Many businesses have taken advantage of the benefits available from migrating their On-Premise IT to a Cloud delivered
infrastructure such as scalability, self-service provisioning, redundancy and pay-per-use services. In this article we
examine what exactly is involved, based on factors such as cost, performance and security.
A Cloud computing implementation (where your IT infrastructure and resources are hosted and managed by a provider such
as DC Two) when compared to on-premise (where IT is hosted and maintained physically in your own premise usually by your
own staff) moves the management and cost centre of your IT to an Operational Expenditure (OpEx) model from Capital
Expenditure (CapEx). This can have many positive benefits for a business which are discussed below.
With Cloud computing you only need to pay for the resources you consume, with none of the on-going procurement,
maintenance and upkeep costs associated with your own hardware / software installation. Plus, price is normally
billed on a monthly basis.
Scalability & Provisioning
In a Cloud environment computing performance can be scaled up or down on demand driven by user requirements and
company growth. Whilst new applications or software can be provisioned instantly, removing both delays and configuration
issues when compared to an on-premise solution.
Any future updates in terms of software and hardware is catered for in a cloud solution by the provider via automated
monthly licenses. This ensures computing performance and software version control is always optimised.
Your employees, partners and clients can access their full computing power and server resources remotely 24/7 rather
than having to wait until being back in the office.
A good Cloud implementation will come with a complete backup and replication solution ensuring ultimate downtime
protection in the event of unforeseen issues.
Whilst it may seem counter intuitive, your data security will be better in a cloud environment than in on-premise
IT infrastructure solution. Datacentres (where cloud is hosted and delivered from) operate 24/7 with constantly monitored
multiple levels of both physical and virtual security systems.
Of course, every business is different and to ensure a full understanding of the implications of moving to a Cloud
based solution we advise you should undertake a complete cost comparison analysis. This is a process DC Two have implemented
many times and can help you with.
Cloud Migration and Setup
Once a decision to migrate has been made, the process can be completed between 3-5 days, depending on your requirements.
Our migration technology specialists utilise the best available tools to ensure every element of a successful migration
is considered. We fully understand your IT landscape before determining the appropriate migration strategy for each application.
The target architecture is designed and then transition is executed to the agreed plan.
Traditional On-Site IT Solution
Cloud Computing Solution
Hardware Server, in on site server room
Physical server purchased with capital expense
Virtual Server, in the cloud
Virtual server paid for monthly as deductible operational expense
Physical Desktop Computer
Physical computer purchased with capital expense
Virtual Desktop Computer
Virtual computer hosted in the cloud, full power of which can be accessed from anywhere
Additional cost. Remote access, on-site or call out tech support
Optional support included if required. Direct support from cloud provider, 24/7 and faster response available
Hardware replacements or maintenance additional expense, results in some down time
No additional costs, all included in monthly, reduces or eliminates down time
Hardware upgrades additional cost and some down time
Fraction of the cost, can be upgraded instantly and applied when you restart the machine
Replacement of out of date hardware
Additional cost every time it gets out of date
Replacement of out of date hardware
Never out of date and no additional costs to always be up to date
Recovery may take days to weeks
Recovery from an IT disaster within hours
Off-site back up
Managed by you as additional cost, your responsibility to ensure this is isolated from cyber attacks
Off-site back up
Small additional cost, managed for you and isolated copy guaranteed protected from cyber-attacks such as cryptolockers
Traditional phone systems now unsupported
VoIP, supports NBN
Contact us today so our expert team can speak to you about your specific needs and tailor a solution for your
business and budget. On an ongoing basis, cloud computing is far more reliable and cost effective for any business.
LIMITED TIME ONLY, we are offering your first month FREE plus most of our services are
available as a FREE trial* so you can make sure they suit your needs.
Donâ€™t take our word for it, our team is more than happy to take you through how this can benefit your specific
needs, and tailor a package just for you.
* Please contact our team about our FREE trials. Most products and services can be trials but there may be
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It is exceedingly rare that we have an issue with their system availability, and on the few occasions that we have, they are on the ball with response time, and up front and honest about what caused it.
I love that the people who own and run the company are the ones we can call on for emergencies, complex situations, and help with creating solutions for our clients. Theyâ€™ve even helped pitch a few solutions to our end clients as well!
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