SMI focuses on cloud connectivity—helping you get the network solution to support your cloud strategy.
Cloud is unquestionably the major strategic direction in IT today. Whether you are hosting your applications in the cloud, moving entire data centers there or developing your own unique hybrid cloud solution, there’s a lot to think about.
Ultimately, the performance of any application or service hosted in the cloud can only be as good as your network. And when you begin to field complaints from employees and customers about slow performance, you will know exactly what we are talking about. As your cloud investment grows, and new cloud-based applications and transactions place even greater demands on your network, the need for tight network–cloud integration will continue to grow.
Getting clear, unbiased advice on a cloud network strategy has always been a challenge. Cloud providers are focused on THEIR cloud services—not your network. And network providers are focused on THEIR network services—not your cloud strategy.
That’s where SMI comes in. Our primary focus is cloud connectivity: helping our clients get the right network solutions to support the cloud strategy that makes sense for you:
- How much bandwidth do you really need?
- How can you achieve true last-mile network diversity?
- What security techniques (such as network isolation) are right for your cloud strategy?
We help you sort through these and many other challenges to ensure you are getting the network solution that will get you the most out of the cloud.
SMI Cloud Services
Some of the key ways we can help you with your cloud strategy include
- Cloud Connectivity/Layer 1-3
- Public/Private/Hybrid Cloud
- Managed Services
- Federated Cloud
- Cloud Desktops
- Managed Office 365
- Cloud Security