Cloud computing – the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet rather than a local server to store, manage, secure and process data — is becoming more and more attractive to enterprises. Despite the profound interest, many businesses have been struggling with how to make the transition. NextCloud is changing the way businesses, municipalities, educational institutions and healthcare providers consume cloud computing resources. With our Regional Cloud offerings, these organizations are able to leverage virtual private cloud services including server infrastructure as a service, online storage, and security/security management by working with a local partner. With NextCloud, you take advantage of best-in-breed technologies, solutions designed to meet your business needs, high availability, high-performance and security — all with direct access to a local support network which dramatically reduces response time. In short, NextCloud is The Cloud You Can Drive To.
So, what are the benefits of working with a regional partner? Beyond support services, enterprises implementing cloud solutions have the ability to visit NextCloud’s datacenter and hosting sites when they need to view, first-hand, the levels of protection, redundancy and security their mission-critical applications and data require. In addition, a knowledgeable local provider can help make critical decisions and define a migration path to a cloud-based solution. Finally, collaboration with NextCloud means that businesses, educational organizations, healthcare providers and municipalities no longer need to look beyond the region for optimum cloud computing services.
With greater flexibility, lower infrastructure costs and lower operational overhead, there’s a lot to love about a move to a cloud architecture, but many organizations struggle with where to begin. NextCloud recently unveiled NextStore, an enterprise-class, high-performance backup, archiving and disaster recovery solution in a single managed service designed for both physical and virtual infrastructures. Enterprises can securely and virtually meet their remote data storage requirements, resolve backup challenges and manage disaster recovery while realizing significant costs savings due to reductions in capital expenditures and reduction in space, power and cooling requirements typical in on-premise systems. NextStore provides an ideal entrance to cloud services for businesses of all sizes that require high-speed backup, highly secure storage for their critical data, dependable disaster recovery and data replication for multiple locations.
NextCloud’s Virtual One (NV1) is a high performance, scalable platform able to host an entire enterprise virtual datacenter, enabling an enterprise user to securely access applications and data from any connected device including thin clients or mobile devices – which has spawned the term BYOD, or bring-your-own-device. With NV1, employees can gain access to a virtual desktop that connects to their employer’s network and their required applications and data while securely keeping the employer’s valuable data on their network. Unlike issuing laptops to employees, the data is only allowed to be saved on the employer’s network, securing data and accessing the network with an encrypted connection.
Moving our clients to the cloud starts with asking the key questions that drive a business to such a move. We help our clients first understand exactly what it means to migrate to the cloud and why they would choose to do so. We identify the key applications that can take advantage of this environment and outline the most efficient, effective and least disruptive path. NextCloud can structure a solution that’s right for any organization—even those that have to know precisely where their data is at all times.
NextCloud is showcasing and demonstrating their Regional Cloud solutions at VMworld 2012, in the New Innovators section, booth 2113, August 26 – 30, in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. Visit NextCloud at www.nextcloud.co.