At present, you seem to be in a never-ending cycle of capital expenditure. Every few months servers need to be upgraded, additional storage added and new licenses purchased.
What is more, as your IT infrastructure grows, it is becoming complex, unreliable and a burden to manage.
This is why over 75% of SMBs have turned to the cloud for their infrastructure and surely they can’t all be wrong. Migrating your IT to the cloud and building a Virtual Data centre (VDC) is not a bold move, it is a smart move. Why wouldn’t you want your IT Infrastructure professionally managed in a state of the art virtual data centre and consumed as-a-service where you only pay for what you use?
And once you’ve deployed to the cloud your ability to respond to the pace of change, rather than be the break on it is unlimited. Scale up, scale down, easily, securely and instantly.
Why IP Solutions for Cloud Computing
As a company, we were born in the cloud. It’s what we have lived and breathed since our creation. We depend on the cloud to deliver exceptional communication solutions to our customers and as such, we understand this world.
We have partnerships in place with some of the leading cloud IT and data centre providers in the UK; we understand all of the options and we most definitely know what good looks like.
But we know that having the right technology is one aspect of a successful transition to the cloud. Just as important is ensuring that the implementation and setup supports the way you want to work from day one. Only by tailoring the tech to your specific needs can you enjoy the benefits of smarter, more mobile working.
By working closely with you we aim to create a realistic roadmap to deliver the benefits of cloud and VDC into your organisation. We help you to answer all those big questions: Do you have sufficient network capabilities? Is your business ready to transition all or only a portion of your severs onto the Cloud? If any, what are your security concerns? Organisationally, are you ready for the change?
We’ve done this hundreds of times, but we never forget this may be your first time.
The Benefits of Cloud Computing
Migrating IT to the cloud is not just a financial decision. Yes, you will find the numbers stack up reducing total cost of ownership and removing the unpredictable nature of IT spend. However, there are other fundamental business benefits you should be looking for.
No CAPEX – you stop the never-ending cycle of investing in IT equipment that is outdated before it is installed – IT becomes an operating expense.
No Comms Room – OK, you are likely to still need some form of comms room, but it won’t be big, it won’t need expensive air-conditioning and power and you won’t be paying premium office rates to house your servers.
Scalability – you don’t have to worry about this anymore. If your business grows you simply consume more capacity and likewise, if you consolidate, you simply scale down what you consume.
Reduced Risk – unreliable IT not only frustrates users, it costs the business. Placing your infrastructure in a professionally managed data centre increases reliability and security of an essential part of your business.
Evergreen – it is impossible for any single company to keep up with the relentless pace of change in technology. The cloud does this for you, in essence providing you with an evergreen environment.
Business Continuity – By physically separating your IT environment from your office gives you a degree of business continuity; this can be further enhanced by simple options to remove any single point of failure.
How Would Your Virtual Data Centre Work?
The cloud simplifies the way you consume IT. Rather than continuing to invest in premise-based servers and storage, you simply leverage the major investment that cloud providers are making across the UK to fulfil your needs.
The applications and data currently sitting on your servers would migrate to dedicated virtual machines within a highly secure and reliable cloud – effectively creating your own virtual data centre (VDC).
You retain control of what applications and services are delivered to your business while increasing the scalability, reliability and security of your IT Infrastructure.
This approach is ridiculously simple. You consume electricity, but would never consider investing in building your own power station. The exact principle can be applied to IT; the commodity exists in the cloud, why continue to struggle to recreate it?