Hiring the right MSP Partner for an easier Cloud experience

Hiring the right MSP Partner for an easier Cloud experience

Team Polyrific

We have talked about migration to the Cloud and empowering your business with technologies that push it forward to easier interactions, integrations, and implementations.

                Throughout these steps there is a notion that may have become evident when moving towards the Cloud, it is all tied to having the right people for the right job which ensure that migrating your environment and integrating it all works as intended from the first try.

                For teams that have limited resources or experience in the matter this ends up being a critical situation in which time becomes precious, when there is not enough of it to learn as you go or there is too much risk involved in such an operation leveraging an MSP Partner is the way to go.

                An MSP, also known as a Managed Service Provider, is a third-party which assists you in evaluating and putting everything into motion to ensure the entire migration process is done through the established timelines in a professional and efficient manner.

                Leveraging the knowledge and resources of an MSP is an effective way to keep your environment running, perform maintenance, verify, and manage security settings as well as mitigating or fixing issues found as well as investigating performance issues or other problems that may arise.

                This can be done at a fraction of the cost of creating and putting into motion your own dedicated Cloud team, for businesses that are growing in leaps there is a larger benefit from having a knowledgeable partner to assist and guide on the way.

                Other key benefits are not always evident but are important to note, such as providing coverage 24/7 365 days at every second whenever it is needed, with experience also comes innovation and better ways to manage your environment which creates a faster return of investment.

                Are you looking to expand your business by moving to the Cloud but cannot find the resources or enough time to do it? At Polyrific we can help you with all your needs.

                Contact us now to receive a free evaluation of your current environment and to get assistance in building an efficient timeline for the migration and implementation of Cloud services and solutions to get you right where you want to be.


Team Polyrific | Mar 10, 2021

As working in the Cloud becomes more inevitable with every passing moment for business looking to grow, some features and services can benefit your business with considerable savings and ease implementation and maintenance times.

    One such service is available through Azure with SQL PaaS (Platform as a Service), which takes all the heavy lifting out of managing a database, letting you focus directly on your data and the applications that interact with it.

    But what about everything else that is involved with handling a database? You do not have to worry about anything else; Microsoft has you covered on this front so you can concentrate on what matters.

    This includes patching and updating the back-end, additionally assisting in identifying, reporting, and taking actions on any potential threats to your business data and databases.

    Azure SQL PaaS also allows you to grow as much as you need when you need it, at a fraction of the cost from your on-prem and so large it can easily handle big-data without breaking the bank.

    The added advantage to this model means that your data will always be available with minimal to no down-time for your applications to work at full speed, wherever you are, cutting the need to synchronize multiple databases around your business units.

    One key feature for Azure SQL PaaS is the ability to use it to have it as a redundant backup for your in-house on-prem applications when moving them to the Cloud is not always feasible.

    There is also the possibility of migrating all of your data through tools provided directly for Microsoft. There is no need to build special tools or perform complicated migrations that can take a large amount of manpower, money, and months to be completed.

    Microsoft also ensures that backups are performed continuously, creating a robust redundancy to assist in rapid recoveries and storing them for extended periods in case you need to roll-back through a considerable period of time.

    Being part of the Azure services, there is an integration made available with the Azure AD, allowing for Single Sign On (SSO) and faster account handling, avoiding creating additional accounts or handling multiple user databases on-prem.

    Are you interested in moving to the Cloud and moving your database information to Azure SQL PaaS?

Contact us through the provided method below, and we will get back to you to assist with all your migration and integration needs.




Team Polyrific | Mar 10, 2021

Everyone is doing it; moving infrastructure and applications to the Cloud has become the new norm for businesses looking for exponential growth while reaping considerable benefits.

    Different methodologies are available to do this; some involve slowly transitioning applications and infrastructure to the Cloud, including the integration of new applications or rebuilding current ones to conform to this new norm.

    A more efficient method to achieve this is through the Lift and Shift approach.

The Lift and Shift method ensures that with proper planning and evaluation of your current infrastructure, and the one made available by your Cloud provider, your infrastructure can be moved exactly as it is on your premises to this Cloud provider with little to no impact on availability and business continuity.

There are additional benefits to consider when using this method, such as:

  • Reduction in cost of infrastructure, such as network devices, servers, storage, and backups.

  • Reevaluation of infrastructure to reduce excess use of resources, saving you from additional expenses in your budget.

  • Cloud providers are compliant with the most common compliance standards, such as SOX or HIPAA.

  • Easier access for your business to your applications includes connectivity, load balancing, and business continuity that could be affected otherwise with an on-prem deployment.

  • No additional heavy lifting required, such as refactoring code, rethinking your infrastructure, or retraining end-users and IT employees

  • Continuous backups and data storage, creating effective redundancy that allows for rapid recovery during an incident

  • Opening the possibility of growth exactly when you need it at a fraction of the cost

  • The possibility of future integrations with the services from your Cloud provider (e.g.: Azure AD or Office365 instead of on-prem Active Directories or Exchange Servers)

Other essential items to consider are the following:

The benefits are apparent, but an IT Department will need an individual or group to perform the maintenance and required tasks through the Cloud provider interface.

In that sense, if the department does not have the knowledge or have doubts, the leverage of a partner to assist or perform this task directly can be incredibly beneficial to ensure that the process and continuity of the Cloud environment are achieved successfully.

Do you have questions or doubts about the Lift and Shift approach? Are you looking to move your on-prem environment to the Cloud and save money, time, and effort?

Contact us through the provided method below, and we will contact you to assist you on this matter.