Myths about moving to the Cloud Part 2
Most business owners and companies KNOW that moving to “the cloud” is inevitable. Microsoft claim that, “By 2020, an average of 78% of small and medium businesses will have moved to the cloud”.
Businesses will agree that the agility and cost saving that comes with moving to the cloud is attractive. But with a bewildering amount of contradictory information floating around on the internet, not many really understand exactly what the move means or what it entails.
In the second instalment of our Cloud Myth-busting, we help you get the facts you need when considering moving your business to the cloud.
See the first three myths HERE!
Cloud migration is too much for my business to handle!
When you start considering how to move petabytes of data to the cloud (1 Petabyte = 1,000,000 Gigabytes!), it’s easy to see why some people think “going cloud” is too much of a challenge. While we’re not going to pretend that it’s the simplest of operations, like most things, with some careful planning and preparation, the whole process can be completed with minimal disruption or downtime.
We can help you every step of the way with information and tips on firewall configurations, migration possibilities and a phased approach for hybrid setups. There are several paths you can follow and in most cases you can use your existing tools and processes
Microsoft provide an array of online tools to help you too. The best place to start is with video guides to getting started with Office 365.
Eden also have information on how to set up Office 365, where you can learn more about each application as well as find tips on how to get your teams excited to use Office 365.
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I have to move everything to the cloud. It’s ‘all or nothing!’
While early cloud supporters proclaimed the cloud as the holy grail, no one really advocated fork-lifting your entire enterprise to the cloud over the weekend. Most implementations start with a hybrid approach, moving a single application like email, and growing from there.
The hybrid cloud creates a consistent platform that spans data centres and the cloud, simplifying IT and delivering apps and data to users on virtually any device, anywhere. It gives you control to deliver the computing power and capabilities that business demands and to scale up or down as needed, without wasting your onsite technology investments. Many companies are moving productivity workloads to the cloud, the path for each is different and the time it takes for those migrations varies.
Eden can help you move workloads such as file sync and share (OneDrive for Business or similar Cloud Backup products) or email (Exchange) first, then help you figure out the right long-term plan for more difficult or larger projects.
Corporate spies, cyber-thieves, and governments will have access to my data if it is in the cloud.
This is a top fear many businesses have about the cloud, but it’s unfounded. Your internal IT team or your support partner manages access, sets up rights and restrictions, and provides smartphone access and options. Your company remains the sole owner. You retain the rights, title, and interest in the data stored in Office 365.
Microsoft operate under several key principles when it comes to safeguarding your data:
Microsoft say “Strict controls and design elements prevent mingling of your data with that of other organisations. Our data centre staff do not have access to your data. Additionally, we offer 99.9% uptime via a financially backed service level agreement. If a customer experiences monthly uptime that is less than 99.9%, we compensate that customer through service credits.”
Microsoft is the first major cloud provider to adopt the world’s first international standard for cloud privacy. The standard establishes a uniform, international approach to protecting privacy for personal data stored in the cloud. It reinforces that:
• You are in control of your data.
• You know what’s happening with your data.
• We provide strong security protection for your data.
• Your data won’t be used for advertising.
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