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SMB’s are capitalizing on the cloud

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are increasingly migrating their IT infrastructure from an on-premises model to public cloud platforms to capitalize on the cloud’s greater scale and flexibility. This means building a cloud practice is crucial for being able to fully support our clients’ needs.

Hybrid capabilities, compliance offerings, and optimizations for business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are some of the most critical aspects we consider when building their cloud practice, as these will enable us to best provide support and services to our customers. Simultaneously, we plan for BCDR protection that will maximize the resiliency of our clients’ cloud workloads, while also generating predictable revenue streams.

Flexible hybrid capabilities

While many SMB organizations are considering cloud migration, it’s common for them to also want to maintain certain workloads and IT environments on-premises. Hybrid cloud solutions offer options for consistency and flexibility that enable organizations to innovate across on-premises, multi-cloud, and edge computing environments. It’s key for us to take this into consideration when weighing their options for which public cloud(s) to build their practice around.

Optimal hybrid and multi-cloud platform delivers benefits like:

  • Enabling remote work
  • Maximizing existing on-premises IT investments
  • Extending cloud scale and innovation to on-prem environments
  • Managing on-prem and cloud workloads from a single control plane

A cloud platform include the strength of its customer offerings for:

  • Apps: Building and deploying a truly consistent app experience everywhere in your hybrid cloud.
  • Data: Seamlessly migrating, managing, and analyzing data across your digital estate.
  • Management: Managing, governing, and securing IT resources across on-premises, multi-cloud, and edge environments from a single control plane.
  • Security: Getting unified hybrid security management and advanced threat protection for all your workloads across on-premises and cloud environments.
  • Identity: Giving users a seamless, single sign-on experience across cloud, mobile, and on-premises apps by managing access with a unified identity platform.
  • Networking: Extending your existing network to the cloud, thereby securely connecting distributed workloads and locations at a global scale.
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