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How Miami Small Businesses Benefit from a Hybrid Cloud Solution

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Today’s hectic businesses environment requires a backup solution that delivers much more than a traditional local only strategy. Given the constant risks your small business faces with your important data, it’s critical for you to ensure 1) that your data is protected and 2) that your data can remain operational in lieu of a system disruption. That’s where a hybrid cloud-based backup solution comes in.

According to analysts, hybrid solutions are the top desired features by today’s small businesses.

4 KEY REASONS WHY A BACKUP, RECOVERY & BUSINESS CONTINUITY SOLUTION BASED ON A HYBRID CLOUD MODEL IS PREFERRED

  • Security

With a hybrid solution, your company’s essential data is backed up locally and then an additional backup is replicated off-site, providing additional data security (data insurance if you will). The in-house data is protected by redundant sets of information with the local device being the first line of defense. In most cases, three distinct copies of each of your files exist – on the workstation or server, on the local device and in the public cloud.

  • Storage

Your organization also benefits from local storage flexibility, addressing a key concern that you may have with a hybrid cloud solution. Since cloud storage is far less expensive, you can retain more data on the cloud and have a shorter retention locally. Small businesses like yours are often concerned about space on local storage devices, and the cloud gives you the chance to make decisions about how long to store backups on your local devices.

You won’t have to worry about purchasing more local storage, nor do you have to make difficult choices about what files to delete when running out of space. Once again, it’s important to emphasize the peace of mind that this option provides. It eliminates a pain point that organizations have struggled with: limited resources dedicated to storage.

  • Savings

One of the biggest concerns you may have when making any sort of technology decision is the bottom line. Fortunately, hybrid cloud backup solutions are cost effective. The hybrid model keeps costs low. Because you only need to purchase or rent a local unit while the rest of the infrastructure lies in the cloud. It’s important to look for an IT company that could provide you with options.

  • Virtualization

In the event of a disaster, be it natural or technical, you should feel confident that your data was backed up, and that it can be restored in a timely manner. When organizations experience downtime, they stand to lose a great deal of money as IT strives to bring operations back online. In these instances, virtual machines (VM) can be the difference between downtime and uptime. VMs are copies of workstations or servers running on a server in the cloud.

Every aspect of the duplicated machine can be run from this virtual machine that lives in the cloud, and is therefore not vulnerable to localized phenomena, like a weather disaster. For example, in a disaster scenario, your organization’s server and or appliances could failover to the cloud to avoid downtime, keeping data and operations running smoothly and consistently, ensuring business continuity even when the winds are strong and the weather fierce.

Hybrid cloud backup solutions offer small business and many other organizations the best of both worlds, and play an essential part of a comprehensive backup, recovery and business continuity strategy. The added benefits of Security, Storage, Savings and Virtualization should make the transition to a hybrid cloud solution a little easier, and hopefully alleviate any fears you may have of the cloud.

Anton Resnick is CEO of WebHosting.Net.

5 Reasons to Choose Virtual Desktops for Your Miami Business

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Since the beginning, desktops have caused endless hassles for small businesses like yours. Aggravations such as fixing a PC after a virus has been downloaded or having to upgrade all the Windows machines to Windows 10 or just the fact that managing PCs is time consuming and distracting for whoever handles it, taking them away from more important duties.

The reality, that manufacturers have failed to share with us in their marketing, is that managing desktops is a never ending aggravation. The good news is that today there is a solution to your frustration. The solution is a Virtual Desktop and it may just be what the doctor ordered.

Virtual Desktops have been around for several years, however, recent trends in Cloud computing, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and advances in virtualization technology have made Virtual Desktops a viable option for a small-and-medium-sized business like yours. Making it possible to finally let go of your many desktops and making life easier for everyone.

The following is an overview of what benefits you can expect from utilizing Virtual Desktops for your business.

Cost Savings

By migrating to Virtual Desktops, you can extend the life of your existing desktops and postpone large capital expenditures like purchasing new desktops or on-premise servers.

Control

With Virtual Desktops you are also in more control than with traditional desktops. Your important data is stored centrally giving you the ability to control and adjust access to the applications or data.

Security

Virtual Desktops also provide multiple layers of security. The data centers, where the servers that run the Virtual Desktops are located, are protected 24/7 by live security guards. Furthermore, access to the Virtual Desktop is encrypted and thus protected. Data is backed up regularly and retained per your unique requirements.

Agility

Virtual Desktops also give your business more agility and flexibility. For instance, new software can be rolled out quickly and software updates are done automatically through a centralized management dashboard.

In addition, with Virtual Desktops you can give your employees, contractors, volunteers, access to your applications and data (you decide who as access to applications and data) using their own devices (a.k.a. Bring Your Own Device). By doing this, your employees can securely use your data and applications regardless if they use a Windows laptop, Mac or Apple iPad, or their own laptop, or work from home on their desktop.

Lastly, if a natural disaster, weather, or sickness prevents your workers from getting to the office, you have flexibility to allow remote work from any location without hampering productivity.

Productivity

With Virtual Desktops, every one of your employee can be productive from anywhere, anytime through virtually any device. Whether it is a laptop, desktop, iPad, or Android device – your employees can get to their business applications and be as productive as they would be if they were in the office in front of a PC.

Lastly, with Virtual Desktops your IT gets easier too. You can choose to co-manage or hand over management of the Virtual Desktops to companies like Webhosting.Net. Either way, Virtual Desktops lower your capital expenditures and give you better control, security, agility, and productivity than ever before.

See our Standard, Pro and Advanced Virtual Desktop plans here.

Anton Resnick is CEO of Webhosting.Net

From Small Business Hosting to Cloud Hosting from Webhosting.net

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small business hostingWeb hosting can be offered to consumers in multiple formats based upon specific user requirements. These requirements are incumbent upon cost and infrastructure provided.

Web hosting can be obtained free of cost from cloud-based Web development platforms that allows users to create HTML5 websites and mobile sites, through the use of online drag and drop tools. Users can add functionality such as social plugins, e-commerce, contact forms, e-mail marketing, and community forums to their Web sites using a variety of integrated applications.

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