What the heck is a "Cloud" REALLY? shutterstock_158683541-[Converted]The "cloud" is nothing more than resources that reside on servers that are not at your physical location and are accessible via a connection through the internet. These resources could be applications and / or data. When you need help with organizing your business and want to protect your computers from outside threats but you're on a strict budget, Southern Data Solutions' cloud computing solutions can help. Because our services are fully scalable and available for a flat-rate fee, you’ll never have to worry about an IT cost you can't cover. With no additional IT staff needed and no initial capital investment required, you can now direct your cash to more important, business growing prospects, and leave the little things to us.

When you sign up for Southern Data Solutions' professional cloud computing services, you'll find: shutterstock_197904440

  • Security – Your business's vital systems and data will be protected from loss, and even theft.
  • Service and Support – We'll always be around 24/7 to serve your needs, and we'll monitor  your systems to prevent any problems in the first place.
  • Data protection – With our built in data backup and secure data storage, you'll never have to worry about losing your data in the event of any disaster.
  • Tools you can use – When you need to control and manage your systems, we give you easy to use, intuitive tools to help you along the way.

Now, that you know what the cloud is and appears to be a good fit, what is the next step? MIGRATION!

The next steps are to qualify your needs and the resources you need access to. Just because the cloud is available to you, does not mean it is still a good fit. With many years of migration experience, we first analyze the technology environment (applications and usage) to make sure that it will indeed be valuable and painless with fruitful end results for the business. If all questions have been answered and there are no red flags, we move to the next step of migrating you to the cloud. This could be just applications, or data, or the entire environment which ultimately removes any responsibility of keeping that technology powered, cooled, and available for your business.

We have vast experience in the following scenarios:

  • Application migration - Moving application and the respective data to a cloud environment.
  • Data migration  - Moving data to secure cloud storage for sharing.
  • Office 365 email migration - Migrations of existing email (including but not limited to: Exchange 2003 - current version, POP3, IMAP, and Google Mail) to Microsoft Office 365.
  • Entire environment - Through careful planning, we have migrated entire technology environments to the cloud (collocation of existing equipment and moving to cloud servers offered by cloud host providers which included all applications, email, and data).
  • Microsoft Azure and Enterprise Mobility Suite [EMS] - Utilizing cloud technologies available from Microsoft, we have setup and configured a single authentication method that will unify a company with remote users and branch offices without a large expense.

Talk to Southern Data Solutions today about making these cloud computing and migration services in Atlanta work for you.