F1 Solutions is a proud reseller of Office 365, Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google hosted cloud services. Many of you might be wondering if “the cloud” is the right option for you and this very well may be the case. With Microsoft, Amazon and Google all getting into this arena, the cloud is the new buzz word. You may be surprised to know that several of your services may already be cloud based like your offsite backups and Exchange e-mail to list a few.
When deciding if “the Cloud” is right for you, ask one simple question. What goals are you trying to achieve by hosting applications in the cloud? There are situations when having applications like e-mail, SharePoint, and file collaboration tools in the cloud make sense; however, there are just as many occasions when a hybrid system, or on premise system, is the best choice. A few security questions should always be asked like: is my cloud guaranteed to be in the US and what certifications does the data centers have. Will the cloud hosting company sign a Service Level Agreement? How does my cloud provider protect access to my information? What are my privacy rights? Are their backups of data?
As a strong re-seller of these services, we have the expertise to help you determine and implement the solution that is most suited to your needs. There are no “one size fits all” scenarios when it comes to cloud solutions for small businesses; feel free to contact Shawn Chenault or your team lead if you are interested in learning more about what the cloud has to offer. We are here to help!