If you are like many companies out there today, you are looking into the benefits of Cloud Hosting. There are a myriad of choices, between hosting companies, and choosing whether on not to move your whole IT infrastructure, or just your individual applications and databases.
Here is some helpful information to get you started on the right track, while you work on the details of hosting.
Back Up Your Data - A good hosting company will backup your data, and shouldn’t have any problems in the initial setup. However, it is always a good idea to play it safe and have a recent backup copy of all of your data. Here is a link to get you started on your backup.
Second Internet Connection - A strong internet connection is pertinent when using Cloud Hosting. Internet failure is the main reason for not being able to access your hosted information. If your company must have access at all times, then it might be a good idea to have a second internet connection service as a backup. If you currently use Comcast, you might consider a Verizon wireless account for a backup. Don’t let this deter you from hosting. If your internet connection is reliable, you shouldn’t experience any major downtime.
Re-Organize - You can easily copy your files as they are, when moving to the cloud, but why not capitalize on this opportunity to remove fluff and organize your data? Look into updating permission levels on files and archive old files and data that are cluttering up your server and costing you extra to store and backup.
Phase Your Move - Don’t migrate everything all at once. Create a transition plan and implement it, piecemeal. Moving your files one piece at a time makes it easier for your clients, employees, partners and everyone else involved. Transition should be smooth, but this approach leaves room for errors and won’t leave your whole system down if there happen to be any hiccups in the process.
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