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Everyone agrees that cloud computing is here to stay… But that may be where the agreement ends. At BluePoint Data, our vision for cloud computing is as follows:
First, we believe that virtually all companies will embrace cloud computing, to some degree during the next five years.
Second, we expect that the implementation of these clouds will not be monolithic, customers will not utilize only one provider, and significant portions of this cloud infrastructure may continue to reside on the customer premises.
Third, we realize corporate IT infrastructure is more of a tossed salad than it is a melting pot. As a result, application integration and the dependence on legacy platforms and the importance of proximity will likely cause a slower than expected (or even desired) migration to cloud computing for medium to large sized organizations. Cloud computing companies will be keeping watch to see this progression of companies seeking managed IT services.
Lastly, we know that many applications may never make it to the cloud, and may continue to be hosted by more traditional means for the foreseeable future. As information about the benefits of cloud computing becomes more prevalent, minds may be changed, but for now at least, many continue to forgo cloud computing in favor of traditional managed IT services or in house management.
Enter BluePoint’s SkyNOC: Whatever the speed, depth or breadth of your cloud strategy, it’s a certainty that the first step to the cloud should be your 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC). If you doubt this, please consider how you would manage your IT suppliers if they were all completely independent, without a common network operations center. The situation would be at best chaotic and at worst an impediment to your organization’s ability to do business. Whatever else you do, you need one overriding NOC.
BluePoint’s SkyNOC service: if you doubt you need it, consider the future without it.
With BluePoint’s SkyNOC, we can keep a watchful eye on your current infrastructure, respond to problems with it; and if you like, provide routine maintenance items such as patching, antivirus, and backup. If you choose to move some of your infrastructure to the cloud, BluePoint proudly offers our SkyServer and SkyBackup offerings. However with our SkyNOC service, if you choose another provider for your cloud computing needs, such as cloud servers and/or cloud storage, we will also monitor the other provider(s). The result is a single view, a single dashboard, and a single point of reference spanning your internal IT, as well as anything you outsourced to any other provider, cloud or traditional IT service. It truly allows you to keep all of your options open, while managing and minimizing risk, retaining command and control and lowering costs.