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Here’s How To Overcome AWS Challenges and Optimize Your Cloud Investment

Considering AWS but have some concerns? Already made the investment but in over your head?


A move to the cloud provides a wealth of opportunity but with these opportunities come many new challenges, creating a distraction from one’s core business focus.  Getting the most out of an AWS investment requires a team of specialists with proven experience designing, building, managing and optimizing cloud services across multiple disciplines.

The Amazon Cloud is growing ever more complex with an expansive line of products that can be combined in innumerous ways to create a single solution. Users of the Amazon infrastructure must not only be an expert in the AWS products and systems, but still maintain security, networking, server operating system, database, storage and backup expertise.

The most efficient way to optimize an investment in AWS and maintain business focus is to partner with ColoSpace, a certified expert.

ColoSpace specializes in end-to-end AWS solutions with an emphasis on security, scalability, optimization and cost savings tailored to each individual customer. We rely on our comprehensive cloud service expertise to provide in-depth knowledge across AWS’ full suite of services. ColoSpace is a trusted team member, providing customers of all sizes with AWS design, deployment and management so that they can focus on their business.

Managed Amazon Web Services Include:

  • Design and Consultation
  • Deployment and Migration Services
  • Continuous optimization
  • Fully Managed 24/7 Support
  • Multi-tiered Monitoring Solutions
  • Custom Cloud Projects

For more information on how ColoSpace can help with your cloud journey, please Contact Us.

Colo To Cloud: Begin Your Cloud Journey With Colocation

In almost every technology discussion, no matter what the topic, the Cloud seems to make its way into the middle. You will most likely hear about the substantial business and technology benefits for moving to the Cloud. While most IT professionals would agree that cloud computing is advantageous, the most common concern is how to make the move to the cloud.  As an end-to-end provider of colocation and cloud services, we have seen many companies that are either completely petrified of moving to the cloud or ready to jump-in head first with an all-or-nothing approach. To assure a smooth cloud transition, companies should follow a roadmap outlining gradual adoption. While each roadmap is different, Colocation has continued to play an important role in the journey to the cloud.  

Outsourcing some data and applications to a colocation facility is a great first step for those who are worried about letting go of some of the day-to-day control of their IT assets. Colocation allows businesses to maintain ownership of their IT systems without having to invest in space, power, cooling, and physical security. Colocation also optimizes the use of legacy hardware that companies don’t want to waste. Businesses can co-locate depreciating servers at a secure data center while accessing virtual machines on an as-needed basis and building their cloud footprint.  Furthermore, businesses that leverage the use of experts to manage assets enable their IT team to focus on more strategic and operational efforts. They can then start gradually moving applications little by little to the cloud.

By partnering with ColoSpace, an end-to-end provider of colocation AND cloud services, businesses can simplify their cloud journey by leveraging our breadth and depth of expertise, 24×7 support and security and regulatory compliance standards to implement a flexible, scalable and cost-effective cloud platform. Furthermore, ColoSpace’s expansive service offering assures that as a business’ strategy evolves, so do we, assuring that no IT investment ever goes to waste.

For many, colocation is more than a step towards the cloud. It can be an important component in an overall IT strategy. It offers many of the same benefits as the cloud and provides an easy way to connect to it, all while helping you meet changing business needs without throwing away your investment in existing IT assets.

In Part Two, we will discuss Colocation’s role as the foundation of the perfect Hybrid Cloud environment.

The Importance of DaaS In Today’s Workplace

The way we live and work is changing rapidly, driven by an influx of Millennials entering the job market. As of 2015, Millennials represented the largest generation currently in the U.S. workforce, and their expectations about what a workplace can be — alongside evolving technology — have led to a radical shift in work flexibility. And the one tool that is poised to make the job of the future a reality is desktop as a service (DaaS).

“DaaS provides streamlined, cloud-based access to operationally-vital applications from anywhere, on any machine.”

Benefits of DaaS

As we’ve written before, more businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on cloud services for their key operations. On average, many organizations use around four separate cloud services like email, backup, file-sharing and CRM. These features can increase efficiency and take the headache out of having in-house IT managing applications internally. But enterprises are constantly looking for more consolidation — with 56 percent of organizations saying they would prefer a single source for their hosted IT.

This is where Desktop-as-a-Service, like what ColoSpace offers comes in. DaaS combines desktop, applications, data and IT services into a single cloud solution, enabling users to access all of their apps and data — cloud or local — from a hosted desktop on any device — Windows, Mac, tablet or smartphone — from any location.

What is DaaS?

Configure once, manage centrally, deploy globally!
As a way to radically transform your IT operations, Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) can add value and efficiency to your company. Simply put, DaaS is a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offered and hosted on the backend by a third-party cloud service provider. This means that the desktop resides on an offsite server maintained and updated by the cloud service provider and can be made accessible from anywhere on any device. They are sometimes referred to as “hosted desktop services.”

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