Cloud Solutions to Help Grow Your Business
Cloud computing allows your business to move part (or all) of the company’s technology infrastructure into the Cloud. There is a lot of confusion on the internet regarding the “Cloud”, “it in the cloud”, “Cloud Solutions”, and what it means. Essentially, the Cloud is a different name for a data center from which you can lease hardware resources. Instead of purchasing a server for your organization for which you will need to provide space, cooling, maintenance, and electricity a company may choose to lease this server from a reputable data center.
A big advantage of Cloud computing is the ability to not just lease a server, but to purchase hardware resources on demand. Traditionally, when you purchased a server you would need to estimate how much space, power, and resources you would need to last for the next 3 to 5 years. Cloud computing allows you can lease the exact amount of resources you need today without the additional costs.
As your business grows you can allocate additional resources to the server and receive an instant performance boost. If the need for a specific server decreases you can reduce the resources for that server and cut down costs. With Cloud Solutions you may not even need a server. Hosted e-Mail, hosted accounting systems and CRM systems are just some of Cloud Solutions available today.
Additional benefits of Cloud Solutions include data redundancy, backup, and content delivery networks (the ability to deliver your data to different sections of the world instantly).
There are many variations of Cloud computing such as public cloud, private cloud, government cloud, and shared cloud. How your business is organized will determine the best way your company can take advantage of Cloud Solutions. Expert Computer Solutions works with businesses to determine the benefits of moving resources to a Cloud using the following steps:
Discovery: Determine current company needs and establish opportunities for improvement with Cloud Solution.
Proposal: Outline the benefits and possible draw backs of moving the resources into the Cloud; establish a complete road map to Cloud migration.
Testing: Create a production ready test environment; assign power users and ECS representatives to test and resolve possible issues that will affect functionality and performance.
Implementation: Deploy new Cloud resources; provide adequate training resources and help desk services to assure a smooth transition.
Maintenance: Establish maintenance guidelines to maintain security and keep your Cloud Solution(s) running problem free.
Please contact us if your business is considering it in the cloud or you would like to know how Cloud Solutions can help your company.
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