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|Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Transition to the Private Cloud
‘Cloud computing’ has brought incredible promise to the world of information technology and the buzz surrounding it has lead to widespread curiosity and awareness of public cloud services. Pooled computing resources, divided and allocated to different users, have been proven in the development and testing realm of IT to have tremendous benefits. Those benefits however have been overshadowed by concerns of a lack of security and uptime assurances among Enterprise IT executives.
The private cloud aims to eliminate those concerns by dedicating exclusive hardware to each user. Instead of your data being stored off “in the cloud” somewhere, one can point to a group of servers in a data center and say, “that is your data, and only your data, on those servers,” alleviating security concerns. It is a “best of both worlds” solution that can bring important benefits like improved uptime and reliability at a lower cost than on traditional IT infrastructure.
In fact, according to Yankee Group’s recent survey on Cloud Computing, private cloud computing is preferred 2:1 over fully managed public cloud solutions. 67% of respondents preferred the private cloud, whereas only 28% preferred a fully managed public cloud, 21% preferred an unmanaged public cloud, and 8% were looking to a hybrid cloud solution.
That is why we compiled the top 5 reasons why your company should rethink your IT infrastructure and look into the benefits of private cloud computing.
Biotronic Case Study - Reliable and Secure Server Environment for Monitoring Brain and Spine Surgery
Biotronic provides neurophysiological intraoperative monitoring services for hospitals across the United States. Hospitals, physicians, and patients count on Biotronic to report any changes in the brain’s neural signals during surgery. So Biotronic needed to make certain that their systems were up and running with no downtime.
In addition to giving Biotronic an ideal environment for their production servers, Online Tech’s unique advantage with separate data centers over 50 miles apart with separate power grids and network feeds, but connected by high-speed direct cable, offers Biotronic ideal secure and fast offsite backup and disaster recovery options. The combination of Online Tech’s high availability data centers for both production and offsite IT disaster recovery bring great value to Biotronic.
How a Metric-Driven, Collaborative Company Culture Nurtures Great Customer Service
As one of the most recent additions to Online Tech, the differences in company culture from previous businesses remain fresh and notable. Coming from an agency background with a perspective across many industries and business models, it's not been easy in Michigan to share a lot of good news. Companies have lost budgets, workers have lost colleagues, businesses have radically downsized or downright faded away.
So at Online Tech, laughter was one notable difference. A 3rd straight growth year? In Michigan?! Almost unheard of. It got the better of my curiosity going, that's for sure. There's a lot of quiet, heads down work here, but a strong and definable team spirit that sets the context for our individual efforts.
For example, every day at 3:30 sharp, we all get together for a 10 minute huddle. It's always met with good spirits, and always right to the point. Each department - finance, sales and marketing, operations, & product development - brings 3-4 metrics to the meeting. All stats are shared company wide – across headquarters, all data centers, reps and techs on the road – everyone. We're all on the same team here, every day. We all know exactly where the #s stand – revenue, pipeline, losses, support tickets.