It happens frequently, we begin a discussion with a prospect and they'll triumphantly announce that they're already on the cloud. Okay, cool, then you do not have a server in your office, right? Well, we still have a server. And you still have your PC towers? Of course, we have to keep those. So where's the cloud? Well, we use such and such it's in the cloud.
Okay, we understand. SAAS (Software As A Service) is a big deal these days and a growing business that makes a lot of sense. Virtual is the wave of the future and we're all over that. But being on the cloud is a very different thing and completely compatible with SAAS programs.
Truly being on the cloud means that your data is now stored on a super computer that contains a virtualized server someone's set up just for you. That eliminates the need for a server now and the need to ever buy one in the future. That's really good news for you.
So now you connect to your network "in the cloud" with the internet. And you make that connection with a small device about the size of a paperback novel that has no moving parts and last eight to ten years. This device, which we call a caddy, uses very little electricity and in some cases your cloud provider simply makes this part of your monthly lease package and retains ownership. If something goes wrong the caddy gets replaced at no cost to you. More good news.
But the really good news is when your cloud network is installed there are no moving parts left in your office! Why is this such good news? Because moving parts are what break and cause problems. Imagine, once the network's installed 95% of your issues go out the door. And guess what? This is big. 95% of the remaining 5% of your problems can be handled remotely. This literally means that out of every one hundred problems your network experienced you'll now have one quarter of one whole problem left.
Did you process that? 99.75% of your IT problems eliminated? Do you have any idea what this means? Precisely it means that if you could look back at the last four hundred problems you've had with computers and your server and software in your office had you eliminated three hundred and ninety-nine of them. Think of all the time those three hundred and ninety-nine problems took up. The delays, the discussions, the slowdowns, the work stoppages.
Think of all the time planning planning for, talking about, purchasing and installing new computers, new software and new servers. With the cloud? Gone forever. The cloud, in that respect, is nothing short of miraculous and the miracle lies in the freedom it gives you to do other things that help your enterprise. Old fashioned hardware networks rob you of that most valuable of commodities and that's time. It's time to take back that time and put it to good use.
Source by Randy Bankofier