The question isn’t if you should migrate, it’s when – and how.
WHAT CAN THE CLOUD DO FOR YOU?
Over the past few years, many organizations have significantly reduced their hardware footprint thanks to virtualization. Software tools like VMware and Hyper-V have allowed companies to operate their own data center easily, allowing processors, storage, and other hardware to be shared across many servers and applications. This has reduced costs in management and hardware resources, as well as time to provision services when needed.
However, as is often the case, technology continues to move forward, leaving virtualization on uncertain ground in an ever increasing cloud-based world. Large capital expenditures are being replaced by monthly operational costs, removing the burden of entry that prevented smaller companies from taking advantage of the benefits that a data center provides. Cloud services are also less resource intensive, when it comes to administration, freeing up time for your IT administrators to leverage technologies that create competitive advantages.
Cloud services are the right solution for organizations of any size.
With far fewer I.T. resources, smaller organizations are now able to call on cloud services from multiple companies to acquire and manage many services, including telephone, email, business software, file sharing, document management, and so many more. With no upfront capital expenses, an IT administrator can now provision these services in just minutes. Larger companies with more frequent requests can even create their own scripts to automate most of the requests. Imagine filling out a small online form and having your next hire provisioned with email service, a telephone line, office applications, and more – all within five minutes.
As an organization’s size increases, you will find the transition to the Cloud slightly more difficult, as they tend to have many more cross-application integrations that will have to be considered, maintained, and possibly redeveloped, during the transition. They also tend to have more sensitive data and policies that must be carefully considered during the planning phase. IT administrators will require training as well, migrating their skills from managing their own data center to managing services offered by cloud providers.
If you’re worried about upcoming capital requirements for large technology projects, let thePulse asses the requirements and provide you with options that offer reduced upfront costs, reduced management requirements, and provide the latest technologies available. With experience on multiple large cloud providers, we can assist in architecting a high quality solution that has a lower Total Cost of Ownership than an on-premise provisioned solution.