Energy Corridor Company Calls Uprite Services for Cloud Hosting Solutions
Since the onset of COVID-19, remote access to workers has been a primary need for nearly every business. When employees were dispatched from their Houston workplaces to home offices, technology requirements were transformed instantly.
Remote access has become a high priority for local businesses and is made simpler when technological applications are hosted off-site away from the traditional office.
Many Houston companies are looking for help in moving their on-premise hardware to a secure and consistent hosted environment. Such was the case with an energy company that recently called us for advice.
The decision to place your servers in a co-location, i.e., a physical data center or the cloud, with public, private, or hybrid options, should be based on your individual business needs and the type of workload being performed.
Every business leader is looking for the right balance between the best technology available and a cost-effective solution. Cost is always one of the primary considerations when moving data off-site, but your considerations should include security options, redundancy, disaster recovery, and connectivity.
Motives for Migration
Working with an expert can help you validate the objectives you expect to obtain from moving particular tasks and processes off-site. Some industries must consider using off-site hosting to improve compliance, with healthcare and financial companies enduring some of the most stringent regulations.
The co-location and cloud options will provide each offer advantages, and it’s wise to consider each one before making your final decision.
Benefits of Co-location
Some IT staffers still prefer to see, and even touch, their servers physically. The benefit of using a data center for co-location allows your hardware to exist in an off-site environment near Houston, while the company continues to retain ownership.
A local data center will provide its infrastructure and bandwidth, reducing the footprint of your on-site hardware. Companies can opt-in for server management and maintenance agreements, typically for a monthly fee, and eliminate the need to make on-site visits.
One significant drawback of co-location is compatibility with legacy applications. If your business uses older or custom-built applications, they may not be agreeable with every data center set-up.
Benefits of Cloud Hosting
When moving your data to the cloud, it’s accessed through the Internet. Typically this is a productivity booster for companies.
Cloud hosting is based on a utility-type model where companies pay for only what they use. Depending on your applications, this could result in savings over time. If your business is seasonal, it’s important to note that the cloud is scalable and could provide cost savings during downtimes.
One popular benefit to cloud hosting is that the service provider handles developing, deploying, maintaining, and securing its network architecture and implements shared responsibility models to keep customer data safe.
The cloud also offers more complex capabilities and a constant influx of features and improvements, making it a more hands-off solution. This makes it a great fit for the dynamic energy sector.
Find the Right Solution for the Right Workload
Every IT workload has different needs, costs, and complexity profiles, meaning there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution.
As company leaders begin to think about migrating their data to an off-premise environment, they should first conduct a formal, objective IT assessment to understand which workloads would be best hosted in co-located environments or private, public, hybrid, or multi-cloud environments.
Factors to consider when determining which workloads should include security and compliance, latency, cost, and performance.
In today’s business world, it can be challenging for one platform, one provider, and one type of cloud to serve all needs. Given this, the the-right-solution-for-the-right-workload approach has become prevalent in Houston and beyond.
Obtain Customized Advice from the Uprite Services Team
Get the right advice for where you should host based on the unique needs of your business.
If you’re thinking of moving your hosting footprint for your business, bear in mind that doing so requires experts who understand the architecture and know-how to upgrade, patch, secure, monitor, and scale a hosting environment.
To reduce your organization’s on-premises IT footprint in Houston, Uprite Services’ specialists can deploy data-center or cloud hosting solutions for you. Our managed solutions come with plenty of options — from co-location to private, public, or hybrid cloud to cloud servers and desktops.
We understand that energy companies have special concerns with it comes to IT. Let us help you make the most of your infrastructure investments by simplifying your budget and paring down a world of options to the most relevant and workable suggestions for your business.
Please schedule a consultation or call us today at 281-688-1176.