Hosted cloud services is a wide and varied field of enterprise-technology. At it’s simplest, it refers to storing your data off-site (in the cloud).
The benefit of hosting data in the cloud, rather than on a server on your own premises, is that it can then be accessed from anywhere in the world on any device. The flexibility of cloud services also allows businesses to scale their cloud usage as their demand grows.
Of course, convenience often comes with risk. A business wanting to host their data in the cloud also needs to consider additional security measures to limit and monitor who is accessing their data in the cloud.
When placing customer data in the cloud, there may also be regulatory issues relating to privacy and data protection. This can be particularly relevant for industries which deal with sensitive customer data like healthcare, law and financial services.
These are just some of the reasons that many businesses have chosen to partner with a managed IT provider like Carden IT Services, with substantial experience in planning and implementing hosted cloud solutions.
How Can Carden Help Me Use Hosted Cloud Services?
Each of our clients has their own dedicated account manager who will work with them alongside our cloud services team to study and understand your IT as a whole. Together they will determine which elements of your IT infrastructure you would benefit from having hosted in the cloud. If you agree, they will work to on a plan to transition applications and data to the cloud securely, efficiently and with minimal downtime.
As part of Carden IT Services’ managed IT support packages, we can take charge of the management and defence of your hosted cloud services.
Examples of hosted cloud services we have helped our clients utilise include:
- SharePoint (part of Microsoft Office 365)
- Azure Active Directory
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Amazon Web Services
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of moving your IT infrastructure to the cloud, and how to do so securely and in a way that will boost the overall efficiency of your network – speak with one of our cloud services team today to learn more.