How can non-profits accelerate their mission through the cloud?

azure cloud, cloud migration, non-profit
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Although you might be too busy trying to make the world a better place to work on migrating your entire infrastructure, the cloud can bring dozens of benefits to your non-profit to help you accelerate your mission.

Non-profits and the cloud aren’t exactly known to be synonymous, but most businesses around the world are harnessing the power of the cloud to take their organizations to new heights. According to predictions from Cisco, 95% of all data center traffic will go through the cloud by the end of 2021. Here are just a few of the ways the cloud can help your non-profit succeed.

Optimize Infrastructure Efficiency

Modern businesses rely on technology. If your infrastructure can’t keep up with demand, your non-profit won’t be able to succeed. By migrating to the cloud, you can maximize server performance and benefit from unmatched uptime.

If you think non-profits and the cloud don’t mix well, think again. At 360 Visibility, we worked with Frontline, a non-profit that provides child and family services to First Nations communities, to transition their entire infrastructure—which included eight servers and 150 devices—to the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

As a result, Frontline saw a 100% improvement in server and infrastructure performance. In addition to the incredible performance increase, their tools and systems were more consistently available, with a 99.99% uptime in the cloud. They were able to better assist First Nation families in need without slow systems or server downtime, accelerating their mission to help the world.

Decrease Operational Costs

Hiring a team of IT administrators to manage in-house servers and systems can get expensive. Not only do you need to pay regular salaries — which start at around $60,000 per year per employee — but you’ll also need to buy equipment upgrades, patches, and repairs.

By migrating to the cloud, non-profits can drastically reduce not only equipment costs but operational costs as well. After migrating to the Microsoft Azure Cloud, Frontline saw a 90% reduction in server administration costs.

With all the savings, your non-profit will have more funding to support your various projects.

Unmatched Collaboration and Scalability between Non-Profits and the Cloud

Non-profits and the cloud are a perfect complement since many such organizations operate remotely. Because of this, it’s essential to build an infrastructure that can support your entire team, no matter where employees operate. When you migrate to the cloud, you create an environment where employees have access to all the information they need, no matter where they are or which devices they use.

When working with a non-profit called Rising Ground, 360 Visibility helped move their 2,000+ Office 365 users spread all over the greater New York City area into the cloud.

Rising Ground team members had greater access to information and applications that helped them with projects by migrating their systems to the cloud. At the same time, administrators could easily manage their thousands of users from a single, easy-to-use, intuitive dashboard. This allowed Rising Ground to expand operations without worrying about scalability.

Make Your Move to the Cloud

You can’t save the world if your systems don’t support your goals. Non-profits that migrate to the cloud enjoy better performance, lower costs, and higher collaboration than organizations using in-house systems.

If you’re ready to accelerate your mission, the experts at 360 Visibility are here to help. We have almost two decades of experience working with businesses all over North America make the move to the cloud. As a Tier 1 Microsoft CSP partner, we’ll help you identify and implement the latest cloud solutions to support your non-profit’s mission. Contact us to learn more about how migrating to the cloud can maximize your operational efficiency.  

Jason Meilleur
Jason Meilleur
As the Senior Manager of Cloud Solutions at 360 Visibility, Jason has combined his technical and business development backgrounds to expand cloud based services and the company’s infrastructure customer base. Having a long standing family history of hard working entrepreneurs, Jason has developed a strong desire for business growth.
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