Alexant Offers Cloud Computing Assessments to Virginia Businesses Through Month of May
IT Solutions Company Seeking to Help Businesses Improve Flexibility and Efficiency Through Adoption of Cloud Computing Technology
Alexandria, VA, May 2, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Alexant—a managed IT services provider specializing in helping companies leverage the latest technology to boost productivity and fuel innovation and growth, today announced it will be offering a complimentary cloud computing assessment to small and medium-sized businesses in Virginia. The focus of these free assessments is to identify how cloud-based solutions can help organizations achieve their goals while improving mobility, collaboration, productivity, communication and flexibility. Additionally, Alexant will show companies how adopting cloud-based services can save them money on software licenses, server maintenance, system outages and more.
Jim Wyatt, President at Alexant, says, “There are so many misconceptions about the cloud, what it really is and what it does. Businesses are aware of the benefits, but are wary of adopting cloud services because of misinformation about things like security, billing models, reliability or data ownership. These assessments will help local businesses understand cloud computing and show them how it can help them be more agile and competitive.”
Cloud computing is a blanket term used to describe Internet-based services that provide shared processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand. The advantages of adopting cloud include minimal upfront infrastructure costs, quick and easy deployment, improved manageability, less maintenance and the ability to rapidly adjust resources based on evolving needs."There are so many misconceptions about the cloud, what it really is and what it does. Businesses are aware of the benefits, but are wary of adopting cloud services because of misinformation about things like security, billing models, reliability or data ownership. These assessments will help local businesses understand cloud computing and show them how it can help them be more agile and competitive."
Cloud services typically fall under one of three general categories:
· Software as a Service (SaaS). Applications are accessible from various devices through either a Web browser or a program interface. Examples include cloud-based office or design software, email, virtual desktop and CRM services.
· Platform as a Service (PaaS). Enables client-produced data or applications to be deployed to a virtual infrastructure. Examples include cloud-based database hosting, Web serving, developer tools and execution runtime.
· Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Enables deployment of processing, storage, network connectivity and other computing resources to a cloud-based platform. Examples include virtual servers and machines, cloud storage, load balancers and off-premise network infrastructure.
The free cloud computing assessment by Alexant is available through the end of May 2017. For a small to medium-sized business or non-profit to qualify, they must be located within the Alexandria area and looking to adopt cloud services in the next 18 months. Qualifying organizations can sign up for their no-cost assessment online or call 571-366-7083.
Alexant is a managed IT services provider (MSP) that offers premium IT support, consulting and business solutions to small and medium-sized businesses throughout the Alexandria, Virginia, and surrounding areas. Some of the company’s most popular business offerings include customized IT solutions and managed cloud services, including Office 365 management, application hosting, virtual hosting and server colocation. The company primarily serves the insurance, medical and financial services industries. For more information about Alexant and its IT solutions, visit the company online or call 571-366-7083. Also, to get the latest industry news and trends, check out the company blog.