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To Build or Buy Cloud Computing?

For those contemplating this question with regards to offering backup and DR as a service, be careful when it comes to purchasing and managing your storage.

Analogy:

Say you’re looking at your options to buy or build your house. To build you would first need to buy a plot of land, working out the plans, getting plans approved and then buying all the materials you need. With the basic elements on site, now comes the hard part. Digging the trenches, erecting the framework in which to pour the concrete, then adding wall, doors, windows, electricity, plumbing and many other details. Any of these could trip you up and add time onto the project.

Many projects run way over budget and can be delayed by many months, or even years!

The only way this method would have any possibility of success is if you had a broad DIY skillset, or have generous contractor friends.

Currently the preferred approach is to buy a new-build house and move in, or buy a fixer-upper and pay someone else to create your vision. This typically saves a lot of money, time and heartbreak, but also enables you to focus on other priorities rather than sinking into a hole of unending financial surprises.

 

These are the very same reasons why many decide to shelve projects to erect their own storage infrastructures in support of their plans to add backup and DR services to their repertoire. Those thinking about building their own storage subsystems should look before they leap. There are many factors they need to be aware of to do with supporting and managing storage.

A lot of time and resources are taken up, for example, in product evaluation/selection/acquisition. Once purchased, there is much to be cautious about when it comes to implementation and integration, which includes third-party backup and recovery software. Once the storage assets are in place and functioning, they will need to be maintained. All this assumes, of course, that the necessary storage management and administration resources exist internally. This means have adequate storage personnel with the skills to efficiently manage your customers’ storage.

Those that follow this path often rue the day they opened the door to endless storage complexity, hassle and expenses, just because they wanted to ensure their back up customers never run out of capacity.

 

Synergy Technology offers a Private Cloud Platform, which works better for businesses as it is restricted to a single customer or trusted community and offers security and flexibility.

 

Examples of what Cloud Computing services:

 

Virtual IT – This is where we can configure and utilize remote, third-party servers as extensions to a company’s local IT network.

 

Software – We utilize all our software applications.

 

Network Storage – We back up or archive data across the internet to a provider without needing to know a physical location of storage.