facebook linkedin twitter

Computerware Blog

The Potential Detriments of Migrating to the Cloud

The Potential Detriments of Migrating to the Cloud

There are a lot of benefits of moving your business to the cloud. Typically, we promote the reduction in capital expenditures, the 24/7 availability, and all the other features you can gain. The cloud is a useful tool for all types of business computing functions. Today, large sections are moving their business to the cloud, but is it really right for you? Let’s look at how cloud computing can potentially be detrimental for your business.

The Cloud Is Someone Else’s Computer

This is a fact. Many people look at the cloud as if it’s some type of mythical construct, but really it’s just a computer in some data center someplace. At first glance, trusting your business’ computing platforms to some other company seems pretty risky, but today cloud vendors are extremely reliable.

What if you get one that isn’t? 

Sure, most cloud platforms will keep data, applications, et al. in a secure, professional data center that has around-the-clock security, sticks to strict cybersecurity protocols, features regular maintenance and state-of-the-art climate control. It’s usually a huge step up from what a small business can afford on their own.

On the other hand, what does it actually take to sell cloud storage? Literally anyone could lease out a portion of a data center.

Before you commit to making the jump to the cloud, you will want to ensure what kind of cloud vendor you are dealing with, what fine print they have on your SLA (service level agreement), how they handle stressful situations, and what products you are actually paying for. 

Cloud Migrations and Downtime

When migrating your infrastructure to the cloud, it may not be as straightforward as you may think. There will often be some work that has to be done to get the data over and working the way it is on your local infrastructure. 

You’ll want to make sure you prevent a disruption to your business when moving to the cloud, and give yourself a way to step back during the initial launch, in case something goes wrong. Migrating an entire server is no small task, and there are a lot of moving parts that you might not notice until one particular user on your network tries to do one particular task. Working with a partner like Computerware to plan your migration will help reduce this type of disruption.

When It’s Done Right, It’s Worth It

Your business probably already uses cloud computing in some fashion, whether it be some basics like hosted email and document management (like G Suite or Office 365), cloud-based data backups, or the dissemination of some type of line-of-business app. If this is your first foray into cloud computing you should reach out to the Computerware professionals today to help you plan your migration properly. 

Call us at (703) 821-8200 today to see how we can help you build a powerful cloud platform.

Is IT for Healthcare Plateauing?
Tip of the Week: Personalizing Your Windows 10 Des...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Privacy Business Computing Internet Software Cloud Business Management Data Hackers Hardware Microsoft Workplace Tips Backup Network Security Managed Service Provider Business Productivity Hosted Solutions Email Malware IT Services Saving Money Efficiency Computer Productivity Google User Tips IT Support Small Business Smartphones Innovation Mobile Devices Data Backup Quick Tips VoIP Business Continuity Network Gadgets IT Support Collaboration communications Microsoft Office Upgrade Data Recovery Social Media Android Server Disaster Recovery Mobile Office Cybersecurity Communication Virtualization Smartphone Miscellaneous Mobile Device Management Phishing Holiday Ransomware Passwords Windows Tech Term Operating System Vendor Management Windows 10 Apps Facebook Outsourced IT Internet of Things Managed IT Services Unified Threat Management Remote Monitoring BDR Mobile Device Automation Data Management Analytics Users BYOD Remote Computing Managed IT services Apple Mobile Computing Windows 10 WiFi The Internet of Things Marketing History Artificial Intelligence Firewall Browser Cloud Computing Save Money Help Desk Alert App Big data Spam Office 365 Training Two-factor Authentication Bandwidth Business Technology IT Consultant Encryption Information Technology Going Green Hard Drives Bring Your Own Device Access Control Maintenance Antivirus Printer Gmail Managed IT Government Office Health Cybercrime Content Filtering Best Practice Lithium-ion Battery Cost Management Information Windows 8 Outlook Hiring/Firing Healthcare Budget Wireless Technology Computers Saving Time Windows 7 Tech Support Search VPN Virus Managed Service Recovery Employer-Employee Relationship Retail Hacking Project Management Networking IBM Money Document Management Humor Customer Service It Management Travel Blockchain Education Data Loss Update Phone System iPhone Password Value Legal Save Time Hacker Downtime Regulations Customer Relationship Management Augmented Reality PowerPoint SaaS Computing Running Cable Proactive IT Administration File Sharing Hard Drive Wireless Law Enforcement Applications Twitter Intranet Mobility Website Patch Management Solid State Drive Compliance Conferencing Data storage Avoiding Downtime Risk Management Current Events Data Breach Business Intelligence Private Cloud Cortana Business Growth Wi-Fi Excel Digital Digital Payment Websites Router Management Telephony Machine Learning Paperless Office Vulnerabilities Fax Server Telephone Systems Comparison Tablet Cooperation Software as a Service Company Culture Sports Computer Repair Vendor Disaster User Hosted Solution Virtual Desktop End of Support Social Networking Social Robot Data Security Securty Google Maps DDoS Storage Social Engineering Scam Black Market Flexibility Voice over Internet Protocol Cryptocurrency Word Monitoring Laptop Co-managed IT Experience Chrome User Error Download Managed Services Provider Evernote Virtual Assistant Cleaning Monitors Office Tips Multi-factor Authentication Telephone Processors Start Menu Tech Terms Computer Accessories Microchip Taxes Lifestyle Distributed Denial of Service USB Managed IT Service Mobile Technology YouTube Presentation Gaming Console Unified Communications Settings Trending Public Cloud Licensing Uninterrupted Power Supply Mouse Specifications Safety Text Messaging Vulnerability Webcam Processor Bitcoin Programming Identity Theft Statistics IT service Network Congestion Documents Data Protection Distribution Entertainment Teamwork Heating/Cooling Politics Professional Services Virtual Reality Downloads Bluetooth Streaming Media Automobile Inbound Marketing Emails Chromebook Redundancy Smart Devices Computing Infrastructure Hack Pain Points Memory How To eWaste Google Docs Net Neutrality Meetings IT consulting Legislation Error Cabling Electronic Medical Records Transportation Knowledge Device Management IT Plan Enterprise Resource Planning Web Server Shortcut Term Consultation Accountants Webinar A.I. Books Workers Troubleshooting Recording Optimization Content Management Communitications email scam Addiction Administrator Entrepreneur Directions Display Technology Tips Business Managemenet Upselling SSID How To Fake News Advertising Flash Environment Dark Web Free Resource Audit CIO Supercomputer HIPAA Data Warehousing Windows XP Wireless Headphones Worker Electronic Payment Health IT Employee/Employer Relationship Video Surveillance Staffing Google Wallet online Currency Migration Connected Devices Competition Processing Managed Services Equifax Fleet Tracking Reading Samsung Business Owner Logistics Virtual Machines Emergency Hard Drive Disposal Society IT Assessment Network Management Saving ZTime Wasting Time Access Displays IP Address Cyber security Microsoft Excel G Suite Bookmark Computer Care Micrsooft LinkedIn Device security MSP Employer Employee Relationship Google Drive Windows Server 2008 Nanotechnology Social Network Human Resources Employer/Employee Relationships Debate Drones Desktop Best Practives Finance Hacks Physical Security Application Harddrive Google Play Telephone Service Skype Startup Asset Tracking Relocation Tablets GPS Microsoft 365 Archive Electronic Health Records Business Cards Service Level Agreement Banking Botnet Managing Costs Spyware Mobile Payment Medical IT Trend Micro Permissions Language Memes Unified Threat Management Backup and Disaster Recovery Microserver Sync External Harddrive Browsers Electricity Printing Username Point of Contact Screen Reader Customer Resource management User Tip Proactive Maintenance Gamification Notifications CCTV Digital Signature Security Cameras Threats Smart Tech Reliable Computing 3D Solutions Ebay Music Piracy Get More Done Upload Business Metrics Computer Malfunction Navigation Thin CLient Virtual Machine cache Television switches Writing eCommerce IT Fiber-Optic Database Turn Key In Internet of Things Smart Phones Data Analysis Employees WannaCry Upgrades HTML Printer Server GDPR Managing Risk Time Management Freedom of Information LiFi Analytic Telephone System PDF SQL Server Corporate Profile Recycling Mobile Security Trojan Product Reviews Multi-Factor Security Organize Cost Scalability Adminstration Integration Pirating Information Software License Trends Motion Sickness Best Available Keyboard Tech Leadership Hypervisor Assessment SharePoint Messenger Tracking Domains Holidays Tip of the week Work/Life Balance Read Fraud Tactics Fileless Malware Hybrid Cloud Google Calendar Deep Learning Devices Modem Strategy Touchscreen News Visible Light Communication Proxy Server Azure VoIP UTM Content Rental Service Public Speaking 3D Printing Capital Personal Information Productuvuty Financial Surveillance Printers Managing Stress CrashOverride Regulation