The Best Guide to Cloud Services

Posted by Timothy Platt on Apr 15, 2018


Cloud services have come to the forefront as the best way for businesses to meet their rapidly changing IT needs. Cloud services offer high performance, reliability, and scaling – without upfront capital expenditures. But before you can leverage the advantages of Cloud Services (also known as “Cloud Computing”) you need to understand the options. In addition, there are considerations that will impact your choice of service for your case. In this article, we’ll review at the highest-level benefits and considerations of making the switch to cloud services, such as Microsoft Office 365.

Cloud Computing = Running on Someone Else’s Server

Firstly, “cloud computing” at the most basic level means the service or application is “running on someone else’s server”. It’s really that simple. Why is this a good thing? Because you then don’t have to manage that server (and everything associated with it) – software upgrades, physical space, power, cooling, internet connection, backups, security, software licensing, and many other aspects become someone else’s problem. These factors mean minimal capital expense and no need to maintain (or manage) expensive staff for these activities. The cloud provider is much better equipped to provide these services, and specializes in having a lot of robust servers (with all the associated support equipment) available quickly should you need them. Lastly, these providers have economies of scale that a small company simply could not compete with.

Let’s face it – you want email, but you don’t want all the hassle and expense of maintaining and upgrading an email server. Combined that with the fact that a professional email hosting service can do the job far better (reliability, uptime, performance) than you could hope to do as a small to medium size business, and it becomes a simple decision.

In a nutshell ….

Disadvantages of Cloud Services

It can’t all be rosy though – here’s some considerations

Do Cloud Services make sense for you? As they say, the devil is in the details – Virtual Operations can help find a solution that makes sense for your timeline and your budget.

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Managed IT Services by Virtual Operations

The technology partner you choose can make all the difference.  We believe cloud services are often the best way for businesses to meet their IT needs! We are Orlando’s best cloud services experts, and that is the advantage that Virtual Operations provides.

Our IT Managed Services provide:

At the end of the day, moving your IT systems out of the office and into the cloud is a big decision. If you have any questions about cloud services and would like to speak to an cloud services expert, please call us at (407) 268-6626.

This is the 1st part of a multi-part series discussing the advantages of Cloud Services and you can read the second part here.

 

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Virtual Operations is the Orlando IT company that cares about your small business. The computer support partner you choose can make all the difference. Our Managed IT Service offering provides the expertise and proactive care required to ensure your technology works for you. We are Orlando’s top small business tech support, and that is the advantage that Virtual Operations provides.


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