Are you ready for the Cloud?

Are you ready for the Cloud?

posted in Product ● 8 Jul 2011

One of Redstor’s partners, Star, have recently formed the UK Cloud Alliance compromising of a group of 15 providers of cloud services ranging from CRM to Online Backup. The process of choosing the service providers to underpin the UK Cloud Alliance has been a rigorous process, with the end result being that organisations from SMB’s to Enterprises now have access to best of breed cloud services and enjoying the benefits of only having one supplier to manage rather than several different suppliers. Redstor have been delivering cloud services since 2004 and have a backup platform which protects >1PB of data from c.18,000 end user customers. Redstor have a partner-enabled platform from which service providers such as Star can leverage and make best use of our cloud services such as Online Backup or Cloud Storage. What is the UK Cloud Alliance and what can they provide for me? The Alliance has been designed to help medium sized UK businesses quickly and conveniently secure local specialist support to help solve their most pressing operational challenges. By pooling the talents and resources of an exclusive, carefully selected collective of service providers, businesses have instant access to expertise to help their business transformation needs covering IT, communications, applications, data and processes. Moreover, they’ll secure financial and operational benefits that in-house alternatives and outsourcing simply can’t match. Things perspective buyers want to know? When is the right time to migrate to the Cloud? How will it impact operations and what is the true cost? There are many questions everyone has about this new form of technology but the main answer is that Cloud computing is here to stay and will continue to form a fundamental shift in the traditional IT adoption models. Businesses want to pinpoint the latest and most appropriate technology services which not only boost efficiency but also drive their business forward. Services from the UK Cloud Alliance are available for a fixed monthly fee.   So you’ll be able to budget and plan, secure in the knowledge there will be no nasty billing surprises. Cloud Alliance tell customers how important it is when dealing with a service provider, to feel completely confident that they really understand business needs and connect with your way of thinking. To many people, the cloud is often portrayed as a technical system change but it is much more than that and can change the way a business operates. If you’re looking for a best of breed Online Backup partner, then you can read more here or call our Reading office on 0118 951 5200.

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