Cloud computing is a model for enabling on-demand access via the Internet to a shared pool of computing resources, including networks, servers, applications and database storage. These resources can be easily configured and provisioned with minimal effort, which is what makes cloud computing so convenient and cost-effective.

But for many organizations, it can be confusing to understand which types of cloud services are best for their business, and how and when they should migrate to the cloud—if at all. KaMIT can help you with your cloud migration journey, recommending various technologies and helping you choose the cloud services that are right for your business and budget

Companies are migrating their computing power, applications, storage and data to the cloud for a number of compelling reasons, but every business is driven by different organizational, competitive and stakeholder demands.

Here are some common factors to consider for your company:

Costs: Cloud services are typically billed as a pay-as-you-go offering, which means your company doesn’t have to pay for hardware and software you don’t use. Plus, since you don’t have to buy any hardware or software upfront, you have no expensive assets to dispose of if you cancel your contract. If you need top-class products but have a limited budget, cloud solutions are a great option.

Speed and business agility: Provisioning on-premises servers, virtual machines, storage devices and applications can take days or weeks—but you can be up and running in hours with most cloud vendors. Moreover, cloud-based infrastructures typically experience far fewer outages and less downtime that on-premises.

Adding capacity to your on-premises compute power, storage and networking is costly and time consuming. Hosting these IT services in the cloud helps you scale rapidly and cost effectively to deliver digitally enhanced products, services and experiences.

Cloud-based solutions typically deliver a higher standard of security than in-house IT teams can achieve. Physical security measures are stronger. And cloud vendors with cloud security certifications employ credentialed specialists to configure cloud servers and apply the latest security patches to keep your data secure.

Financial risk mitigation:
The cloud offers high-performance hardware, software, resources and technical support with zero up-front investment and zero ongoing maintenance expense and hassles. This greatly reduces the financial risk of opening new offices, launching new initiatives, or scaling your operations.

Employee productivity,
communication and collaboration: Cloud computing helps employees be more productive and engaged by letting them work from anywhere, anytime. The cloud boosts collaboration by empowering employees to work on the same projects simultaneously through the Internet.

What Cloud IT Services Does KaMIT Offer?

KaMIT offers full support for your cloud journey. We can recommend technologies, help you build your budget, and deliver a variety of cloud-based services that meet all of your business objectives.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
You are likely already familiar with many SaaS cloud applications, such as Microsoft Office 365, G Suite, and other line-of-business applications. We help you with product selection, migration, application monitoring and maintenance, security and much more to help you deploy and integrate new cloud apps into your work environment.

As a Microsoft Partner, we have deep knowledge of Office 365 and are your single source for purchasing, billing, deploying, managing and supporting Microsoft solutions.

Desktop as a Service (DaaS)
KaMIT’s hosted desktop as a service offers a cost-effective and secure way to ensure all employees are operating on the same system with controlled access to the latest data.

With a virtual desktop, your employees log in from any device to get access to their applications and data, which are stored and managed in the cloud.

Because this service is priced on a per-user basis, you never have to worry about upgrades or maintenance. This relieves you from end-user management.

Cloud Security
Most public cloud providers offer an incredibly secure environment. However, they can’t protect you when your data leaves the cloud to interact with your other systems. Employee mishaps, such as stolen log-in credentials and accidental deletions, are the most common ways that cloud data is compromised.

Contact us to find out how we help you reduce your risk with our cloud security services.

Backup and Data Recovery
Successful cloud backup and recovery is the foundation for true disaster recovery and business continuity. This starts with a combined on-premises and cloud-based solution that lets you keep on working regardless of the type of disaster. However, not all data backup and disaster recovery solutions are alike.

KaMIT offers a hybrid solution with fast, full system restores, easy recovery of individual files, and full off-site data protection.

Does Your Business Need a Cloud Computing Strategy?

Having a “no-cloud” policy today is as rare as having a “no-Internet” policy. As cloud adoption continues to accelerate, your organization should take a careful, detailed approach to planning your cloud transition—even as you’re pushed to speed up your migration.

Here are five steps to building a successful cloud computing strategy:

  1. Confirm your business priorities.
  2. Review your existing infrastructure and applications.
  3. Prioritize your applications migration: risk versus reward.
  4. Run pilots.
  5. Establish a communication and training plan.