Cloud Computing


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In today’s technology climate, cloud computing is a proven concept in the marketplace that is very saturated with misconceptions and complexity. Many business owners feel that it’s actually cheaper to move their business system into the cloud as opposed to a on premise server system. This is just not factual, being in the cloud will almost always reflect in a higher cost over a 5-year period via ROI cost analysis. Where is does start to make cost-sense is when your organization requires the need to being up 24/7 and being down is just not an option during normal business hours. If being down for even a half hour costs your organization significant revenue, then the cloud starts to make a lot more sense via overall cost for high reliability. Some of the most popular cloud solutions that BVA is offering is as followed:


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Microsoft Online Services – Office365

Exchange Online

Sharepoint Online

Skype for Business

Microsoft Azure

Provide employees access to e-mail, calendar, and contacts from virtually anywhere, at anytime, on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices—while helping to protect against malware and spam. Exchange Online can be rapidly deployed, flexibly expanded, and is designed to be securely administered using a powerful yet easy-to-use Web-based console. Share documents, contacts, calendars, and tasks in a single location. Based on Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server 2007, SharePoint Online delivers rich collaboration capabilities that enable team members to flexibly and efficiently collaborate, find organizational resources, search your intranet site, and manage content and workflow. Skype for Business allows organizations the ability to connect with colleagues and customers through real-time meetings, training sessions, and events using only a PC/Mac with an Internet connection. Hosted Web conferencing services.  This powerful tool gives your employees the power to collaborate wherever they are, to set up project meetings, brainstorm ideas, and collaborate on whiteboards without the cost and hassle of travel! Enables organizations a powerful way if provisioning cloud based servers with the Microsoft cloud in seconds through a central intuitive interface. Allows organizations to have a dedicated server environment that allows for easy of use and scaleability.  Allows the ability to eliminate on-premise database installations. Create a new Microsoft SQL database in seconds.

Messaging is now a mission-critical application for business – but delivering a feature-rich messaging service is challenging. Regulatory requirements are becoming increasingly complex. Merger and divestiture activities require rapid adjustment of service capacity. Good technical expertise is in high demand. And the “buy versus build” economics are changing.

A compelling solution to this challenge is Microsoft® Exchange Online a Microsoft-hosted enterprise messaging service based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2016. Exchange Online helps deliver the messaging protection your company demands and the anywhere access employees want. Exchange Online leverages our knowledge of Microsoft products, best practices developed with customers and partners, and experience operating Microsoft internal corporate messaging to deliver a world-class, mission-critical service. Microsoft handles setup, provisioning, ongoing maintenance and upgrades of your Exchange Server infrastructure, reducing your team’s IT workload and freeing IT resources to focus on core strategic initiatives that move your business forward.


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Amazon Web Services


bva is a strong partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 platform and leverages the full power of their suite of services as well as the scaleability of their infrastructure.  By have several Zones or Regions throughout North America allows for data replicating and High Availability with production servers and databases.  Also have the ability to replicate back up data to different geographical areas is a huge value add.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers.

Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment. Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use. Amazon EC2 provides developers the tools to build failure resilient applications and isolate them from common failure scenarios.

An orginization has complete control of your instances including root access and the ability to interact with them as you would any machine. You have the ability to stop any instance while retaining the data on the boot partition, and then subsequently restart the same instance. Instances can be rebooted remotely using web service APIs, and you also have access to their console output.

Cloud security is the highest priority. As an AWS customer, you will benefit from a data center and network architecture built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations. Amazon EC2 works in conjunction with Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)(VPN) to provide security and robust networking functionality for your compute resources.

AWS also provides streaming services for applications that are hosted in EC2 and allows for quick and reliable connection which is very similar to a session based experience.  AWS also provides a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for remote connection to your environment in the cloud which functions like a real local desktop, with speed and reliability.

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Please contact us to learn more and how moving your services to the cloud can help your business. We have numerours years of experience and we can help your business.