Is Cloud for You?
Just because it’s new and there is a lot of hype around it, doesn’t mean that adopting the latest cloud services is right for your business. There are a lot of factors that need to be taken into consideration. What are the benefits of moving a service to the cloud? What are the risks? Will it be compatible with other interdependent systems? Do you have enough bandwidth to support the service? Will your users readily adapt to the change? Who is going to train them? Who is going to support your environment once it is in the cloud?
While moving to cloud services presents numerous opportunities, it also poses potential challenges. You need to have reliable Internet connectivity with sufficient speed and redundancy to prevent downtime. You need sufficient support for the cloud service to run optimally. Despite the fact that you can move your Exchange or SQL Server to the cloud, it still requires regular administration. Some applications may not be ideally suited for the cloud. You need to have a plan.
XBASE helps companies realize the true benefits in the cloud. We help with your Office 365 and Azure migrations, and we also provide fully managed virtualized server hosting in our data centres. We use top-of-the-line hardware and software from Dell, HP, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft, and Veeam to deliver a virtualized server environment that’s secure and hosted in several locations.
Smart companies are looking at the cloud as a way to save money, mitigate risk, and gain a competitive advantage. Whether it’s using hosted applications like SalesForce, hosting email with Office 365, or even setting up hosted servers in a public or hybrid cloud, companies are realizing the benefits of rapid deployment, improved flexibility, and cost savings.