3 Myths Concerning the Cloud

Have you heard intimidating stories about the cloud? Keep reading to learn about 3 popular myths and why they are not true.

1. If we move our data to the cloud, we will no longer have control of our technology.

Fact: You still have total control of your technology, but your IT department won’t have to worry about constant updates.

When you move to the cloud, time spent maintaining hardware and upgrading software—and the headaches that come with it—is significantly reduced. Now your IT team can focus on advancing your organization’s technology, rather than being a repair service. Plus, you’ll have more time to improve business operations and launch agile initiatives.

Instead of spending more and more of your capital budget on servers for email storage and workloads, you can dedicate that budget to supporting business managers in a much more agile fashion, quickly responding to their needs.

2. Keeping data on-premises is safer than storing it in the cloud.

Fact: Security and uptime come standard with the Vintage Cloud.

Even if your company has a growing security team, businesses can rarely assemble a team large enough to uncover and protect against the hundreds of possible alerts that come through each day. When you switch to the Vintage Cloud, we act as an extension of your security team. Plus, our hosted Exchange solution has a 99.9% uptime, and our data centers are built with scale in mind.

3. I have to move everything to the cloud. It’s an all-or-nothing proposition.

Fact: You can move to the cloud at your own pace, or use a hybrid approach.

While some early cloud supporters advocated for moving your entire business to the cloud all at once, this isn’t a process that needs to happen overnight. Most implementations start with a hybrid approach—moving a single workload, like email, and growing from there.

The hybrid cloud creates a consistent platform that spans data centers and the cloud, simplifying IT and delivering apps and data to users on virtually any device, anywhere. It gives you control to deliver the computing power and capabilities that your business demands and to scale up or down as needed without wasting your onsite technology investments.

As many companies move their productivity workloads to the cloud, the path for each workload is different, and the time it takes for those migrations varies. We can help you move workloads such as file sync-and-share or email first, and then help you figure out the right long-term plan for more difficult or larger projects.