It’s important to get a robust, cloud-complete solution that includes a physical backup component. Without proper planning, there can be a dark side to cloud computing and some real disadvantages
Hoboken, NJ and NYC, New York (PRWEB) September 25, 2012
What happens to a small business that operates in the cloud when its Internet connection goes down? eMazzanti Technologies, a Hoboken, New Jersey and New York City area IT expert and computer consultant, has a new article with some answers. The article is aimed at small business owners who are considering moving their computer networks to the “cloud.” It is entitled: The Dark Side of Cloud Computing-Five Issues to Address Before Moving Your Company to the Cloud.
“Cloud-based IT solutions are popping up all over,” notes Jennifer Mazzanti, president, eMazzanti Technologies. “But it’s important to get a robust, cloud-complete solution that includes a physical backup component. Without proper planning, there can be a dark side to cloud computing and some real disadvantages.”
A free copy of the article is available at: http://www.emazzanti.net/the-dark-side-of-cloud-computing/
The article details five major disadvantages to have a business in the cloud and also provides examples of specific solutions to consider. Below are highlights:
Disadvantage #1: Recovery time-If a small business has all of its data backed up in the cloud, recovery time is a function of the size and speed of the Internet connection. If a business has 10 terabytes of data to restore with a 5 Mbps Internet connection, it might be days or weeks before the business has fully restored all its data.
Solution: Physical Backup for Cloud Servers-Any business, especially cloud-based or enabled businesses need to physically backup all of its data. The backup data can quickly be physically accessed and the recovery process implemented.
eMazzanti Technologies has robust business continuity/disaster recovery solutions:
eCare Advanced Backup Client (ABC)-For smaller sized businesses that only need file folder level backup rather than system or network-wide backup - think of it as a basic "ABC" solution to data protection. This size business finds it more convenient back up individual document files rather than operating systems or applications that exist as on-site as OEM - provided DVDs.
eCare Advanced Backup System (ABS)-For larger businesses or firms where fast recovery from a data disaster is vital to the bottom-line. This Advanced Backup System solution ensures the entire system or network is backed up - files, computers, servers and all default or custom network settings. Think of it as a complete "snapshot" of a network that can be restored, in some cases, in 30 minutes or less.
Disadvantage #2: Security issues. How safe is a small business’s data? Cloud computing means Internet computing so companies should not be using cloud computing applications that involve using or storing data that they not comfortable having on the Internet. That said, well established and reliable cloud computing vendors have the latest, most sophisticated data security systems possible and realize data security is a big concern.
Migrating to the cloud can actually improve security for a small business because large cloud providers often offer levels of security that most businesses simply can’t afford on their own.
Solution: eMazzanti Technologies offers enterprise-level offsite backup that complies with the five nines industry standard for uptime and security. The IT consultant also offers the latest Microsoft Office 365 cloud solution at: http://www.cloudtechnology365.com/o365.
The website offers complete information on the how businesses can benefit from the new cloud-based offering along with a free 30 Day-trial to Office 365 (E3) enterprise addition which includes the following benefits:
- Active Directory synchronization
- Configurable anti-spam filtering
- SharePoint intranet supporting up to 300 sub-sites
- Live 24 x 7 IT customer phone support
- Office Professional Plus 2010 desktop version subscription (for up to 5 devices per user)
- Unlimited email storage and archiving
“Any business that wants to significantly lower its hardware and software costs while getting ‘enterprise level’ communication, collaboration and security capabilities has got to seriously consider Office 365,” said Mazzanti.
For a complete copy of the article: The Dark Side of Cloud Computing go to: http://www.emazzanti.net/the-dark-side-of-cloud-computing/
About eMazzanti Technologies
With a company name that sounds more like a purebred, high-performance sports car than a IT support and consulting firm, eMazzanti Technologies is all about delivering powerful solutions such as Office cloud technology 365, computer network management, network troubleshooting, business http://www.emazzanti.net/ecare/business-continuity-disaster-recovery, green computing, [outsourced IT, mobile workforce technology, and business information optimization in the most efficient manner possible. The Hoboken, N.J., firm is located in one of the most densely populated - and competitive - regions in the U.S. It provides business technology consulting services for companies ranging from home offices to multinational corporations throughout the New York metropolitan area and in three countries. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or emazzanti.net. Twitter: @emazzanti , Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies. eMazzanti Technologies is a 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year.