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ARE YOU AN IT COMPANY?
Of course not, so why are you hosting hardware and solutions in your office as opposed to a secure, cloud environment managed by ThrottleNet? Whether it’s part of a business continuity and disaster recovery plan, a need to work from anywhere, anytime or a desire to get out of the network hardware business – ThrottleNet’s managed cloud is the solution.
LET’S EXPLORE WHAT WE MEAN BY “THE CLOUD” SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT HAVING ONE CAN DO FOR YOUR BUSINESS.
WHAT IS A CLOUD?
“The cloud” refers to servers that are accessed via the Internet, and the software and databases that run on those servers. Cloud servers are in data centers all over the world. By using cloud computing, users and companies don’t have to manage physical servers themselves or run software applications on their own machines.
IS THE CLOUD SECURE?
Like most things in life, if we can’t see it, is it really secure? In the case of the cloud, the answer is a resounding – YES!
ThrottleNet solutions implement security and data protection policies across all the servers they host which is one of the primary benefits of the Cloud – especially for those heavily compliant entities such as Healthcare and Finance. This is a benefit because it takes a great deal of the compliance and regulatory concerns around your network and puts them in the hands of a trusted, third party hosting provider such as Microsoft’s Azure environment.
CAN I HAVE SOME SERVERS IN MY OFFICE AND SOME IN THE CLOUD?
YES! This is what’s known as a hybrid environment and with Microsoft’s Azure hosting environment combined with Managed Cloud services from ThrottleNet, you most definitely can. Cloud and local servers can be configured to work in concert with one another as if both were in the same location.
WHAT SHOULD I THINK ABOUT WHEN TRYING TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE CLOUD AND ON-PREMISE HOSTING?
There are solid arguments for both which makes this decision difficult. Maybe you have a highly remote workforce and feel the cloud would be a better method of file sharing. Or you’re concerned about compliance, but you don’t have the resources or the time to research and address every aspect that might apply to your business. Perhaps you want to reduce your capital expenditures with the cloud serving as an easy way to do so.
REGARDLESS OF THE REASON, THERE ARE A FEW KEY AREAS YOU NEED TO CONSIDER AS YOU EVALUATE YOUR HOSTING OPTIONS.
ACCESSIBILITY ▶▶▶▶ One of the benefits of hosting your servers in Microsoft Azure hosting environment is that they can be accessed from anywhere, anytime and, in some cases, on any device with an Internet
COST ▶▶▶▶ Most, if not all, cloud solutions are provided on a monthly subscription basis which assists with cash flow; however, this cost is static and may go up as you add data, features and applications Conversely, on-premise solutions incur a large upfront fee in addition to the cost of licensing and upgrades in the future.
CLOUD MANAGEMENT ▶▶▶▶ This is where ThrottleNet comes in since no matter to location – the cloud or on-premise – maintenance and management of updates and patches still needs to occur. With ThrottleNet’s Managed Cloud you’ll never have to worry about your hosting environment and whether it’s up to date and protected.
SECURITY ▶▶▶▶ The cloud is just as secure as on-premise servers if not more so since there’s no longer a server in your building that could be directly accessed and, in turn, compromised; however, there are industries that won’t allow for this. Check with any governing bodies as well as the providers of applications you use to determine if the cloud is an option.
CUSTOMIZATION ▶▶▶▶ The cloud is somewhat rigid when it comes to the applications it can run. For example, if you’re running a legacy or custom application, this may not function properly in the cloud. This doesn’t mean you can’t place some of your servers in the cloud, it simply means a hybrid environment may make more sense for your business.
IMPLEMENTATION ▶▶▶▶ Cloud servers can be setup and configured quickly since the infrastructure is already in place; meaning they can be implemented much faster than an on-premise server since this type of environment requires procurement of the equipment as well as setup and configuration.
As you can see, there’s no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to on-premise solutions as opposed to cloud solutions since the needs of every organization and industry type is different.
WHAT IS THROTTLENET’S MANAGED CLOUD AND WHAT DOES IT ENCOMPASS?
Managed Cloud by ThrottleNet is defined as any cloud-based server where ThrottleNet provides ongoing monitoring, maintenance and IT management.
THROTTLENET’S MANAGED CLOUD ALLOWS YOU TO TRANSITION VIRTUALLY ANYTHING YOU HOST LOCALLY TODAY TO A FULLY SECURE CLOUD ENVIRONMENT INCLUDING:
CLOUD SERVERS ▶▶▶▶
Do you have a highly mobile or a remote workforce? Are you tired with the guess work associated with figuring out if your local server is compliant and secure? Or are you just trying to reduce the capital expenditures associated with purchasing new hardware every few years?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, ThrottleNet’s Cloud Server is thevanswer. We’ll host your servers in a secure, fully complaint environment via Azurevby Microsoft – an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges – in addition to providing full IT Management to ensure all patches and security updates are applied resulting in increased uptime.
Andif you’re one of many startups requiring a secure hosting environment with minimal upfront cost and timely implementation, Managed Cloud by ThrottleNet is your solution. With plans for any size organization and a fully staffed award-winning help desk, the choice is simple.
CLOUD DESKTOP ▶▶▶▶
ThrottleNet’s Windows Virtual Desktop is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service running in Microsoft’s Azure hosting environment. It’s the only virtual desktop infrastructure – otherwise known as VDI – that delivers simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimizations for Office 365, and support for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environments.
An additional benefit of ThrottleNet’s Cloud Desktop is the user’s ability to work from anywhere, anytime and on any device while providing the same feature/functionality as their local desktop. This allows you to convert virtually any machine, tablet or thin client into a fully functioning workstation, but without the cost associated costs.
Lastly, this solution offers a variety of compliance and regulatory features so no matter your industry or regulatory requirements, ThrottleNet’s Cloud Desktop has you covered.
CLOUD MAIL ▶▶▶▶
Most might be more familiar with the term “hosted” as opposed to Cloud Mail, but they’re one and the same. ThrottleNet provides the full suite of Office 365 mail and business solutions while serving as your administrator for those rare occasions the solution requires support.
ThrottleNet’s Cloud Mail solutions also play a role in your business continuity planning since mail hosted on-premise is difficult to keep secure, requires multiple servers to administer properly and a significant amount backup equipment to reduce any potential failures.
Finally, Cloud Mail by ThrottleNet helps keep your capital expenditures under control since you only pay for active mailboxes. This makes ThrottleNet’s Cloud Mail fully scalable while ensuring your ability to communicate anywhere, anytime with an internet connection.
CLOUD VOICE ▶▶▶▶
This is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to implement a new phone system while also providing your organization with business continuity. Cloud Voice allows users tomake and receive calls via their desktop, mobile phone,desk phone or all the above while giving the appearance that you’re in the office.
Cloud Voice solutions also offer enhanced features such as online meetings, text capabilities and call center features that used to be reserved for on-premise solutions only.
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF THROTTLENET’S MANAGED CLOUD:
SCALE EFFICIENTLY, WORK EFFECTIVELY UNPARALLELED 99.999% UPTIME 24/7/365 SUPPORT, MAINTENANCE AND MONITORING SSAE16 SOC I TYPE II COMPLIANT DATA CENTER
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