October 14, 2014
Not sure what cloud services are, how to take advantage of them, how to deploy and configure the services, or how to partially or fully migrate from your existing virtual or physical environment to another? Boost IT can help you leverage the power of the cloud.
We are implementing these solutions today and are already seeing significant improvements in collaboration and file sharing efficiency for architectural firms, engineering firms, financial services firms, marketing agencies, and search firms that have existing servers or no server at all.
Contact us to find out how we can help you.
CLOUD MANAGED SERVICES
Cloud Managed Services gives you the ability to outsource the management of your cloud provided applications and infrastructure to a company that manages the infrastructure for you. Using Cloud Services can drastically improve your ROI and cut costs over on-prem resources. This gives your company access to expertise you may not have in house and easily scales as your company grows or attenuates.
Whether you are running applications that share photos to millions of mobile users or you’re supporting the critical operations of your business, the “cloud” provides rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources. With cloud services, you don’t need to make large upfront investments in hardware and spend a lot of time on the heavy lifting of managing that hardware. Instead, you can provision exactly the right type and size of computing resources you need to power your newest bright idea. You can access as many resources as you need, almost instantly, and only pay for what you use.
How Does It Work?
Cloud Services provides a simple way to access servers, files, storage, databases and a broad set of application services over the Internet. Cloud services providers own and maintain the network-connected hardware required for these application services, while you provision and use what you need via the web application. Then you decide wether you want to access and sync that data to your Laptop, Desktop, iPhone, Android device or Tablet or all of them.
Six Advantages and Benefits of Cloud Computing
Trade capital expense for variable expense
Instead of having to invest heavily in data centers and servers before you know how you’re going to use them, you can only pay when you consume computing resources, and only pay for how much you consume.
Benefit from massive economies of scale
By using cloud computing, you can achieve a lower variable cost than you can get on your own. Because usage from hundreds of thousands of customers are aggregated in the cloud, providers can achieve higher economies of scale which translates into lower pay as you go prices.
Stop guessing capacity
Eliminate guessing on your infrastructure capacity needs. When you make a capacity decision prior to deploying an application, you often either end up sitting on expensive idle resources or dealing with limited capacity. With Cloud Computing, these problems go away. You can access as much or as little as you need, and scale up and down as required with only a few minutes notice.
Increase speed and agility
In a cloud computing environment, new IT resources are only ever a click away, which means you reduce the time it takes to make those resources available to your employees or contractors from weeks to just minutes. This results in a dramatic increase in agility for the organization, since the cost and time it takes to test, implement and start using cloud storage is significantly lower.
Stop spending money on running and maintaining infrastructure
Focus on projects that differentiate your business, not the infrastructure. Cloud computing lets you focus on your own customers, rather than on the heavy lifting of building, provisioning, and powering servers.
Go global in minutes
Easily deploy your servers in multiple regions around the world or share your files with multiple contacts inside or outside your organization with just a few clicks. This means you can provide lower latency and a better experience for your employees, contractors and customers simply and at minimal cost.
Regardless whether you use a Linux or Windows platform, we can assess your current Web Server configuration, do load testing scenarios, and migrate your existing web server to a platform that can automatically scale in milliseconds to handle spikes in traffic.
Hosted Exchange can be integrated into your Office 365 subscription
Google Apps Mail is a part of Google Apps for Business
Boost IT will help you move from either physical or virtual resources to cloud services or guide you to using a combination of the two, called a hybrid cloud. We will coordinate the migration to have the absolute minimum downtime or disruption to your business.