Cloud hosting is rapidly becoming the standard. It's no surprise. If you've partnered with the right cloud hosting provider, you'll enjoy ample benefits: reduced operation costs, efficient use of resources, reliability, quick scalability, and of course, the ability to access your data anytime, anywhere.
One of the decisions you'll have to make when migrating to the cloud is which type of cloud deployment makes sense for your business. Understanding the differences between public, private and hybrid cloud solutions can help you make the right choice.
With a public cloud, the infrastructure components is used by many tenants. Each tenant essentially rents space on the cloud hosting provider's infrastructure. Some of these models require substantial management on the part of the client. Others, like Sidus' managed hosting solutions, offer the benefits of utility-model IT infrastructure plus the resource savings of a managed solution.
Migrating to a reliable, proven cloud hosting solution can help your business survive serious system failures, and prevent many of them from occurring.
After a disaster, the odds are stacked against your business – interruptions in service, loss of confidence, and destruction of data and assets spell demise for companies that aren't prepared. This is why business continuity planning is so important, and disaster recovery is a key component of your business continuity plan.
With a solid plan in place, your business stands a better chance of surviving, and being recognized as a reliable supplier even under the worst of circumstances.
Whether or not you've made the move to the cloud, you need the reliable backup and restoration systems in place. If your data includes personally identifiable information, make sure this includes the right encrypted backup solution to ensure that your don't run afoul of the ever-strengthening data protection laws.
Laws are tightening
Financial and healthcare institutions are already subject to stringent data protection regulations like HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act as well as SEC, NASD, NYSE requirements. In addition, the majority of states have already enacted data protection laws that apply to any company storing personal information, regardless of industry.
If you're ready to take advantage of the benefits of private cloud hosting, make sure you choose the right provider. There's no shortage of companies out there looking for your IT business, but there are few providers strong enough to really give you the service you need.
Losing access to e-mail and scheduling tools in today's world means substantial productivity losses, dissatisfied customers, and missed opportunities. Many businesses have recognized the value of exchange servers in keeping their team connected, but aren't sure whether an exchange cloud hosting solution is right for them.