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Make the Move to a Managed Cloud

Make the Move to a Managed Cloud

Elevate Your Business with a Streamlined, Managed Cloud Solution

 

Considering a Shift to a More Efficient Cloud Ecosystem?

Have you ever experienced the frustration of having your frontline staff paralyzed by server downtimes or system outages? How often has your customer service taken a hit due to unforeseen network disruptions? It’s clear: you need an enhanced approach to manage day-to-day IT responsibilities, as well as reduce frequent outages.

We will discuss the types of Cloud environments, the benefits of each Cloud Services Provider, as well as what to look for in a provider based on our 25+ years of experience in helping companies manage their IT infrastructures as a Managed Service Provider.

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The Imperative for Migrating to a Managed Cloud Environment

Managing and securing sensitive data—be it financial records or customer information—is a critical concern, especially when you have to comply with rigorous regulatory standards.

Is your existing cloud setup splintered across multiple hosting services, making it a challenge for your IT team to consistently ensure nationwide data security? Sharing and utilizing data is integral to delivering exceptional services; however, this must be balanced with robust security protocols and clearly defined permissions.

Whether it’s Electronic Health Records, financial statements, or invoices, quick and secure access for authorized personnel is critical, all while maintaining the utmost confidentiality.

By opting for a managed cloud environment, you can address these issues head-on and focus on what really matters: driving your business forward.

 

Advantages of a Managed Cloud Technology Framework

  • Accessibility lets businesses do things right the first time for customers, patients, employees, partners, and others.
  • Customer experience becomes more attentive and personalized.
  • With cloud-based operations and digital tools like iPads, companies gain greater mobility in the field and on the road.
  • Mobile employees enjoy total working flexibility, with data accessibility at home or on the road.
  • 24/7/365 user support and network management ensure continuity and uptime across all offices and locations.
  • Your staff can work without frustrations and distractions, with confidence in the system’s stability and reliability.

 

Types of Cloud Services Providers

Before your company invests in the Cloud, let’s go over what types of cloud providers are in the marketplace, and what you should look for when determining which Cloud Service Provider your company should use.

 

Public Cloud Service Providers

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) – AWS is the market leader in the public cloud sector. With a diverse array of services, from computing and storage to machine learning, AWS is an all-encompassing solution for businesses of all sizes.
  • Microsoft Azure – Azure is an excellent option for businesses already comfortable with Microsoft’s software products. From its Windows Virtual Desktop to its Azure Kubernetes Service, it offers robust features.
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP) – GCP specializes in high-performance computing, big data, and machine learning services. It’s a suitable option for businesses looking to leverage machine learning and data analytics.

 

Private Cloud Service Providers

  • IBM Cloud – IBM Cloud is known for its enterprise-grade solutions, offering both hardware and software. They excel in sectors like healthcare and finance, where compliance and data security are paramount.
  • Oracle Cloud – Oracle is best known for its focus on databases but has expanded into software over cloud services, including ERP and CRM solutions. It’s particularly well-suited for large enterprises with complex needs.

 

Hybrid Cloud Service Providers

  • VMware Cloud – VMware provides a balanced approach with its hybrid cloud, offering businesses the flexibility to transition between on-premises and cloud environments seamlessly.

 

Cloud Services Offered

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – Definition and Examples: IaaS provides the basic building blocks for cloud services, like computing power and storage. Examples include AWS’s EC2 and Azure’s Virtual Machines.
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) – Definition and Examples: PaaS provides a platform allowing you to focus on application development without worrying about the underlying infrastructure. Examples include Google App Engine and Azure App Services.
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) – Definition and Examples: SaaS applications are delivered over the internet, removing the need for installations or setups. Google Workspace and Microsoft Office 365 are prime examples.

Cloud Computing Services and Solutions

Cloud Storage and Data Centers

Importance in Cloud Computing – Cloud storage is vital for any form of data backup, disaster recovery, or data archiving. Providers often offer multiple regions for redundancy.

 

Managed Cloud Services

Definition and Benefits – Managed Cloud services involve outsourcing daily IT management for cloud-based services. This model offers benefits like improved security and round-the-clock support.

 

Cloud Migration Services

Importance and Challenges – Migrating to the cloud is a complex task that involves potential downtime and data loss. It’s critical to have a clear strategy and possibly consult experts for a smooth transition.

 

Cloud Security

Importance of Cloud Security – In an era where cyber threats are increasingly sophisticated, cloud security cannot be an afterthought. It’s fundamental for safeguarding data and applications. Cloud security falls within the cybersecurity portion of how we help our clients.

 

Measures Taken by Cloud Service Providers

  • Encryption and Data Protection – Data at rest and in transit is encrypted to ensure that only authorized personnel can access it.
  • Access Controls and Authentication – Multi-factor authentication and role-based access controls are common features to ensure only authorized personnel can access your data.

Multiple Cloud Providers and Service Management

  • Benefits and Challenges of Using Multiple Cloud Providers – Utilizing multiple cloud providers can offer redundancy and specialized capabilities. However, this can add complexity when it comes to data integration and governance.
  • Role of Cloud Engineers and Service Providers – Expert cloud engineers are crucial for optimizing cloud solutions, whether you’re using one provider or multiple providers.
  • Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) – SLAs outline the level of service you can expect and are critical for setting benchmarks for uptime, support, and remediation.

 

Cloud Provider Comparison – Comparison Between Major Providers

  • Each major provider (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) offers unique services and pricing models. Your choice should align with your business requirements, budget, and technical expertise.
  • Factors to Consider When Choosing – Some factors to consider include data compliance, ease of migration, customer support, and overall costs.
  • Success Stories and Case Studies – Before deciding, it may be helpful to look into case studies or success stories related to your industry or specific use-case.

 

Future Trends in Cloud Computing and Services

  • Big Data and Analytics in the Cloud – Cloud providers increasingly offer robust analytics tools, allowing businesses to gain insights without major investments in analytics infrastructure.
  • Serverless Computing and Function as a Service (FaaS) – These paradigms remove the need to manage servers, focusing on individual functions in your application.
  • Containerization and Microservices – Containerization technologies like Docker and Kubernetes are making it easier to develop, deploy, and scale applications.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Provider

Still puzzled about which cloud infrastructure to choose? Novatech can help you determine what best suits your business needs. Contact us today and embark on a cloud journey that sets you up for long-term success.

We’ve covered a variety of topics to give you a comprehensive understanding of what to consider when choosing a cloud service provider. At Novatech we are passionate about helping our clients find the best fit for their business when it comes to cloud service providers. We will help you walk through the options, including their strengths and weaknesses to help you deploy systems that will make your business more secure, and your employees more productive.

If you would like to chat about how we can help your company with your Cloud IT strategy, give us a call today. We will learn about your needs and help propose solutions that will help your company have the IT infrastructure that will work the best for you. Our team is here to help you!

FAQs

Absolutely! Novatech uses modern security protocols to protect your data from threats from both inside and outside the company. We keep an eye on and update our security measures to ensure your information stays private and safe.

The cloud computing offerings from Novatech make it easy to access important systems and programs from anywhere with an internet connection. This lets workers in different offices and from different places work together in real-time, which increases productivity and creativity.

With Novatech, it’s easy to switch to the cloud. Our experienced team will help guide you through the whole process, from evaluating your current infrastructure to putting in place the best cloud solutions for your business.

Novatech represents many vendors, but our primary cloud architecture is Microsoft Azure. We find this platform to give some of the greatest benefits when it comes to scalability, flexibility, security, and cost.

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“They provide as close to perfect uptime as anyone possibly can, and they are responsive. We are [also] confident that when you log-in, there is security that will protect your ID and information.”

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“Our ongoing service with Novatech is great. My team enjoys working with both the onsite technicians as well as the voices on the phone. Implementation of services has always gone smoothly, because when problems arise the team is already in place to quickly fix them.”

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