Cloud Adoption

If you’re planning on migrating to the cloud, we’ve got the experts to help get you there. But first, here’s a beginner’s guide to everything cloud-related.

What is Cloud Adoption?

Cloud computing is an increasingly popular delivery method of computing services over the internet. Servers, storage, databases, software, and analytics can be accessed over the internet – or “the cloud” – to provide increased flexibility, efficiency, and economies of scale. In the past few years cloud adoption has increased significantly, as it provides considerable value over traditional datacenters —achieving greater scalability, cost efficiency, and improved performance. By migrating to the cloud, you can save up to 80 percent over the total cost of running a traditional solution on-premises.

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The Three Clouds:

PUBLIC

Public Clouds are owned and operated by third-party cloud service providers, which deliver their computing resources like servers and storage over the Internet. With a public cloud, all hardware, software, and other supporting infrastructure is owned and managed by the cloud provider. You access these services and manage your account using a web browser.

PRIVATE

Private Clouds refers to cloud computing resources used exclusively by a single business or organization. A private cloud can be physically located on the company’s on-site datacenter. Many companies also pay third-party service providers to host their private cloud. A private cloud is one in which the services and infrastructure are maintained on a private network.

HYBRID

Hybrid Clouds combine public + private clouds, bound together by technology that allows data and apps to be shared between the two. By allowing data to move between private and public clouds, a hybrid cloud gives your business greater flexibility, more deployment options, and helps optimize your existing infrastructure, security, and compliance.

Most cloud computing services fall into four broad categories:

Knowing what they are and how they’re different makes it much easier to accomplish your business goals.

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provides

access to server hardware, storage, network capacity, and other fundamental computing resources.

Platform as a service (PaaS)

provides access to basic operating software and services to develop and use customer-created software applications.

Software as a service (SaaS)

provides integrated access to a provider’s software applications. With SaaS, cloud providers host/manage the software application and central infrastructure and handle any maintenance (software upgrades and security patching).

Serverless computing

is computing that technically still requires servers, so the name is misleading. However, it focuses on building app functionality without spending time continually managing the servers and infrastructure required to do so. The cloud provider handles the setup, capacity planning, and server management for you.

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Migration Planning and Execution

We take the time to ensure careful planning and execution for successful migration approach. Our experience with multiple cloud service providers (Azure, AWS) makes this process seamless.

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Cloud Infrastructure Management

We manage your cloud infrastructure to achieve optimal performance and security through continuous threat management.

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Public/Private/Hybrid Strategy

There are many differences in performance, cost, security, and scalability. You don’t want to make the wrong decision about what to leave on site and what to move to the cloud.

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Office 365 Migration

The benefits of Office 365 are numerous. Whether you want to move off your legacy environment, increase security, optimize operations, we can help you achieve your goals.

Why Migrate Now?

At first glance, migration may seem like a technical decision, but in reality, it is a business decision. Ultimately, it begs a fundamental question:
what’s driving your business to migrate to the cloud, and why now?

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Operational efficiencies and reduction of operating expenses.

Due to the reduction in hardware support, increased manageability, and efficiency of process, you can save an average of 20 to 30% on virtual machine (VM) resource configuration alone.

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Decreased time to market/release.

By reducing management overhead and freeing up budget, you can focus more time and effort on rapid software and solution development. Faster deployment of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) will enable your business to release faster and more often.

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Support for scalability requirements that are more cost effective.

When you have to plan for peak usage through on-premises systems, most of the time you’re left with servers that are running at less than 20% utilization. The cloud releases organizations from this model, enabling a scale-when-you-need-it approach.

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Renewal of datacenter or hardware leasing.

If you’re currently extending your budget on renewing hardware or paying for datacenter locations for hosting, this is the perfect time to look towards cloud migration. The cloud can make these necessities a thing of the past by enabling a cloud vendor to host these services for you.

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Renewal of licensing.

Nearly everyone has an annual licensing agreement with their major IT providers. These too require ample budget to ensure your virtualization and OS platform are sufficiently covered. The cloud can help you here, providing a pay-as-you-go offering to reduce this cost.

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Application development and modernization.

The use of on-premises platforms is likely not enabling your business to adopt modern services. The cloud provides an integrated platform for modern development, where development teams can increase speed by up to 33%.

benefits of cloud adoption

01

Cost

While the initial price tag that comes with cloud migration can be daunting, there are long-term savings associated with migrating to the cloud. Cloud computing eliminates the expense of purchasing hardware and software, paying for set-up, electricity, and the IT specialists that are needed for handling the infrastructure. Over time, these savings add up.

02

Security

Cloud providers make it their priority to offer policies, technologies and security monitoring that exceeds conventional in-house systems. Cloud migration will ultimately help protect your data, applications, and infrastructure from possible threats.

03

Flexibility

The cloud offers businesses more flexibility, mobility, and bandwidth than traditional local servers. This improved freedom and flexibility can make a significant difference to the efficiency of your business.

04

Productivity

Employees can view and share information easily and securely across a cloud-based platform. Some cloud-based services provide collaborative spaces to connect employees across your organization, making collaboration and productivity much easier.

05

Reliability

With cloud-based servers, your data remains protected and easily accessible from any computer or device with an internet connection. This eliminates the risk of losing data when local servers crash.

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