Cloud solutions are becoming increasingly popular and widespread. A range of cloud solutions are currently available, but each must be implemented according to clients’ specific needs.
Organizations should not necessarily seek cloud solutions to lower their operating costs. Although the concept of cloud colocation— involving the sharing of material, software, Internet and maintenance resources— can be interesting for managers, it can entail some inconveniences likely to cost more than the promise of savings promoted by this system. Therefore, cloud colocation brings a significant share of drawbacks, such as:
- Very little information on the web hoster
- Very little information on the maintenance staff
- Very little information on security procedures
- A sense of dependency on the web hoster
- Loss of control over infrastructure management
- Generally longer-term contracts
Instead, organizations should seek the following advantages in cloud solutions:
- Air-conditioned server rooms
- Equipment redundancy
- Internet link redundancy and performance
- Generator-protected power supply
- Guarantee of 24/7 services
These advantages are certainly not always synonymous with cost savings, but they ensure effective, adequate additional protection at a reasonable cost.
But all these solutions available for implementation are not always compatible with the cloud; hence, compatibility with manufacturers should be checked.
Xelys is committed to providing you with efficient cloud solutions best suited to your needs. Some of our clients’ operations take place entirely in the cloud or with a hybrid infrastructure combining cloud and on-site operations. With these solutions, they benefit from additional protection for critical systems while keeping control over their infrastructure. We also have clients for whom cloud solutions are not necessarily suitable for their particular needs.
The cloud can be a very powerful tool to offer protection, redundancy, recovery site and even portability solutions. After careful analysis of your existing infrastructure, we will make sure to recommend and implement the solution that is best suited to your needs.