Cloud

The promise of the Cloud is real. Now there are methods for provisioning, measuring, and managing information technology (IT) infrastructure in a virtual environment. The Cloud also allows for scalable, elastic resourcing in a variety of deployment models. Virtualize and pool server, storage, network and management resources. Add IT capabilities when and where you need it. Be agile and flexible in technology. Not all Cloud applications are created equal however. But with our Cloud solution, we provide careful planning and operational considerations to ensure sound business decisions are still at the core of your cloud strategy. We know the cloud is a business and operational model, not a just a technology or stand-alone strategy.

  • Challenges
  • Our Role
  • Solutions

We know you face a variety of concerns when evaluating cloud services and partners including, governance, controls, security, data ownership, privacy and regulatory requirements. IT teams face validating and monitoring reliability, ease-of-management, integration with other systems and tools, migrations and performance issues to name a few concerns. That’s why cost models must reveal both hard and soft costs. We can help you with financial analysis and vendor choice—evaluating services, support, direction and financial strength. And lastly, we can help train your team. Here’s where we can help:

  • Planning your strategy
  • Analyzing the technology, vendors and financial aspects
  • Creating security and compliance standards
  • Contract negotiation
  • Starting up the technology
  • Training

Cloud computing has transformed the technology landscape. It’s estimated that close to 10 billion “things” are connected to the Internet today. Up from approximately 200 million back in 2000. Despite new complexity, chief information officers (CIOs) are embracing Cloud models for cost savings and flexibility. Security remains the top concern for Cloud adoption and is also considered a top attribute for Cloud vendors to prove. It’s no longer just IT who is pushing Cloud infrastructure—those decisions are being made by executive and financial leadership.

We are a certified Master Cloud Builder, consultant, solution integrator and wholesale cloud broker. We help clients sift through the noise and establish real cloud strategies that are focused on your bottom line. We help vet services and providers, as well as develop new policies and procedures. In essence, we provide a roadmap with real action plans for moving and operating in the Cloud. What’s more, we provide the expertise to back up our services.

  • Infrastructure as a Service Hosting (IaaS)
  • Dedicated private Cloud
  • Multi-tenant Cloud
  • Application development environments
  • Hybrid burstable Cloud
  • Desktop as a Service  (DaaS)
  • Backup as a Service (BaaS)
  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
  • Hosted Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft  Sharepoint
  • Hosted collaboration
  • Remote monitoring and management
  • Managed router and local area network (LAN)/wide-area network (WAN)
  • Operating system, middleware and database management
  • Managed storage and backup
  • Managed load balancing
  • Managed Cisco voice and video
  • Managed Security as a Service (MSaaS)

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According to Office of Management and Budget (OMB), $20 billion of the Federal government’s $80 billion in IT spending will go toward cloud migration.
Case Study

Prologis

Industrial real estate leader Prologis sought expert insight to assess its infrastructure and boost performance after a large merger. Additionally, the company needed guidance in offloading its IT management burden and continuing its ongoing transition to a fully cloud-based hosting infrastructure and zero-footprint data center. Read More

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