The Right Way To Do Exchange In The Cloud The Story of Exchange Server For the past decade, front office and back office systems, such as CRM, payroll, and document management, have gradually moved to the cloud. That change has been relatively seamless. But now enterprises are contemplating and executing the migration of once immovable major systems that have been ensconced inside the walls of the corporation for decades. At the top of the list is Exchange Server, Microsoft’s enterprise stalwart. With the introduction of Office 365 in 2011, Microsoft is encouraging businesses to shift core apps like Exchange, SharePoint
The High Cost Of Cloud Service Provider Downtime With so many businesses moving over the cloud, even just a few minutes of service provider downtime can have a massive effect not only on individual businesses, but on the economy as a whole. Over the last five years, there has been an estimated 568 hours of provider downtime, resulting in an economic impact of $71.7 million. The average business loses an average of $300,000 per hour in an outage, with brokerage firms missing out on approximately $6.5 million per hour. Clearly, it’s time to take a good look at your provider
Plan Ahead for a Successful Cloud Migration Migrating your information systems to the cloud can be a complex process. However, the factors most attributable to the success of the project are not. By addressing these issues well in advance, you will avoid many of the pitfalls that can derail migration projects. Below are some questions to ask before you initiate the project. Your responses will provide a clear roadmap for the overall project and should make it easier to isolate and resolve more technical issues as they arise. (Image Source: Shutterstock) Why are you migrating your systems to the cloud?
Are you looking for a cloud provider, the most important things to remember Cloud computing has become the backbone for most of the IT infrastructure. In the past two years, CIOs of companies around the world have begun to perceive the cloud model as a platform for cost savings and energy efficiency. As a result, companies are increasingly looking to spend their IT infrastructure to the cloud. System integrators simultaneously facing a huge opportunity and a new challenge when it comes to providing these cloud-based services to business, and try to adapt the traditional SLA services the cloud model. The
IT as a Service (ITaaS), what Businesses are in for There are so many models under XaaS that it is becoming hard to keep track of them all. We have PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, NaaS, and MaaS just to name a few of the more common ones and we have new ones being developed as we speak. Now let’s add another one to that list. IT as a service just recently came into the scene and from the name alone it seems that it sounds like “Everything as a Service.” However, this is not really a service model, but rather a
Cloud Startup-ECmanaged Times have changed in the cloud management arena. Instead of recycling applications, the end-user can clone them, which is another word of scaling apps, at will. More so, it is now possible to operate under various cloud providers at discretion, sometimes dismissing certain instances of their offers and activating those of others at wish. There is more than meets the eye, indeed, in the whole cannon of cloud management and application-synchronization services of ECmanaged. This cloud startup has made it to the GigaOm’s calendar event of every year, Structure Europe, for the following reason: ‘enabling users to take
Cloud Infographic – 3 Must-Haves For Cloud Service Providers The steadily increasing rate of adoption is having a somewhat negative effect on the market as a lot of startups are looking at selling Cloud services and becoming the next giant. But this only serves to saturate the market and confuse people, not to mention that startups that fail will only lower the credibility of the market. The reason why smaller companies are hard pressed at delivering a superb cloud service is because a very large capital is required for the expert manpower and infrastructure which small companies do not have, and there
Cloud Infographic: Is Your Data Secure? When choosing a cloud-computing provider, the data center is one of the most important factors when making a decision. The data center in the place where your information will be stored, and the point from which it will be accessed in the future. It is imperative to research the data center used by your service provider. Location Is the data center close to your service provider? Are they able to freely access the building if a problem were to arise? Data centers need to be staffed at all times in order for constant monitoring and