Is Your Server Maintenance a Headache? The Cloud Could Be Your Aspirin.

Sep 17, 2014 | Cloud, Consumer Technology, Storage

If you’re running a small- to medium-sized business, chances are you have better things to do with your time than stay on top of server support issues. You’ve heard about cloud servers; what if you just migrated your entire infrastructure to the cloud? Can you do that? Should you?

Brightworks Group helps you figure out your options for cloud infrastructure.

At Brightworks Group, we don’t do bandwagons. We believe in making decisions based on actual data and your unique business needs. Most of the time, we do find that cloud infrastructure is a more efficient, secure, and cost-effective solution for small- to medium-sized businesses, but we use careful analysis to make sure.

• Are cloud servers really cheaper? Lots of folks tell us that they think moving to cloud servers would be too expensive, and on one level, they’re probably right. If you’re used to only buying servers every decade or so, the thought of a monthly fee for cloud servers might give you pause. But are your servers really only capital acquisitions? What do you spend per month on server support and server maintenance? We do an in-depth analysis of your IT infrastructure to help you identify options that are truly cost effective.

• Without server maintenance, what will my IT staff do all day? For many clients, server support is a day-to-day task handled by “the IT guy”—whether he or she is an employee or an outside IT services provider. If you move to cloud infrastructure, won’t the IT staff just play Angry Birds and watch cat videos all day? We can’t speak for everyone (cat videos—why are they so addictive?) but when Brightworks Group handles your IT, we like to focus on proactive problem solving, strategic planning, and basically doing whatever we can to make sure you can do your job without worrying about IT.

• Are cloud servers really secure? Most small- to medium-sized businesses can’t match the security protocols employed by cloud companies. Brightworks Group thoroughly vets all of the cloud companies we recommend to our clients. In nearly every case, we find that cloud infrastructure is significantly more secure than physical servers.

Let Brightworks Group help you evaluate server maintenance options to see if cloud infrastructure is right for your business.