Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I know if Cloud Is right for my business?

Companies that want to migrate to the Cloud do so for a variety of reasons. The advantages of flexibility, scalability, cost reductions, and so on are balanced against availability issues. It is critical to assess whether the Cloud is a good fit for you from both a strategic and operational standpoint. Does your IT demand fluctuate throughout the year? Is the expense of your IT interfering with your capacity to expand as a company? If this is the case, you should think about a cloud solution that can be readily scaled.
You should also assess your present IT system to understand the benefits of migrating to the Cloud, particularly in the areas listed below:
Service – How essential are security, dependability, and adaptability to your company? Is your existing solution fulfilling your requirements? Is there room for growth?
Technological Landscape – How many business users are there in the IT landscape? What is the geographical breakdown of your user base? Is it necessary for your staff to have remote access?
Cost – Are you happy with the price of your on-premises solution? Are the fees for scaling up or upgrading services reasonable?
Ease of migrating – When was the last time you made a big financial investment? Do you have any contractual or vendor commitments that prevent you from migrating?

Answering these questions might help you determine whether the Cloud is a suitable match for your company.

How can you develop a Cloud-Based Strategy for your business?

Outlining your technical and business objectives is the first step in developing a cloud strategy. Understand the causes driving your company’s transition to the Cloud, as well as the solutions these drivers necessitate. Your cloud plan may be to start modestly and gradually, or your company may be able to jump right in. Once you’ve identified your requirements, you’ll be able to determine if your cloud strategy should incorporate public, private, or hybrid cloud solutions. Create a road map and schedule for implementing your cloud migration. Or contact us at sagar@platingnum.com we will help you to develop cloud strategy for your business.

What preparation do I need to make for the Cloud?

Many businesses do not take the time to examine the additional measures that may be required prior to migrating to the Cloud. Preparing to migrate to the Cloud is, for the most part, straightforward and entails outsourcing the transfer to a Cloud Service Provider. However, one of the most critical factors to consider is the bandwidth of your network. Due to the burden that cloud computing places on local internet connections, you may want to consider increasing your bandwidth or investing in SD-WAN technology to improve connectivity. Get consultation at platingnum.com

What types of workloads am I able to move to the Cloud?

There are several alternatives for cloud-based workload migration, and the majority will rely on your business and cloud strategy. You may gradually migrate your whole IT system to the Cloud or simply a single job. The majority of organisations utilise the Cloud for both short- and long-term data backup. Additionally, application-based workloads may be migrated to the Cloud (i.e. CRM, Marketing Automation, Etc.). Additionally, test and development functions might be outsourced. Indeed, the ability to build up settings in a matter of minutes, scale them up or down on demand, and access data from any location is a huge selling point. Additional outsourcing options might be addressed with your cloud provider.

Which workload is the most convenient to move to the Cloud?

By and large, backup is the simplest and most popular task to migrate to the Cloud. Backup as a Service (BaaS) is simple to use and significantly reduces business continuity risks associated with downtime and data loss. Cloud-based backup can be utilised for multiple environments or just one – depending on the limits placed on cloud usage by your organisation.

Will my organisation needs additional IT Staff to manage the transition?

Because one of the primary benefits of partnering with us is that we will manage all aspects of your cloud transition, you should avoid hiring additional personnel when moving to the cloud. However, having some IT experience on staff helps to ensure a smooth transition. If you do not already have an IT staff, consider hiring an IT specialist to assist you in utilising the services offered by cloud providers and to provide advice. Contact us if you’re thinking for cloud transition.

What kind of Security Measures does the Cloud employ?

Security is a big worry these days, with cyberattacks on the rise. we implement many security measures to ensure that your data is secure and recoverable in the case of an attack. Encryption, identity management, and physical security are just a few of these strategies. Additionally, Platingnum consultants provide business continuity strategies in place that include redundant gear, backup generators, and other preventative steps. Additionally, data centre locations will be secured through the use of badge access limitations, security cameras, and fences.

Is Personal Information Safe in the Cloud?

With many high-profile data breaches in recent years (most notably Target and Anthem), Platingnum provides best solutions to improve personal data security. If a cloud provider holds HIPAA, PCI-DSS, or SOC certifications, they have been examined by a third party and determined to be qualified to handle personal/private information.

How do I ensure that I have access to my Data?

When you’ll partner with us, we will describe your access, security, services, and support. To guarantee data accessible, we create a service level agreement (SLA). The SLA will specify what occurs in the case of an outage and how the client is protected in specific circumstances.

My computing workloads aren't ready for the Cloud yet. Is there any way to “get my feet wet” with cloud computing?

Yes, transferring computer workloads to the Cloud is an important element of cloud computing, but you can get a taste of cloud computing by employing cloud-based application services. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a type of cloud-based application service that delivers a variety of application services. Platingnum is well-versed in these services and can advise you on which ones would be most beneficial to you. Contact us now!

How much money can I save if I use Cloud Computing Services?

There are several elements to the IT savings that may be realised by utilising cloud computing services. The rule of thumb is that you can expect to save 20% to 80% of the cost of running a premises-based application by moving to a cloud-based service (SaaS). Platingnum can help you calculate your IT savings by shifting to cloud-based services.

Will my current internet connection allow me to use cloud computing services?

It is determined by the number of users and the quantity of cloud-based services that will be utilised. Platingnum suggests configuring two distinct Internet connections for redundancy, bandwidth bonding, and load balancing. When you rely on the Cloud for application services, you must have consistent Internet access.

How do I move my Old Application Server to the Cloud?

It is difficult to rebuild an outdated application server from the ground up. Many times, technology is so ancient or extensively customised that recreating it is nearly difficult. P2V is sometimes the answer (Physical to Virtual). We create an image (a time-stamped snapshot) of your server and upload it to the hosting facility.

How will big data help my company?

Big data allows businesses to acquire far more detailed market and consumer intelligence, providing them with the knowledge they need to deliver much more detailed analyses of their target audience.
Needless to say, whether your company has a website, a social media presence, or simply accepts credit cards, it gathers consumer data. The information gathered might range from location to the customer’s name, where they found your website, and what they did on it. As a result, businesses must develop a plan for collecting and analysing data in order to enhance their services.

What analytic tool does a business analyst require for big data “discovery analytics”?

Analytic technologies for big data discovery include SQL queries, data mining, statistical analysis, fact clustering, data visualisation, natural language processing, text analytics, and artificial intelligence. It’s a big toolkit, and savvy users know their analytic needs before selecting which tool type to utilise.

Do I need a separate business intelligence system or is it already included in my existing business applications?

A distinct business intelligence system is recommended because, unlike traditional business applications, an independent business intelligence system is subject to ongoing modification and improvement based on feedback from the business community.
Unlike business applications, a BI system may be based on cross-organizational / cross-functional activities to provide an enterprise-wide decision support environment. A BI application would perform and be more efficient if it was less reliant on business applications.

If a company has its own database and reporting systems, does it need a separate Business Intelligence system?

Business Intelligence Systems are the next generation of database and reporting. ERP reports are typically inadequate and do not allow for advanced or cross-sectional analysis, especially when data from many sources is required. Existing tool integration with BI system enables access to all data and a comprehensive view of the firm. A fantastic source for reporting and dashboards. They are easily accessible to many people. A professional business partner is required. It will aid in identifying and representing the required qualities and important metrics. It will help decision-making by allowing access to crucial operational data. It also helps define key issues.

How to select BI software provider?

This is a difficult decision. A new system will have a big influence on how a firm operates and organises. The selection of a supplier should be preceded by a needs analysis. It is critical to define the system’s functionality and organisational significance. Then an offer inquiry and assessment system can be created.
The solution may incorporate software from several developers. To construct the data warehouse, for example, Microsoft tools and Qlik View might be used. It is important to speak with seasoned Business Intelligence experts while selecting tools. They will aid in selecting the best components. Contact us to get the expert advice for selecting the best components for BI.