Whether you’re looking to change providers or migrate to cloud solutions, there are both tangible and intangible benefits to do so. Better technology and reliability top the list. In our conversations with prospects-turned-clients, there are many common threads. It may interest you to compare the top 10 reasons they made the switch – and remain in the Data Holdings cloud. Much of it may resonate with you.
#1: Get out of the IT business!
Your IT resources are expensive, over-worked, hard to find, and simply can’t know everything about IT. You still need some on-site IT resources for desktop management, but moving to a local cloud solution allows you to get out of the IT business – except for refining the recipe for your secret sauce!
#2: Cost Savings
If you run your own servers, you pay for power to the servers and a lot more just to keep your data room cool. Plus – the servers you bought just a few years ago are already obsolete, and you worry if they are powerful enough to run the latest software update you need for your business – but there’s no money in the budget for new servers. (Sounds familiar?)
#3: System Reliability
Your air conditioning isn’t powerful enough to cool the servers in the summer, so they will only last three years. Your UPS system may be old and untested – will it work when needed? And do you have generator backup? Probably, not. Your IT guy is overworked, just with desktop issues. (Note to self: Why do you host your own server hardware?)
Remember those college Econ classes that talked about supply and demand? If your demand for IT resources increases or decreases, if you’re in the cloud, you can easily meet that demand with elastic supply – where your needs are met without an interruption or outage at a price that won’t break the bank.
#5: Internet Costs
The cost for the same Internet bandwidth in a commercial data center is much less you have to pay at your site. Plus, in the cloud, Internet is seamlessly scalable (you can burst to a higher bandwidth on demand for no additional cost) and there are redundant Internet carrier feeds for guaranteed network uptime. Plus, for folks that work at home, their communication with headquarters stays local on a private network, so it’s much faster and more secure. It’s a no brainer.
In our cloud, if one power feed goes down, there’s a redundant feed. If one Internet carrier goes down, there’s a backup. And if your IT guy can’t make it in, you have access to ours!
#7: Predictable Business Costs
Remember that earlier point about new servers not being in the budget? That’s a capital cost. And all of those IT support systems that might go wrong, each one is another capital cost to replace them. The cost for using the cloud is a monthly recurring operating cost – someone else’s problem!
Our cloud works out to be less expensive than you hosting your own applications, and less than 50% of the cost of using AWS or Azure. The math is simple. Don’t believe it? Just ask us for a quote. It will knock your socks off – guaranteed.
#9: Customer Service
“I need help and I need it now!” When your database crashes or a file gets corrupted, and you urgently need real live help we will be there. When you are planning a new initiative and need help designing the right platform to host it, we help your IT guy there, too. Real people with real answers to real problems. It’s what we do.
#10: Peace of mind
Worrying about whether forecast storms will knock out your power, or if your fiber will get dug up in construction season, or if your existing servers have the capacity to run your new business software. Life’s too short. Run your business, refine that secret sauce, and leave the cloud to us.
So, there you have it! And it’s just our top 10 reasons you could benefit from our cloud solutions. Connect with us and we’re sure you’ll discover more. Our private cloud solutions deliver simplicity, convenience and predictability.
Anything less is less than you deserve.