Why should I move my business to the cloud?
Moving your business to the cloud comes with a number of benefits
- Save cost on hardware and infrastructure
- Improve security and backups
- Scale easily and quickly
- Improve collaboration between employees and teams
How do I move and what's it going to cost?
This can vary on the size of your business but not as much as you'd think. Often, the largest cost can be the loss of productivity suffered if your infrastructure goes down. We ensure next to no downtime when you migrate to the cloud.
Which cloud platform should I choose?
Each provider comes with their own set of strengths. Visit our Services
page for an overview of each or get in touch with us and we'll help you choose the provider best suited to your needs.
When can I move?
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What is Cloud Infrastructure?
A cloud-based infrastructure has several key components, including, but not limited to a combination of:
- Network devices, and
- Other storage resources
How is Cloud Infrastructure Categorized?
Cloud infrastructure generally is categorized into three parts that all collaborate to create a cloud service:
- Computing: The computing portion of the infrastructure is delivered by server racks in order to deliver cloud services for various services and partners ie. online banking apps.
- Networking: To transfer data externally as well as between computer and storage systems, this part of the infrastructure relies on routers and switches.
- Storage: A cloud infrastructure will likely need considerable storage often using a combination of hard disks and flash storage.
What is the Cloud?
The cloud is made up of countless servers and data storage centers accessed via heavily-encrypted, high-speed data connections.
What is cloud storage?
Cloud storage involves storing data on hardware in a remote physical location, which can be accessed from any device via the internet. Cloud storage is one of the top benefits of cloud computing.
How will I benefit from cloud technology?
Cloud solutions include, cost saving, added flexibility / ease of use, cyber security and maintaining a competitive advantage.
What do I need to do to prepare for cloud migration?
A successful cloud migration requires the planning and execution of a comprehensive strategy that sets migration goals, creates a timeline, anticipates challenges, and defines the project’s success.
How do I develop a cloud strategy?
Assess current cloud/IT capabilities, define your ideal environment, define current gaps in current capabilities , prioritize needs based on gaps.
Which cloud service model should I use?
Decide what data and applications you want to move to the cloud and research which service will suit you best.
What is required to support a cloud service?
Basic networking capability to connect you to the internet and your cloud, only then will you gain access to your business cloud storage.
What is a workload in the cloud?
A cloud workload is a distinct capacity or work function that we put on a cloud instance. It can be a Hadoop node, a Web server, a database, or a container, among other things.
What workloads can I move to the cloud?
All workloads are not equal, and not all workloads will see a measurable effect on the bottom line from moving to the cloud.
Will my company need to hire more IT staff to handle the transition?
The major appeals of working with a cloud service provider is that they handle the ins and outs of your cloud transition.
How will my it departments benefit from the cloud?
Your IT department will spend less time on maintenance and be free to spend more time focusing on strategic initiatives to increase your company’s bottom line.
What is the best approach when making the move?
The best approach is to shift the operations gradually to avoid data losses or manipulation during the shift.
How do I know if cloud is right for my business?
Evaluate if cloud services are right for your business from a strategic and operational perspective. Determine your current set-up to understand the benefits of moving to the cloud, especially in areas such as.
What types of cloud services do businesses use?
Business use three types of cloud services to store their data and provide services: public, private and hybrid.
How will I know which cloud computing solution fits my business needs?
An organization should complete a cloud feasibility assessment to ensure the selection of the proper solution that meets their goals.
Do I have to bring my whole company to the cloud?
Your on-premise infrastructure can be used in conjunction with the cloud. Integrating both is called Hybrid Computing, and it’s a very popular approach in today’s business world.
What is the difference between Cloud cost vs Traditional infrastructure.
Comparing cloud services to traditional infrastructure-based of a single “cost” metric will likely disregard some of the major advantages the cloud offers development teams and your business.
How is my on premise infrastructure compared to the cloud?
On-premise applications are reliable, secure, and allow enterprises to maintain a level of control that the cloud often cannot. However various IT professionals that in addition to their on-premise and legacy systems, they'll need to leverage new cloud and SaaS applications to achieve their business goals.
What is a Cloud Application?
A cloud application is an Internet-based program where some, or all, of the processing logic and data storage is processed in the cloud
Can I get more cloud storage as my business grows?
The cloud offers virtually unlimited storage capacity when compared to typical hard drive and server limits, and is flexible — if your business needs more storage, you can upgrade at any time.
You’ll also be able to scale your cloud usage up or down on an as-needed basis and only pay for what you are actually using.
What else to consider when migrating?
With the migration to the cloud, companies might have to modify or at times completely revamp their mission, staff, resources, authority, and the funding in various departments to get the work going with the new cloud environment.