Going to the cloud is not the right solution for every customer or even every IT problem. Finding cost effective ways to utilize the computing power “of the cloud” to perform some or all of your computer operations is why you need a company like Micro Medic to guide you along the way. Being able to move to the cloud and it being the right business decision for you could lead you to two different solutions. Micro Medic can help you sort through the pros and cons of buying or renting cloud-based computing services so you can decide if they are right for you.
Micro Medic has offered and supported cloud computing for a number of years. Here are some examples of areas where cloud computing might be a benefit to your business:
- Server co-location or using fully online hosting services like AWS
- Internet backup
- Firewall monitoring
- Backup Monitoring
- Server and network monitoring
- Hosted Exchange email
- Other types of hosted email
- Challenge/Response anti-spam and antivirus
- Line-of-business software applications
- Customer Portals
- Hosted SharePoint
- Domain and web site hosting
Each of these examples of cloud services has its own set of costs, problems, and consequences that need to be evaluated before you make a decision to migrate to the cloud. For example: are there any regulations in my industry with regard to email retention that would make Hosted Exchange a bad choice? Do the cloud based solutions offer the same feature set as my premise based solution? Micro Medic is an experienced cloud-computing integrator who will work with you to analyze your options to arrive at an informed decision.