Choosing managed cloud services can be overwhelming for nonprofits, associations, and medium-sized businesses. Dozens of cloud based solutions are available today, each with unique benefits. And different organizations benefit from different cloud technology solutions and different cloud infrastructure. Selecting the best cloud application platform for your organization requires specific IT consulting expertise and understanding each platform’s features and capabilities. Implementation of cloud based solutions and ongoing cloud infrastructure management is challenging for organizations as well. For this reason, OSIbeyond offers Managed Cloud services to streamline the process of implementing cloud hosting solutions so that your organization can focus on its mission, all the while knowing that your transition to cloud technology is in safe hands.
OSIbeyond Managed Cloud services are a methodical design approach for a cloud solution that best fits your organization. The process of selecting and implementing a cloud service for your organization involves five key steps.
- Gathering organizational requirements
- Identifying appropriate cloud solutions
- Planning the implementation process
- Migration to the selected cloud platform
- Support and administration of the cloud platforms
OSIbeyond offers Managed Cloud services for the following platforms:
- eXos Premier Private Cloud
- Microsoft Office 365
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
eXos Premier Private Cloud
The eXos Premier Private Cloud is a best-of-breed cloud solution based on Microsoft cloud technologies, but hosted and managed by OSIbeyond. The eXos Premier Private Cloud platform offers a fully integrated cloud solution that will eliminate the need for multiple vendors and streamline technology interoperability. The eXos Premier Private Cloud platform offers a range of hosting services including Exchange email, Skype for Business, SharePoint, websites, databases, line of business applications (Finance, HR, AMS, CRM etc.), as well as compatible custom applications.
The eXos Premier Private Cloud platform provides assurance 1) on where your data resides, 2) on who has access to your data, and 3) that your data resides in a highly secure private cloud platform. Your organization can physically tour the datacenters and personally meet with OSIbeyond’s staff. In addition, stringent security measures implemented by OSIbeyond ensure data security and privacy.
Control your Cloud Storage
The eXos Premier Private Cloud platform provides your organization with significant control over your cloud storage, allowing for custom configurations that best fit your organization’s needs. Your organization can implement specific cloud configurations and policies that are unique to your needs and still enjoy the benefits of a fully cloud hosted platform. In addition, your organization can manage many of the eXos Premier Private Cloud platform features through an easy-to-use control panel.
High Service Quality
The eXos Premier Private Cloud platform is owned and operated by OSIbeyond. There are no third party providers and OSIbeyond does not serve as a middleman. As your Managed Cloud provider, OSIbeyond can maintain significant control over quality of service in both support and hosting.
OSIbeyond’s eXos cloud platform benefits your organization by: 1) Placing accountability with a single provider that will stand behind its services; 2) Providing efficiencies from single-vendor delivery of both support and hosting, including eliminating redundant costs involved with having vendors call each other for support; 3) Offering customer-centric, boutique service with much more care than large public cloud providers can offer; 4) Delivering a superior Customer Service experience – OSIbeyond’s service readily outshines the quality of support from public cloud providers, which are often located outside the United States.
Who is it for?
The eXos Premier Private Cloud platform is an appropriate solution for organizations that require a high level of cloud computing security and control of data and systems, that do not have in-house technical expertise, and that prefer a complete managed cloud hosting solution.
Office 365 Public cloud
Office 365 is a Microsoft public cloud solution with subscription plans that include online access to Office applications and other productivity services. Many Office 365 plans also include the desktop version of the latest Office applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. The Office 365 subscription with the desktop version of Office ensures that you will always have the most up-to-date version of Office applications.
Microsoft also offers Office 365 Nonprofit, designed to help nonprofits and NGOs do more good. This offering provides eligible organizations with access to Office 365. Office 365 services include Exchange email, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Skype for Business.
OSIbeyond has extensive Office 365 migration experience, keyed to a streamlined, low-impact migration approach. This includes migrations to Office 365 SharePoint. OSIbeyond will support Office 365 services on an ongoing basis, including user administration and contacting Office 365 support on your behalf. In addition, Office 365 Skype for Business can be integrated with eXos Unified Communications, providing full telephony services while retaining the cost benefits of the Microsoft cloud.
Who is it for?
The Office 365 Public Cloud platform is appropriate for organizations requiring Software as a Service (SAAS) hosting of specific Microsoft applications at a low cost.
Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides software as a service (SAAS), platform as a service (PAAS), infrastructure as a service (IAAS), and supports a wide range of programming languages, tools and frameworks, including Microsoft and third-party software and systems.
Microsoft Azure is often used by developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage applications through our global network of datacenters. Azure provides the freedom to build and deploy wherever you want, using the tools, applications, and frameworks of your choice.
Deploy anywhere with your choice of tools
Choose how you deploy Azure—connecting cloud and on-premises with consistent hybrid cloud capabilities and using open source technologies—for maximum portability and value from your existing investments.
Build your apps your way
Use the tools and open source technologies you already know because Azure supports a broad selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, databases, and devices.
Accelerate app innovation
Build simple to complex projects within a consistent portal experience using deeply-integrated cloud services, so you can rapidly develop, deploy, and manage your apps.
Build apps quickly and easily
Whether you’re building internet-scale applications or simple mobile apps, develop and iterate faster and easier using Azure’s integrated tools, APIs, and analytics.
Manage apps proactively
Use the Azure portal, Application Insights, and Operations Management Suite to gain insights that help you quickly monitor, iterate, and manage your apps and systems.
Deliver mobile apps seamlessly
Build mobile apps faster for any popular form factor and operating system using continuous development and DevOps tools such as Xamarin.
Who is it for?
The Microsoft Azure platform is appropriate for organizations requiring custom application development tools, or organizations looking to migrate existing Microsoft applications to a Platform as a Service (PAAS) provider.
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering computing power, database storage, content delivery, and other functionality to help organizations thrive. AWS cloud products and solutions are used to build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability, and reliability.
Amazon cloud hosting provides a broad set of infrastructure services, such as computing power, cloud storage, cloud networking and database security, delivered as a utility: on-demand, available in seconds, with pay-as-you-go pricing.
A Platform for Virtually Every Use Case
From data warehousing to deployment tools, directories to content delivery, over 50 services are available with AWS. New Amazon cloud services are quick to provision, without upfront capital expense, allowing enterprises, start-ups, SMBs and customers in the public sector to access the building blocks they need to respond quickly to changing business requirements.
Deep features such as a wide range of database engines, server configurations, encryption and powerful big data tools let you stay focused on your core mission, and not on corralling or cooling infrastructure.
Security Recognized as Stronger than On-premises
Cloud computing security is recognized as better than on-premise. Broad security certification and accreditation, data encryption at rest and in-transit, hardware security modules and strong physical security all contribute to a more secure way to manage your organization’s IT infrastructure.
Deep Visibility into Compliance and Governance
Controlling, auditing and managing identity, configuration and usage is a crucial part of today’s IT infrastructure landscape. With the AWS Cloud, these capabilities come built into the platform to help you meet your compliance, governance, and regulatory requirements.
Who is it for?
The Amazon Web Services platform is an appropriate solution for organizations requiring large scale cloud infrastructure, such as deployment of server farms hosting high traffic websites.
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