Cloud Migration

Cloud migration is the process of moving data, applications, and services from your on-site computers to the Cloud.

It sounds easy, but it can be a complex and daunting process that requires a lot of planning and care. In short, it requires a strategy.

The CLS Expert consulting team can work with you to develop the most efficient step-by-step strategy for your migration with the least cost and effort. Our team can help you choose the best application candidates for migration and help you compare the financial costs of owning and operating a data centre versus leasing space in the Cloud.

CLS Expert will perform a technical assessment and a security and compliance assessment, and will help you determine whether a hybrid strategy might make more sense. We can assist in the design of a proof-of-concept project, help you validate the technology, and guide you in building internal support for your project.

With the CLS Expert consulting team as a partner, you will be able to take full advantage of the latest advances in Cloud technology.

 

Infrastructure design and implementation

A strategic plan may include replacing ageing servers, setting up a new data centre or implementing a virtualisation plan.

CLS Expert specialists can assist you in both the design of your infrastructure and in the selection and procurement of the best hardware and software for your specific application. CLS Expert can also arrange a competitive equipment lease, helping you conserve capital.

Backup and disaster recovery

Price Waterhouse Coopers estimate that 43% of companies that experience a major data loss simply do not recover. But even if the business doesn’t fail outright, it may experience business disruption, stiff fines for non-compliance, negative publicity and the loss of customer confidence. This is a heavy price to pay for failing to have an effective backup and disaster recovery system in place.

A key management objective of any business must be the ability to quickly recover from such a crisis. Fortunately, recent technologies such as virtualisation and backup automation make it much easier to set up a disaster recovery system that is both reliable and cost-effective.

For businesses that are still using manual disaster recovery systems, CLS Expert can help your IT team transition to a more reliable and scalable system that will require less hardware, fewer personnel and less training. An automated system within a virtualised server environment can fully recover in a fraction of the time it would take a manual system.

After reviewing your infrastructure, CLS Expert consultants will recommend a data recovery solution that will make the most of the hardware and software you have in place and will help your team choose the replication, failover and failback options that will best suit your business.