Cloud Solutions for Small and Midsized Businesses
We help companies in Ohio lower their infrastructure costs and strengthen collaboration with customized cloud computing solutions.
Cloud computing can dramatically enhance your business operations, helping you create a strong foundation for collaboration, streamline IT budgets, and achieve a more reliable, more resilient infrastructure.
Since cloud first emerged, Astute Technology Management has been building and implementing customized cloud solutions for businesses in Ohio. Our relationship with the leading data centers and cloud vendors gives our clients access to the servers, storage, databases, and other resources they need to realize cutting-edge cloud productivity.
Why Migrate Your IT Infrastructure to the Cloud?
There are many good reasons why most small and midsized businesses are embracing the cloud.
With today’s workforce becoming increasingly mobile the ability to hop on a network from anywhere via any device can be attractive. It may even be necessary. Being hand-cuffed to a desktop or physical network is simply no longer an option.
Cloud computing may seem less secure – at first. But the cloud is better for security when it’s approached strategically. With information stored in a secured data center, you get strong 24/7 physical security and onsite IT staff who are working to keep everything up to date and dependable.
Improved Disaster Recovery
When data is being stored in the cloud, businesses don’t have the burden of investing in the same elaborate back-up systems. Recovering data is easier when it’s all safe in the cloud, all you have to do is download a new copy and get back to work.
No more server maintenance! We are well-aware of the dreaded “IT Closet”. The too-hot, supposed-to-be-air-conditioned, wire-filled, blinking light wall of tech that nobody wants to touch. With cloud computing the server goes away (or gets dramatically reduced in size), eliminating a source of chronic IT stress for many organizations.
Public, Private, or Hybrid Cloud?
There are major category of cloud solution, public private, and hybrid. What do those terms mean?
Public Cloud services like Amazon AWS mean that all of the cloud resources, including servers and storage, are fully-owned by the vendor. The end-user (your business) uses those resources as little or as much as they need, on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Private Cloud is a cloud platform that can only be used by the people inside your organization. While it can be hosted onsite in your data center or at a third-party data center, the effect is maximum flexibility, control, and scalability. The downside? You have the maintain the cloud infrastructure yourself.
Hybrid Cloud solutions utilize a mix or on-premise and cloud infrastructure to deliver a mix of scalability, security, compliance that gives you the best of both worlds. Through decades of cloud experience, we’ve found that hybrid cloud infrastructure is the best option for most businesses in Ohio.
Hybrid cloud provides many benefits to small and midsized businesses
- Keep important data in high-security storage systems, while still allowing mobile and work from home teams to access it as they need.
- Scale your infrastructure to accommodate new projects or initiatives, while keeping a reliable baseline network capacity.
- Embrace new capabilities and innovations without risking the overall stability of your network operations
A Clear and Proven Process for Cloud Migration
The cloud is a historic opportunity to retool your business for the “digital transformation” era. To make the most of the cloud, you’ll have to approach the cloud migration with care, ensuring to fully address security and operational challenges as you go.
We’ve been building customized cloud solutions for almost two decades. Here’s what our process looks like:
Audit and Planning
We’ll analyze your network infrastructure and identify systems that will benefit from the most from cloud migration, while also identifying legacy systems and infrastructure bottlenecks that could derail your migration
Our engineering team will then gather input from your team and recommend the best new cloud technologies, providing you with a clear roadmap for a successful cloud migration, which includes a clear budget for the migration.
Next, it’s time to deploy your new solution and integrate it with your existing applications. This will help you break down any “data siloes” that prevent information from flowing optimally through your network.
Test and Train
We’ll test your telecommunications, network, and cloud infrastructure to make sure they’re functioning to specification, then train your staff on how to navigate your new and improved cloud workflows. This training ensures they feel comfortable in your new environment and clears away any cultural obstacles.
A Team of Cloud Computing Experts for Ohio Businesses
Businesses and organizations across the state have come to rely on Astute Technology Management for its cloud expertise. If your team is excited about the cloud but needs a guide to help them embrace the good, while leaving the bad behind, reach out and ask us how we can help. We look forward to speaking with you!
Astute Technology Management services small to medium sized companies in the metro Columbus and Cincinnati areas.