whitepaper cloud computing:
WHY YOUR BUSINESS SHOULD BE IN THE CLOUD The IT challenges you face can seriously undermine the success of your business. When you take a step back and look at your business, it is easy to see the challenges and complications that a deficient IT practice can create. Perhaps your business is simply outgrowing your current infrastructure. Or your resources are inadequate and unable to seamlessly manage your data and applications. Or your business is growing and changing in scope and you lack the scale to truly take advantage of it. “There are many great reasons to consider moving specific workloads or everything into the cloud, but the main ones that seem to resonate are agility, flexibility and security,” says Forrest Pachmayr, the Azure Practice Lead for TekLinks, Inc. “Being able to pay for what you use when it comes to IT is a completely new methodology for most business owners. In the past we always had to purchase expensive equipment and plan for peaks and growth. With cloud computing you still have to plan for those things but the beauty is you can scale up and scale down now, and only pay for what you are using. Cloud computing enables things that have never been achievable before, we should all look at what is possible and figure out ways to modernize how we are doing business.” Your company’s situation is unique and it requires an expert to custom tailor a cloud-based solution to your business needs. Your journey to the cloud will help you suceed and TekLinks will guide you every step of the way. There are many benefits to moving to the cloud including: • Reliability (99.99 percent uptime) • Best-in-class security standards • Scalability and flexibility (deliver just the right amount of IT resources where and when you need it the most) • 24/7 connectivity (from any device, anywhere)
Best of all, there is no need to invest capital resources for expensive hardware or software. So the cloud can be amazingly cost effective.
“The beauty [of cloud] is you can scale up and scale down now, and only pay for what you are using.”
“All of the major players in cloud services make it very easy to sign up and get started, but there is always the ‘now what?’ While it is easy to get started on your own, utilizing a partner like Teklinks reduces the planning time by over 60 percent and industry wide there is a 40 - 50 percent average cost savings,” says Pachmayr. “In my experience, most people/customers over provision cloud resources, meaning, they use a $200 server when they actually need $100 server. Teklinks has the tools and expertise to make sure you are getting the correct solution and not over paying or over provisioning.” TekLinks looks at the cloud in three different ways, the public cloud, the private cloud, and the hybrid cloud. PUBLIC CLOUD TekLinks’ Public Cloud utilizes the limitless resources of industry giants Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure to ensure a business – no matter its size – sets out on the right foot on its journey to the cloud. Our expert engineers handle the planning, design, setup and ongoing maintenance of a company’s Public Cloud environment. TekLinks’ Public Cloud starter packages provide all the necessary components to extend an organization’s existing environment into the Public Cloud. Licensing, infrastructure resources, backups, anti-virus