The cloud: that mysterious place in cyberspace where your business can store, share, and access information. We toss around the cloud term so much that some people may think that data can magically live up in the sky, unencumbered by the constraints of the physical world. However, the actuality is that your data is still being stored in a physical location – or many different physical locations – on a stream of connected physical servers.
Mom Always Told Us to Share
Cloud technology relies on a global infrastructure of sharing. (Moms everywhere should be so proud.) A network of powerful servers works together to provide access to important information that you need to run your business, communicate with customers, store information, or even enjoy entertainment on your computer, laptop smart phone, etc. So rather than floating around in the clouds, your data is actually housed on a network of servers that are more reliable and robust than a single computer or single server. This allows companies that are spread across various geographic locations to operate as if everyone was in the same building, sharing data freely. (Although it’s much harder to share the office donuts.)
What Happens When You Migrate to the Cloud
Cloud migration involves moving your company’s data from your desktop computer or internal company server onto a network of servers owned by a different company. You are trusting that company to store your information, maintain the integrity of your data, and allow your business to operate as efficiently as possible.
Options for Cloud Storage
There are a variety of cloud storage options you can migrate your business to: Google, Apple, Amazon, and others. There is a monthly membership fee associated with cloud storage and there are service agreements to sign. There are pros and cons of different cloud storage options; this can be confusing to understand. Unless your company has an IT department with expertise in cloud migration, it is often recommended that you hire a professional to help with this process.
B-Comp Services is an IT solutions and support company that can help your business migrate to the cloud quickly and safely. Our cloud migration services allow your company to communicate with your employees, customers and partners with ease. Most importantly, we will help protect your company’s privacy and security.
To learn more about affordable ways to migrate your company to the cloud, contact B-Comp Services at (303) 282-4934 or visit us online by clicking here.