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Cloud Enablement

— From accessibility to security.

Moving to cloud: a crucial choice

Cloud technology is at the foundations of digital transformation. For a company, to move means turning IT into a more efficient, flexible, measurable and reliable service. But the complexity and potential costs often discourage businesses. Because a poorly planned, executed or governed transition may lead to problems. This is why it’s so important to rely on the most appropriate tools and processes, and on the right partner: Beta 80’s expertise.

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Andrea Casiraghi

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Our partners

Beta 80 Group is partner of two of the most important Cloud Providers in the world: Microsoft and Amazon. Thanks to its skills, Beta 80 Group has achieved important certifications from these vendors which attest to their capabilities at 360 °. Beta 80 Group is able to offer solutions in the fields of SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).

Using the Microsoft Azure and AWS (Amazon Web Services) public cloud platforms, Beta 80 Group realizes projects with a public model (owned by the provider), private or hybrid. Thanks to the experience of Beta 80 Group, the client company can identify the most suitable provider and model, depending on performance needs, control features, or other needs.

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By leveraging the knowledge of Cloud platforms, Beta 80 Group supports its customers in improving IT infrastructures, their security and reliability, optimizing TCO and maximizing ROI.

Thus, cloud storage becomes a crucial ally in a disaster recovery situation, helping to reduce the costs of data backup, emergency restoration and business continuity; it also offers the possibility to execute data monitoring in different redundant websites in the cloud services provider’s network.

There is no need to start with a massive budget, as there are no anticipated costs but just a final balance, on a pay-as-you-go model. It’s possible to arrange an agreement on the service levels required (SLA – Service Level Agreement) and to share tables of amortization for future investments. A pilot phase helps to get familiar with the cloud, then the next steps are defined. To make a comparison, it’s fair to consider all costs of functioning of the company’s current IT structure (Total Cost of Ownership – TCO): structure costs (energy, cooling systems), professional workforce costs (System Engineers, LAN Experts), and so on.

Immediate tangible benefits

Moving towards a cloud model helps to boost the company’s data security levels, and to guarantee the best business continuity and collaboration, together with higher flexibility. This means a quicker time-to-market and a better performance, as potential inefficiencies caused by the usage of different platforms are limited. Cloud solutions proposed by Beta 80 include a program of complete updating, centralizing all equipment, optimizing the usage and distributing them in a controlled way. This saves costs and improves service performance. Finally, the company can count on immediate scalability, so that it’s easy to provide for temporary needs.

Another aspect benefitting from the cloud model is security, in particular for the areas of compliance and data safety. In situations of device damage and locally-saved data loss, the cloud model limits or avoids any damage.

Security administrators are enabled to define policies and intuitively analyze events. Protection schemes such as anti-virus and anti-malware systems are constantly updated, with a responsiveness that would be harder to perform with on-premise storage models.

Teamwork is hugely improved, as data accessibility is both allowed and controlled.