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 the majority of Small Business APPLICATIONS & DATABASES RUN ON Local Area Networks (LANs). ALL Small business APPLICATIONS & DATABASES will RUN IN PUBLIC CLOUD Computing environments.  
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Cloud Computing??? - "Its All About the Internet!"

Cloud computing refers to the process of delivering business-critical applications and databases as a pay-as-you-go metered service. These services are wholly dependent upon the Internet for transport. The cloud computing process is also known as:

  • Software as a Service (SaaS).
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Although cloud computing has existed for more than twenty years, the cost of bandwidth made it only assessable to large corporations. However, the Internet has changed all that; and during the past two years, Cloud Services Providers (CSPs) providing SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS have aggressively expanded their offering into the small-to-medium business (SMB) arena. If you are considering cloud computing for your small business, it is critical that you that you first engage a firm that has an in-depth understanding of the architecture and "interworking" of the Internet such as JHB&A. We will perform a comprehensive analysis of your technology environment to ensure that it is capable of supporting the complex networking and information processing requirements of the Internet and cloud computing, respectively.

"Cloud computing along with our Managed Technology Infrastructure Services offers small business owners  unparalleled opportunities to grow their business without technology constraints!"

The unprecedented growth of the cloud computing processing paradigm has been so overwhelming that during the next five years, many of Line of Business (LOB) applications used by small businesses will migrate from personal computers and servers attached to the company's Local Area Network (LAN) to Internet-based service providers:

  • Cloud Service Providers (CSPs),

  • Web Server Providers (WSPs) and ;

  • Social Networks Service Providers (SNSPs). 

Examples of Cloud Computing Applications

Cloud Computing Applicatons and Databases 

Cloud computing cover the gamut of today's small business applications including:

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Applications such as SalesForce.

  • Business Contact Management (BCM) Applications.

  • Email and Instant Messaging (IM) Applications.

  • Business Accounting Systems such as QuickBooks and Peachtree.

  • Office Productivity Applications such as MS Office and Office 365.

  • Google Apps and Google Docs.

  • Line-of-Business Applications.

  • Online Storage Management.

  • Communications and Collaboration Applications.

  • Medical Imaging and Urgent Care.

We will develop a "Cloud Computing Migration Roadmap" for your Small Business that ensure that your Technology Infrastructure and your Business Operations are not negatively impacted during the migration.

Phase One of Cloud Computing Migration Roadmap: Installing, Configuration, and Optimizing Your Small Business Router

Many of today's small businesses are totally unprepared for these new metered-use business applications because they currently have unmanaged ad hoc networks such as the one shown in the diagram at the top left of this page. Unfortunately, without changes to their current technology infrastructure, these businesses will not be able to take full advantage of cloud computing applications. We can provide a "complete migration roadmap" that will ensure that your small business will continue to meet the needs of your employees and customers during the cloud migration phase. Our cloud computing migration roadmap is not just one, all encompassing move from your current ad hoc networking environment, to a technology infrastructure capable of supporting the performance, availability and security requirements of cloud computing applications and databases: Our "roadmap" will ensure that your current WAN router is capable of supporting the:

  •   "Internet-Facing" requirement of your new Global Internet Wide Area Network (WAN) including:

    •  Two or more broadband Internet connections of at one hundred bits per second (or higher),

    • Integrated Virtual Private Network (VPN) support for clients, PPTP, and gateway,

    • IPv6 Transition

    • Secure Remote Management access via the Internet,

    • Integrated firewall support,

    • .Standard RFC SysLog Client support.

  • LAN-Facing Requirements such as:

    •  Four or more Gigabit speed Ethernet Connections.

    • VLAN mapping and Quality of Service (QoS)

    • DHCP w/Multiple sub-netting.

    • Dynamic DNS

All of the above features are included in small business routers available from a variety of leading vendors including Cisco, Netgear, D-Link, and others.

Phase Two of Cloud Computing Migration Roadmap: Creating a Hybrid Cloud Computing environment that support both current Legacy applications and databases, and new cloud-based applications and databases.

The following diagram illustrates the primary components of this new managed hybrid cloud computing environment:

Hybrid Cloud-compliantTechnology Infrastructure

One of the major advantages of the Hybrid Cloud Computing Infrastructure is that is enable a small business owner to run applications on servers attached to the local LAN or on the cloud service provider's servers, and this greatly simplifies migration, backup/recovery, and other business-related issues.

We Offer Free Cloud Computing Migration Support

If you do not have answers to the above ten question, please call us FIRST at (623) 979-1827!" We will perform a free assessment of the cloud-readiness of your current network and then suggest the things that you need to consider before "you reach the point of no return." Clearly, cloud computing is the future of both small and mid-sized businesses, and it is only a matter of time before you will have to migrate some (or all) of your business applications and databases to a cloud computing architecture. Our Small-Business Technology Infrastructure will enable you to be in full control of the decision of when to migrate your business applications and database into the cloud computing environment.

"We Can Make Your Technology Infrastructure Cloud-eady in Three Days or Less!"

With little or no up-front costs, we can convert your current ad hoc network into a cloud-ready technology infrastructure. This includes helping you select the CSP that best meets your company's current and future business requirements. As part of this process, we will assist in the development of a detail cloud computing migration plan that ensure your current legacy applications and databases will continue to meet the needs of your business until your cloud computing applications and databases are ready to be placed online. Our cloud computing migration plan includes all tasks required to successfully complete the migration plus identify critical performance and continuity requirements such as:

  • network-related Service Level Agreements (SLAs),

  • traffic and activity reporting requirements,

  • frequent speed tests that measure responsiveness of ISP and CSPs,

  • application and database backup & recovery,

  • disaster recovery planning, and;

  • business continuity plans.

The Managed Technology Infrastructure diagram shown above illustrates how we can quickly and cost-effectively convert your existing unmanaged/ad hoc network into a cloud-ready environment. Please click here or call (623) 979-1827 for more information (or a free, no-obligation quote.


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