At IT Integrity we get past the hype and help our clients use the cloud to move their business to new heights. We believe the cloud is for everyone, but not for everything. That means you’ll get a custom, right-sized, pragmatic cloud solution with no filler.
What is the cloud?
The cloud is a set of measurable. IT-enabled solutions delivered as a service to an external customer using internet technology. In layman’s terms, cloud computing is the process of storing and accessing data and software over the internet rather than your hard drive. The cloud itself is just a metaphor for the internet.
What are some of the advantages of Cloud Computing?
Cost Savings- With Cloud Computing you can save a significant amount of capital costs with no in-house server storage or application requirements. This is the one of the many benefits that comes with Cloud Computing. You only pay for what you use and can withdraw from the program whenever you want. There is no invested IT capital to stress about.
Reliability- We take pride in our reliability and consistency, which has proven to be more reliable that stand in-house IT infrastructure. This is all thanks to our well managed service platform. Your company can benefit from our immense amount of essential IT resources and our speedy failover mechanism that is available 24 hours a week, 365 days a year.
Manageability- Cloud computing provides an advanced and user-friendly IT management and maintenance. It does this via a central administration of resources, vendor managed infrastructure, and SLA backed agreements. Because all resources are maintained by the service provider, IT infrastructure maintenance and updates are discarded. You don’t even have to install anything to enjoy this user-friendly web-based user interface that allows you to access software, applications and services. The service level agreement (SLA) guarantees the timely delivery, management, and maintenance of your IT services.
Strategic Edge- Computing resources that are increasing at an exponential rate will surely give you that edge over your competition. The time needed for IT procurement has been minimized to practically nothing. Your company can use our mission critical systems to deliver substantial significant business benefits, without any upfront fees and almost no provisional time.
What are the disadvantages of Cloud Computing?
Downtime- On the off chance that your internet connection is offline, we regret to inform you that you will not be able to access any of your data from the Cloud. Our cloud providers can get overwhelmed at times due to the grand amount of clients they take care of each day and might even have to deal with technical outages. This may lead a temporary hold being put on all your business processes.
Limited Control- The client will have minimal control due to the Cloud infrastructure being completely owned, managed, and monitored by the service provider. The client will have the ability to control and manage the applications, data, and services, not the backend infrastructure itself.
Vendor Lock-In- Companies might find it difficult to transfer their services from one provider to another. This is because of the methods for the switching of cloud services has yet to be fully developed.
Security- Even though the Cloud Service Providers make sure to meet the best security standards and industry certifications. There is always a risk when storing valuable information and data on external service providers. The fact that you’re using cloud-powered services means that you’ll be giving your provider access to vital business data. Because Cloud Computing is a public service, the provider experiences security threats on a regular basis. Heinous users also have the ability to scan, identify and exploit loopholes and weaknesses within the system. A hacker might try to break into the data of other users hosted and stored on the same server in a multi-tenant cloud. Even though there are security risks, the chances of these issues coming about is not likely.
Where do I start?
We provide consulting services to communicate with business decision makers. Our consultants will assist you in conducting a high-level cloud strategy suitable for your business.
Now that I moved _ _ _ to the cloud, what level of support is needed?
There is a common mistake of believing that once you’ve started using the Cloud, you don’t need any more support. The Cloud is a powerful solution for many business owners, but your onsite infrastructure still requires maintenance. Here at IT Integrity we use our vast knowledge of Cloud infrastructure and integrate it with our splendid support provided by our Managed IT Services to make sure your Cloud infrastructure and applications meet the time period needed for your business.
Which cloud vendor is right for my organization?
Due to the vast amount of alternative Cloud Solutions, choosing which provider to invest in can be a discouraging task. Remember to consider the following when deciding:
- What business & IT results are you trying to reach?
- How much will the full service cost you?
- What functions will the Cloud Service provide?
- How simple is it to import and export my data from the Cloud?
- Where will my data be stored?
- What kind of support and service level agreements are offered?
- How will this affect our user experience and support expectations?