businessman computingAs we move further and further into the technological age, it is becoming more and more apparent that it is neither desirable nor efficient for businesses to remain firmly planted to the ground.  It is therefore time for you to consider moving your business at least partially into the cloud.  But with all the cloud based services out there what is a SMB owner to do?  SolutionWorx will ensure your migration to the cloud will be smooth.   We are able to help you navigate options to give you the best that the cloud has to offer without overpaying or not getting enough services.    Once you decide to migrate some or all of your business to the cloud, it’s not a decision to be taken lightly.

Selecting A Cloud Provider

Selecting one cloud provider over another will come down to the specific wants and needs of each individual business and the different types of workloads they are running.  We are able to help you through the decision making process and evaluate:

  • Computing
  • Storage
  • Networking capabilities
  • Instant provisioning
  • Auto scaling plus security
  • Compliance
  • Identity management features
  • and more

Cloud vendors offer unique storage features and benefits that must be analyzed thoroughly to ensure that they are the right fit for you and your unique business.  For businesses that have invested in Microsoft technologies, prefer a consistent user interface, or want to minimize the numbers of vendors they use, Microsoft Azure may have the advantage.  However, offices using many open sourced services or running Linux may find a private cloud solution as the obvious choice.

Private cloud solutions are more customizable, allowing customers to pick and choose exactly what they want out of the service.  This can make dealing with them a bit difficult to manage because there are so many options to consider.  Additionally, it is good to keep in mind that the initial monetary investment may be larger.  The large scale of their offering and features can make private cloud solutions difficult to navigate because there are just so many options to figure out.  Another aspect to consider before choosing which service to go with is if you plan on utilizing a hybrid cloud environment.  Many businesses prefer to employ this strategy.  In this set up, part of the data would migrate to the cloud while other key functions remain housed in the business’s own servers.  Oftentimes a business will choose to keep their financial records or other key functions in their own servers rather than employing a cloud based service.

Partner With a Trusted IT Adviser to Guide you Through the Process

It’s clear that the decision of if, when, and how to migrate to the cloud is an incredibly complicated one.  As a business owner you are too busy focused on your own day to day operations to fully explore all of your options and what they might mean for your particular business.  Fortunately, you do not have to make these decisions on your own.  Partnering with SolutionWorx will allow you to focus on what you need to do while we handle the confusing world of cloud based computing.  We have the expertise to know exactly what you need and don’t when it comes cloud computing options. We give all of our clients the time and attention they deserve to ensure that our technology partnership is beneficial to both sides. Unlike other IT service providers, we never sell our clients services they do not need or leave them unprotected with inadequate services.  Don’t risk choosing the wrong IT service provider, your business is too important to settle for less than Best in Class! Contact Us today!