These days, the loudest buzz word is cloud. What is it and why do I need it? Well, that's what we're here to help you with. The short answer to is what the or any cloud is a collection of networking equipment, processing servers, and storage devices that are "hosted" away from your premises. The beauty of the cloud is that you aren't responsible for purchasing, configuring, monitoring, or maintaining any of the equipment that is required to offer the services that cloud providers deliver. By operating in the South, our geography creates a weather challenge that other parts of the country never have to worry about. We deal with power outages due to afternoon thunderstorms, heat, flooding, extreme winds, tornadoes, and tropical storms. Worse yet, we even experience catastrophic damage due to hurricanes. With these potential threats, many businesses are opting to move their mission-critical services to the cloud.
When you require a process or application for your organization, there are preparations that need to be made well before go-live. Your application may require an application, database, or web server to operate. If so, you need an IT department that can setup the purchase, configuration, and operation of this equipment. If you are like the other 85% of the small-business world, you are not equipped with an IT department and all of those tasks would be performed by a 3rd party contractor. Either direction can be extremely expensive. What other solution is there?
This is where the cloud shines. A cloud can provide all of the infrastructure required to run your application. Now you can be worry-free when it comes to your servers and data being backed up, being operational 99.997% of the time, and withstanding the trials of mother nature. With a single subscription to a cloud service, you gain a team that manages a facility and all of it's infrastructure, power, internet, networking, backups and maintenance, and finally, your assets. This encompasses a large staff that are ever-working 24/7/365 to ensure that your assets are always available, performing to the highest possible level, and jump into action whenever something goes wrong.
The experts at Clockwise Q can guide you through a new implementation of a cloud service. We will be there every step of the way and can answer any questions you may have during all phases of the project. Or, you can be completely hands-off and we can take care of everything for you. We will assess the environment in which your assets currently are in production and help recommend the best possible solution for your move to the cloud.
Have a complex setup that requires some systems to be moved to the cloud but not all? We can also help. A hybrid approach is best suited for those who aren't quite ready to make the full jump to the cloud. We understand that there is some warm and fuzzy feelings having your systems local so that you can "touch-and-feel" them. Give us a call and let us show you the absolute bliss in moving things to the cloud to relieve you of your stress and worry with your on-prem systems.