Decision process to move from internal infrastructure of servers service providers to the cloud.

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Where can I get help.  We are close to the end of life of our server for a small business.  We have perhaps 18 people that go onto the system to use e-mail, and use shared drives for client business.
Much of our material is very confidential so we need security.
I would just like to see a model of the thought process pros and cons for going to the cloud.

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  • TomLiotta
    Is there any reason to 'get on the cloud' rather than just get a newer server? I know that's essentially the question you're asking us; but something got you thinking that way in the first place and it's a pretty big jump from where you are. What got you thinking that way? -- Tom
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  • btempleton
    How were you thinking cloud?  Do you mean just renting server space from a vendor and still managing your own email and storage or were you thinking about going to email as a service?  If it is just a matter of moving your server to the cloud by virtualizing it, you still have the same management tasks but you have added the problem that if the internet is down, your office is down.  I guess the first questions is what do you really want to accomplish?
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