Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Migrating from SBS to The Cloud - Part One

I'm doing a special seminar series with the folks at MSPU called

Migrating From SBS to The Cloud

Register for Today's Webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/pjoin/624170994/105948662

There will be three installments, about a month apart. The first one is today at 1:00 PM Pacific / 4:00 PM Eastern.

The basic agenda looks like this:

Part 1 = The View from 20,000 Feet

Part 2 = Options, Hardware, Software, and Service Considerations

Part 3 = Building a New Business Model

Today's installment, the basic introduction, is intended to be a good overview of how you move functions from in-house to the cloud. If you've read The Network Migration Workbook then the basic flow will make sense. We're going to migrate one thing at a time.

I identify 18 core functions of the basic small business and talk about how you can choose to move these to one (or more) of three cloud options. I've talked before about the cloud options before:

- Internet cloud services (reselling someone else's hosted services)

- Partner-hosted cloud services (inside your data center/colo)

- On-premise cloud services (e.g., Zenith's Smart Style or something you designed yourself)

Of course there will always be some functions that are best place in-house and will never move to the cloud. The beautiful part about that realization is that you'll commit early on to living in both worlds. That will serve you well.

In many ways SBS 2003 / SBS 2008 is perfectly suited to be part of a partially-cloud-based environment.

Tune in and find out more.

Register for Today's Webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/pjoin/624170994/105948662


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