The Cloud is frequently talked about but unfortunately commonly misunderstood. Offering significant benefits, it is not a panacea for all problems and does not come without risks.
Moving to “The Cloud” usually refers to moving the location from where services such as email, file storage or application hosting are delivered from local systems to ones based on the internet or cloud. Usually this
Usually “The Cloud” in question is a Public Cloud, where the services are shared with many people rather than a Private Cloud where they are dedicated to one customer or a Hybrid Cloud where local systems and ‘cloud’ systems are integrated.
Cloud Services are usually purchased on a subscription basis, swapping upfront capital expenditure for recurring fees.
What it means for your business
The concept of Cloud has been around for a long time; in fact, EJC has delivered services like email security and archiving through the Cloud since 2003!
What has changed more recently, is that more and more services can be delivered cost efficiently and effectively from the Cloud. Most common are email, file storage and telephony, but Cloud can also be used to host Servers and a wide range of applications. When suitable and correctly implemented they can deliver significant benefits. Delivered badly or if not appropriate, Cloud Services can cause unnecessary problems.
What Cloud Services Are Available
EJC supplies a wide range of cloud services to clients including: Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Google GSuite, Dropbox, Mimecast Email Management.
We also have significant experience managing and administering those Cloud Services to ensure value for money and ongoing security.
Recent projects include:
- Migrating email from Microsoft Exchange to Office 365
- Migrating email from Google Apps to Office 365
- Migrating Windows Server to Azure