Be Structured will implement your private cloud with space and equipment from our partner provider Coresite. The company has 23 data centers located across the United States, including major locations in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Miami. All of these centers are connected by high count dark fiber that provides stable, reliable, and fast data transfer. Each data center has security personnel on site around the clock every day of the year, top of the line surveillance systems, and biometrics-restricted access to all servers. Their security complies with a wide range of regulations, including HIPAA, ISO 27001, and PCI DSS.
Through our partners, we have direct access to high-performance applications like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, Google Cloud, and other domestic and international carriers. Be Structured is agnostic towards a single private cloud hosting company because we only recommend the service that is right for you and your needs. We will help you evaluate each hosting option and determine which one best meets your needs now and for future growth. With our help and the help of our partners, you can quickly configure your new server to meet your needs and migrate your data to it.
One of the biggest advantages of the cloud is the number of options that come with migrating your services to one. A hosted private cloud can be your goal or just a stepping stone to a public cloud computing solution. Public cloud servers such as Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud offer less management options but usually greater power and storage options. There is also a hybrid cloud option which is a mix of the public and private cloud services. You can choose which operations go where depending on your needs.
Migrating to the Cloud Is Simple
Moving to a cloud server isn’t as difficult as it may sound like. The first step is to determine what data and applications you need to move to the cloud. In some instances, you may not want to move all of your data to the cloud right away. You may also not need all of your applications to be cloud-based services. In fact, if you use older software or very specialized software, you may need to continue running it from a local computer. Older apps may not be able to be ported to the cloud, while some apps that are very resource-intensive may not run as smoothly.
The next step is to determine your cloud server needs. We will help you find the right cloud option for your current needs that also allows you room to grow. This is especially important if you’re not planning on migrating everything to the cloud right away but may want to move more data or apps to it in the future.
Preparing to migrate your data can take some planning. You want to make certain that the migration is done as quickly as possible to minimize the amount of time your system is down. You’ll want to plan out the order you migrate applications and make certain everything is moved correctly. We will assist you in planning your server migration so it goes smoothly.
Once everything is planned, it’s time to migrate your data. You absolutely want to have a full backup of everything you’re moving to the cloud. While it’s rare something goes drastically wrong, you never want to leave anything to chance. Back up your data so it’s safe. Even if you don’t need it here, it’s always good to have a backup.
After the migration is complete, you’ll want to do some testing to make certain everyone can access all of the apps and data they need. If there’s no problems, congratulations! You’ve successfully migrated to the cloud.