This makes cloud services an ideal solution within Johannesburg, Cape Town, and across South Africa, with many businesses partnering with their preferred cloud services company and investing in both private and public cloud services. While private cloud services are limited to one organisation, a public services of cloud computing are shared between organisations, allowing the fees associated with them to be shared as well.

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As a Microsoft Gold Certified organisation, we are perfectly placed to help with your IT Services. We’re just a click away, so don’t hesitate to contact us.

Since 2003, Solid Systems have specialised in delivering leading technology solutions and offering guidance to organisations in South Africa and abroad, in the most human way possible.
We love technology and the exciting ways that it evolves, and are constantly improving the tools that we use. But humans are at the heart of our business. That’s why we value each relationship and prioritise a personal approach, finding solutions that deliver results for your company in the best way possible.

With our highly skilled and passionate professionals behind us, and the latest and most sophisticated tools at their disposal, we ensure that the businesses we work with are constantly evolving, and can step into the future with confidence.

    Frequently asked questions

    What are the 4 types of cloud computing?

    While we looked at 3 types of cloud services above, there are actually 4 types of cloud computing solutions. These are:

    Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    Software as a Service (SaaS)
    Function as a Service (FaaS)

    Because FaaS solutions are generally used by developers for coding purposes, we find that this is a service that most SME businesses don’t need.

    What is the main purpose of cloud services?

    One of the main uses for cloud solutions is storing files and data online rather than on-premises. In many ways this makes it more secure, while still remaining accessible. You can ensure that the right people will have the access that they need, no matter where they are in the world and no matter which device they may be using.

    How are cloud services delivered?

    Cloud services are online based, which means that they can be accessed from anywhere in the world. This makes cloud solutions ideal for businesses that are embracing remote and hybrid work environments, since your teams don’t need to be on-premises in your office to access the files and data that they need to work efficiently.

    What is an example of cloud computing?

    Microsoft 365 is a perfect example of cloud computing. It’s a range of different products and solutions, including Microsoft Office, Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint, which all come together to provide businesses with cloud solutions that give their humans access to all of the files, data and apps that they need to be productive and efficient in everything that they do.

    What are the benefits of cloud services?

    We could talk all day about the benefits of using a cloud service! But there are four main advantages are seeing companies around the world migrating to the cloud: cost-effectiveness, on-demand services, scalability and availability.

    What is the future of cloud computing?

    As more and more businesses are embracing cloud computing, the availability, affordability and variety of cloud services on offer are increasing. This makes it easier than ever for businesses around the world to adopt cloud services, and ensures that cloud services will be around for many years to come.

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