Move Onto The Cloud

Wouldn't business be simpler if you could just work from anywhere?

Cloud migrations may seem scary or complex, but we have helped many organisations make that journey.


But first, why run from the cloud?

The cloud is the vehicle that connects everything. This means:

  • alleviate the stress and costs of maintaining your own systems and hardware
  • systemisation and data centralisation for real time updates and data warehousing
  • manual processes and competing ideas reduced
  • platforms to increase security and automate backups
     

What options do we provide?

Digital Catalyst help you design and implement the strategies to make the journey: 

  • Handle security from the DNS layer
  • Stabilise and increase performance from the platform layer
  • Deliver and maintain email from the cloud (including mailbox migrations, calendar sharing, contact sharing, and nickname files, etc)
  • Deliver and maintain the live central document repository for real time collaboration
  • Deliver and maintain the cold storage document library (at the end of the live lifecycle) keeping them accessible but while reducing storage costs
  • Deliver and maintain an extensible website and enterprise application CMS platform

The order in which these are delivered is part of the planning. We are happy to work with your incumbent IT provider to ensure a smooth migration.

 

Comparing the On-Premise Experience to a Cloud/Hosted Server Experience:


Feature Typical On Premise Servers Typical Hosted or Cloud Servers
Monitoring Of Systems
8 hours per day, 5 days per week. Reactive user response based monitoring 24/7/365 continuous monitoring real time. Proactive maintenance and tuning of systems
Risk Profile
Higher risk as burden is left on staff before an escalation to IT support Lower risk as burden is left with experts who are continuously monitoring and maintaining systems
Response Times
Reactive responses to issues, and wait times for on-site IT support Proactive detection of issues before outage, scheduled downtime with advanced notification to client, quicker response times in outage
Responsibility of Backup
Responsibility of staff to ensure backup runs. Often requirement of staff to take copy of backup files offsite Responsibility of backup is built into the service agreement, automated, and automatically stored away from the node
Cost of Ownership
Hardware ownership and parts replacement burden, per hour costs for repairs, lost wages of staff trying to fix issues No hardware burden (just plug into services), set pricing with a "pay as you go" service, expertise and support built into fees