You’ve already heard all the arguments that cloud-based technologies are better, faster, cheaper, and more secure than their premise-based cousins, right? In case you’re still not convinced, here are a couple of stats from our most recent “Cloud of Dreams” survey:
- 90.5% of the participating CIOs believe that Cloud Computing represents the future of IT
- 7 out of 10 CIOs believe their data is actually more secure in the cloud than it is on-premise
- 88% of the CIOs surveyed plan on moving new or additional services to the cloud within the next three years
At this point, the question is not “if”, but “when” and with whom? Timing is everything so the first answer is always based on the “impending event.” From the customer’s perspective, the best time to shop for cloud services is when you have to! In other words, cloud becomes relevant when that “impending event” is based on the need to replace or refresh hardware that’s either “end of life” or not capable of doing what you need it to do. Very often, those changes are forced upon us externally, as in the case of industries that have new compliance requirements like HIPAA or PCI. Bottom line – your move to the cloud will likely be tied to the same decisions that you’re already making. The only difference is you now have more options to choose from!
Now that we’ve looked at the question of when is the right time to go to the cloud, let’s talk about with whom? The most prevalent thought process revolves around “public vs. private”, which means AWS/Azure vs. Private cloud operators like Evolve IP. The best answer is likely to be based on the workload or “impending event” discussed in the paragraph above. Moving resources to public operators like AWS is relatively easy. Maintaining them may be a different story. Ask yourself if you have the human resources to manage those workloads because if you don’t, a move to AWS or Azure could be very painful. Said another way, have a clear idea of what your future looks like because every vendor that you bring on board requires you to procure, connect, and secure that vendor. At Evolve IP, our strength is allowing customers to connect once, secure once, procure once, and leverage their buying power across multiple solutions. By leveraging multiple blue-chip providers like Microsoft, VM, and EMC, we provide both Cloud Computing and Cloud Communications technologies that allow customers to leverage the benefits of the cloud one solution at a time. If you believe that your migration strategy will involve the movement of workloads on an “as needed” basis, please contact your LanYap Networks expert to discuss the potential of using Evolve IP as your new cloud provider.
Headquarters: Wayne, PA
Company size: 201 – 500 employees
Year founded: 2007
Specialties: Virtual Desktop (VDI), Virtual Server, Call Center/Contact Center, Hosted PBX, Network Connectivity & Management, Data Backup, Virtual Private Cloud, Cloud Service Provider, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Desktop as a Service (DaaS), Unified Communications, and Cloud Communications
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