What If You Didn’t Have Access to Your Business Data?
Today, unless you use an enterprise-grade cloud backup and replication service, this is the reality. If you don’t have access to your business data, you’ll lose your customers, and your competitors will step in to serve them.
The amount of data that the average business has to manage is growing exponentially. IT resources are being stretched with budgetary restraints, lines of business are requesting additional tech support, and today you usually have the same or fewer people available to help.
Using Enterprise Cloud Services is the Answer.
Using a Cloud Service provides benefits like:
Flexibility. You and your employees can focus on your core competencies while leaving the task of running your IT infrastructure to your cloud services provider.
Disaster Recovery. If a disaster occurs, and your data is safely stored in the cloud, you can be confident that you can retrieve it and keep your business running. Plus, you can restore your data in a timely manner and avoid unnecessary downtime and stay productive even when others can’t.
Automatic Software Updates. No more waiting hours to update your software. Your cloud services provider can do this, including handling security patches. All of this is managed automatically, so you won’t need to do a thing.
Cap-Ex Free and Cost Savings. No matter the size of your business, cloud computing can save you money. You won’t need to worry about capital expenditures for computing equipment. No more spending money on expensive machines and software that sit around when you don’t need them. You can rent these solutions on an as-needed basis and benefit from using Virtual Machines.
Increased Collaboration. With cloud computing, your employees will have the capability they need to communicate about and share documents easily. They can even edit them together in real-time. With increased collaboration, their productivity will increase, and your profitability as well.
Work from Home or Anywhere. You and your authorized employees will have access to anything you store in the cloud from their web-enabled devices wherever they are. Even when traveling overseas, they can access the files and data they need to get their work done.
Document Control. The right cloud solution provides capabilities that allow you to manage versions of documents, and store and retrieve them with ease. It allows you to manage access controls and data encryption to help you comply with privacy standards and regulations.
Security. Cloud providers must comply with high-security standards. That means the data you store via an enterprise cloud service will be much safer than storing it onsite. The security intelligence they employ simply can’t be matched by what your business can provide.
Environmentally Friendly. Using cloud services reduces your carbon footprint. With collaboration and real-time online editing capabilities, you won’t need to print as many paper documents. And you’ll save on electricity because you’ll only use the amount of server space you need. And no more racks of networking hardware that heat up the office and increase cooling costs.
Competitiveness. With enterprise cloud services, your small business can better compete with larger enterprises. You can back up your data and replicate your servers to a remote site, which provides the benefits above as well as others. This provides a competitive ability you didn’t have before.
What to Look for From Your Cloud Service.
The cloud service you choose for your business should be designed from the ground up to be highly secure, efficient and reliable. If so, you can securely use the cloud for:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) that enables you to quickly adapt to the growth of your business, create more revenue opportunities, and gain more value than using legacy on-premise solutions.
Desktop as a Service (DaaS) This simplifies the deployment and management of a secure, virtual desktop environment, so you can benefit from a single environment instead of multiple individual workstations. Your employees and associates can access company data and applications through a virtual desktop, from anywhere, remotely and securely.
Backup as a Service (BaaS) & Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) If your business suffers a catastrophic failure and you lose your business-critical information, a data backup won’t necessarily solve the problem, or fix it fast enough. Your business needs a comprehensive disaster recovery solution with BaaS and DRaaS that fully restores your operations quickly.
Look for a Cloud Services Provider Who Provides VM Backups for VMware.
VMs (Virtual Machines) are used in businesses both large and small. With VMs, critical information constantly changes. And just like physical machines, your data must be backed up periodically to prevent its corruption or loss due to human or technical errors.
The Right Cloud Services Provides:
Fast, flexible and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data.
Brings virtual machine backup and replication together in a single software solution.
Replication in a time frame of once every 15 minutes.
An offsite backup combined with Disaster Recovery to be compliant with regulations.
Data retention for many years.
Cost savings to archive data in high-performance storage.
Reduction in capital costs of backup equipment and resources without the need for onsite manual backup.
Compliance and security for fields such as healthcare, financial services, and e-commerce.
100% continuity and protection of a fully redundant system without the expense.
Scalability to meet emerging needs and capacity demands.
“If your business isn’t in the cloud, you’ve got a few things that keep your business running: switches, routers, servers, desktop infrastructure, applications, phone systems, voice mail systems, Internet connections, remote access, on-site and off-site backups, and, depending on exactly what kind of business you have, the list goes on.
If your business isn’t in the cloud, a significant portion of your company’s resources probably goes toward implementing, managing, and maintaining a traditional business IT environment.
The cloud changes all of this. cloud technology connects your business to servers, applications, and other managed services located at a data center. Users access these resources via their laptops, smartphones, tablets, or desktops via the Internet.
The cloud model is an attractive one because users no longer have to buy, manage and maintain equipment and software. Cloud users allow their cloud services provider to do that for them.”
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