APSC (AssessorIT Private Shared Cloud) is our platform and comprehensive Cloud Services framework, which allows us to provide from Teleworking systems through remote desktop (VDI) to hosting all kinds of services.
We began delivering Managed Cloud Services in late 2009 (long before the term Cloud became ubiquitous) with Citrix XenApp 6.5 for a public sector company. We published a fire control application based on Arcgis maps that had to be accessible to dispersed and mobile users throughout the province of Barcelona, even from rural and forest areas. From there, we expanded our customer base with companies that wanted state-of-the-art computer systems, but were not interested in having infrastructure in their facilities, or investing in expensive servers, firewalls, backup systems, etc., but rather in focusing on your business and delegate the IT systems to a highly trusted specialized partner.
We have our own infrastructure of physical servers, UTM firewalls and space in disk cabinets to run virtual Servers and client applications in an environment of High Availability and Security. We have CPD (rented from our strategic partner ColtTelecom) in Barcelona (main facility) and in Madrid (contingency facility for clients who request it). We are currently working on Hybrid Cloud with Azure and AWS, but many of our customers do not want their data to be scattered across Europe.
Subscription and payment is by monthly fee. Only the services and software that the client needs are subscribed, although depending on the duration of the contract and the complexity of the environment there may be a start-up cost.