Is Your IT Services Provider in Los Angeles Being Pulled Towards On-Premises and the Cloud at the Same Time?

Is Your IT Services Provider in Los Angeles Being Pulled Towards On-Premises and the Cloud at the Same Time?

The Best of Both Worlds

IT services in Los Angeles are diverse, and as a result can be hard to choose from. Especially when a new technological capability, like that offered via the cloud, comes into prominence, there are a variety of directions such service providers recommend to clients. One of those directions involves the hybrid cloud as opposed to full-on cloud computing designation. To understand this preference, it's necessary to take a close look at cloud computing tech.

Cloud Popularity

One reason cloud computing has become so popular is that it rescinds the need for on-site hardware. The cloud allows companies to have the same utility -- and more -- without requiring the infrastructural expense. Yet despite all that, many organizations are still going the "hybrid cloud" route. This means having an on-site option and a cloud option, both of which support one another. While this may promote some added security for certain firms, it's sometimes just a more expensive option that diminishes the actual utility cloud computing provides. It all depends on the organization. Some truly benefit from a hybridized option, some don't, and the delineating factors should be clearly explained to you by the right services provider.

The hybrid cloud model isn't without support in the higher circles of computing development. Microsoft has backed this solution. As a matter of fact, many IT support firms in LA are being drawn to this direction. For many companies, security issues may recommend this approach. But for some small to medium-sized businesses, and even most larger organizations, this is overkill. The key is balance, and determining yours will be best sourced through professional consultation.

Two Masters

Maintaining an on-site solution in conjunction with a cloud service option requires more expense, and doesn't always add any utility. If there's a crash, you're more likely to boot up from the cloud solutions you've sustained than you are to boot from your on-site system -- that's probably the party responsible for the crash anyway.

IT services in Los Angeles should understand this dichotomy of two computational masters, and work to serve clients unilaterally. Certainly, they should be willing to offer hybrid cloud support should that be the best option, but they should also be willing to advise clients against such options should they prove to be redundant or over-the-top. You're looking for service transparency.

The Diamond In The Rough

IT companies that don't offer cost-free initial consultations or walkthroughs aren't doing their jobs well enough to eat that expense for clients. With hybrid solutions, server co-location is likely going to come into play; and oftentimes clients using such solutions require a variety of web-hosting/e-mail services in multiple locations. To top it all off, this kind of thing must be continuously monitored and supported to ensure maximum sustainability and efficiency, but should the worst come to worst, there should yet be a disaster recovery option. Hybrid cloud solutions can offer increased safety in all these regions, and we at DCG Technical Solutions, Inc. are committed to ensuring your company receives the finest IT services in Los Angeles in the most cost-effective, comprehensive manner.

About Brent Whitfield

Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., which provides IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP Mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.