The Hype About Cloud Computing

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Cloud Computing What is all the hype about cloud computing, cloud migration and the direction of top IT technology companies, you ask? CIOs are constantly evaluating and planning the next system roll out, upgrade, or complete migration to a new platform to improve efficiencies and to enhance functionality for the business. Many CIOs are searching for Top IT Technology Companies to be a partner. With the possibility of moving to cloud computing, upgrades, and roll outs have now become lengthier discussions on migrating from an On-Premise environment to the Cloud. In most cases, an assessment of an entire network of devices, systems, and applications needs to be considered. What are the benefits of moving to the cloud?

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Trusted Managed Service Provider

How do you do an evaluation of your internal talent, or know that your trusted managed service provider has the experience that will meet your needs? Buchanan Technologies, headquartered in Grapevine, Texas provides professional Information Technology services, solutions, and IT staffing for Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington as well as the expanded Metroplex known as North Texas or DFW, the United States, and Canada, and handles all aspects of cloud migrations.

Benefits of Cloud Computing

  • Reduces Capital Cost and Shifts it to an Operational Expense: When you use cloud storage or have infrastructure in the cloud, you eliminate the need for more servers, switches, WAPs, and other hardware that is typically expensive and is a capital expense. With the elimination of capital expenditures, your expenses are projected and managed monthly based on how much space you use.
  • Flexibility: You can quickly increase or decrease the amount of server space to adjust to your needs and manage the cost.
  • Accessibility: Whether it be Microsoft Azure, IBM BlueMix, or Amazon Web Services, using a cloud platform can offer quick accessibility to adjust or retrieve data storage, complete fail overs to reduce downtime, complete system backs ups, or gain access to end user documents.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Many organization are required to store data for years. Cloud Storage is an amazing solution to store large amounts of data without having to add additional disks and servers to your environment.

Tackling the Cloud Migration – Where to Start?

Buchanan Technologies has helped many clients with their efforts to evaluate cloud computing and the way we support them is different in almost every case.

The “Subject Matter Expert” Approach:
This approach is best for CIOs that want to manage the project themselves and have an in-house team to support the migration. The primary need is assistance with IT consultants or project managers to supplement the team or manage the process, while they focus on the internal business. This type of approach may include partnering with an IT Staffing provider to help fulfill key roles such as solution architects, business consultants, migration specialists, developers, designers, and project managers. We can work on a contract or contract-to-hire basis and will do all of the resourcing for you, so all you do is interview and choose the candidate that is best for you.

The “Project Management/Resource Combination” Approach:
The Project Management combination is for clients that need a Cloud Service Provider to handle the entire project, and also may need resources to help with the roll out. In this case, it’s best to let the CSP manage the project, recruit the resources needed, and assign the project manager to run the migration. The benefit is that the client has daily or weekly status meetings, and everything is managed by the CSP. In addition, any contracts or billings come from a single provider versus managing multiple providers. This approach works well for clients considering an Office 365 migration, a SharePoint Online upgrade, a full Office 365 deployment, or moving storage to the cloud to eliminate and simplify their infrastructure. A CSP will lay out a project plan and timeline, then attack the plan as if it’s their own. This may be a little more costly, but usually gets the migration completed in less of time frame and with less complications.

The “Project/Resource/Ongoing Management” Approach:
The final approach addresses ongoing management. In our experience, some large enterprise organizations want to use the project/resource approach above to handle the project and then bring everything in house to manage the monthly maintenance on their own. However, some organizations would prefer that after the migration is complete, the Cloud Service Provider monitor, patch, and maintain all systems. This approach is typically used in highly sensitive industries to ensure security and protect the environment from things like malware or ransomware attacks. In this case, there is 24/7 x 365 monitoring and management of the cloud based platform.

Top Cloud Migration Companies in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington

Buchanan Technologies offers Cloud Migration services for the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth Markets, as well as across the United States and Canada. When looking for the best in IT support by a local professional company, you need to make sure you are using the best IT Technology company. We have been in business for 30 years, and have been recognized on the top 100 managed service provider list in the United States for the past several years.

Our professional services span many different sectors of client based cloud services. We specialize in helping with end to end solutions of all critical applications, network connectivity, and online storage into a cloud environment using the industry’s best practices. No matter what your cloud needs may be, Buchanan’s team of experts can assist with a full or partial migration.

We invite you to contact our award-winning IT Technology company by calling 1-888-730-2774.

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