There was a time, not so long ago, when your friendly neighborhood CIO would have been appalled at the thought of moving a company’s data, file storage, and applications to someone else’s servers in someone else’s data center. What if the network connection goes down? What if their data center gets hit by an earthquake? What if they have a security breach? What if… What if… What if…
The safest place for these resources, the thinking went, was within the company’s “four walls.” Never mind that any of those catastrophes can also occur in one’s own data center.
Happily, these fears have been allayed by advances in cloud computing technology, and most CIOs have come to appreciate the many advantages of the cloud environment.
The major advantages of cloud computing include:
Having accepted the value proposition of cloud computing, the question becomes, “which hosting option is the right one for my business?”
The basic options are:
Which hosting option you choose depends on many factors, such as your specific computing needs, expected growth in those needs, and others.
Migrating your IT environment to the cloud is not a complex undertaking but it does require familiarity with cloud-specific terminology and technologies, as well as the forethought to see the bigger picture and long-term goals. At 360 Visibility, we are experts in cloud computing and how to set up a cloud environment to fulfill your organization’s specific present and future needs, while placing a keen eye on security, ease of use, and growth. We can analyze your business requirements and design a single-provider Azure environment or a hybrid cloud setup to provide maximum benefit and value.
If you know that cloud computing is right for your organization, but aren’t sure where to start, contact 360 Visibility today to learn how we can guide you to the right cloud environment.