Network Frozen? Time to Consider Cloud

So your power is out, water lines are busted, and your phone is edging the limits of your data plan.  Worse yet, when you do get online, you can’t log in to your company’s systems hosted at the office because, you guessed it, there’s no power there either.  You can’t remember what backup processes are in place, no one is sure when you’ll be able to get back into your office, and your employees are starting to ask questions you might not know the answers to.   

If you’re operating a business in Texas that suffered downtime this week due to unavailable technology resources, you have options.  An in-house server may ordinarily feel like a warm blanket, but this last wintry week is sure to pull into stark relief the potential risk inherently associated with hosting your own servers and storage appliances. 

When will they get access?  How should new business be processed?  Why can they not access business data and systems when they have Internet access at home? 

Turn the clocks back one year when the world was scrambling to wrangle a pandemic it didn’t fully understand, implementing work-from-home policies which had never been tried at the same scale, not to mention trying to stay afloat amidst a tossing and turning market. 

The groundwork was laid for an effective work-from-home strategy, except for one detail.  Access to your company servers, data storage devices, and Remote Desktop Services systems were still dependent on office power and Internet services to be available.  

Fully-hosted cloud environments, on the other hand, can rapidly connect your workforce to critical applications regardless of the weather or office power events, they just need an Internet connection.  That means maximum uptime for your business, less risk, greater customer service, and increased revenue.    

Your next major technology decision may be to move to 100% cloud, because as the last year has shown us, anything is possible, and increasingly likely. 

2020’s brutal sequel, Texas Winter Apocalypse 2021, still has much of the Lone Star State reeling.  We won’t know the total cost of the blizzard this week, but it will likely cost many billions of dollars statewide.  And while most of us can find some solace in knowing that temperatures should be in the 60s by next week, most of us are also asking ourselves: “what could happen next?”  Hurricanes, tornados, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, blizzards–take your pick, Texas is an extreme weather smorgasbord. 

Enter Mentis Business Cloud powered by Microsoft Azure.  Mentis Business Cloud is a highly scalable, secure, and cost effective solution with remarkable availability and global redundancy.  Leveraging Microsoft’s unmatched infrastructure, our cloud solutions provide a distributed environment accessible to any user with Internet access.  If your business came to a standstill this week because office resources were hijacked by a blizzard, know that it didn’t have to be that way.  

Features of the Mentis Business Cloud: 

 

  • Hosted servers, applications, Windows Virtual Desktops, and Remote Desktop Services in the Microsoft Azure cloud 
  • Migrate your entire stack of business applications to the cloud 
  • Increase business productivity from the office or remote work site anytime
  • Improved team collaboration and security
  • Unlimited capacity and scalability
  • Works with all of your business applications and devices (Windows PCs, Apple macOS, Chrome OS, iOS, and Android devices) 
  • Operate your corporate office with as little as a router, switches, wireless access points, printers, and low-cost user endpoint devices 
  • Continue business operations remotely without missing a beat in the event your office building is impacted by power or Internet outages  

 

We’d love to talk to you about your planning process for the next round of who-knows-what.  Visit www.mentis-group.com to learn more about our company and www.mentis-group.com/services/cloud-services/ to review Mentis Business Cloud powered by Microsoft Azure.