Organizations require IT to succeed in today’s data driven world, and it also provides one of their greatest challenges. Maintaining security while an underworld attacks. Being able to scale, without overextending. Being on top of upgrades, updates, and the latest must haves. Cloud, is the way to have it all, while remaining budgetarily nimble. Employees may only notice that their Salesforce, Slack or word processing program works in the moment, but there’s so much going on, and going well, when IT/computing functions are moved to the Cloud.
Talk to the Benefits…An Impressive List, That Just Scratches the Surface
Scalable & Flexible
90% of threats come from within an organization. Policies, procedures and training help staff be aware, and become your number one defense from threats. Organizations should have written procedures, physical security and authorization control in place with regular reviews to ensure they stay top of mind.
Reliable & Secure
When ideas cross over into regimented routines, you have a well-defined process — both as documents, management systems and repeatable/testable policy. Examples can include how you interact with vendors/outside parties (ensuring they follow cyber-hygiene practices), drills, audits and response plans.
Affordable & Predictable
Turn potential weaknesses into strengths. Secure networks, systems and information through the use of protocols, Antivirus solutions, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and regular software updates/patches while also implementing functional testing, vulnerability scans, and penetration tests.
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The Cloud is the Future, Make Sure You’re the Expert Your Customers Need
Gerry Davis, SVP Sales Engineering, introduces you to Cloud – the key ideas, terms, and approaches, before bringing on experts from DataCanopy, Tierpoint, RapidScale, Rackspace, and Zayo for a directed conversation to discuss solutions and sales approaches. Learn what questions to ask, how to start the dialog with customers, and which solutions fit specific solutions.
Cloud is an expansive topic, for veterans and new practitioners alike. This article takes you through the benefits, types of deployments, and key ideas that a customer, and their trusted technology expert should discuss. Take a few minutes to read, and it will help prepare you before you start the conversation of Cloud.
Sandler Partners have access to customizable Cloud campaigns from the Marketing Center! Located in the Sandler Portal, the Marketing Center lets Partners create strategic targeted campaigns with collateral, emails, social posts, and microsites that can be updated, sent, and tracked from within the center! What a great way to be positioned for category thought leadership in the minds of the ones who count – existing or potential customers.
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TierPoint is a leading national provider of hybrid IT, helping organizations drive performance and manage risk. The company has over 5,000 clients ranging from the public to private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. TierPoint also has one of the largest and most geographically diversified footprints in the nation, with 40 world-class data centers in 20 markets and 8 multi-tenant cloud pods, connected by a coast-to-coast network. They offer a comprehensive solution portfolio of private, multitenant, hyperscale, and hybrid cloud, plus colocation, disaster recovery, security, and other managed IT services. Led by a proven management team, TierPoint’s network of hundreds of highly experienced IT professionals offer local, white-glove customer service, seamlessly managing and customizing agile solutions that address each client’s unique needs.
Zayo provides communications Infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud services to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo’s 127,000-mile network in North America and Europe, includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. In addition to high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud infrastructure in its carrier-neutral data centers. Zayo provides clients with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth and services.
Data Canopy is a nationwide hybrid infrastructure provider. They reduce the cost and complexity of hybrid and multi-cloud environments by connecting, storing, and securing physical and virtual infrastructure under one invoice. Custom-fit data center solutions ensure customers are getting the infrastructure, network, redundancy, and security that best support their data and business needs now, and as they grow.
RapidScale, is a managed cloud services provider, delivers world-class, secure, and reliable cloud computing solutions to companies of all sizes across the globe. It’s managed CloudDesktop platform and market-leading cloud solutions enable RapidScale to innovate advanced solutions and applications for cloud computing. RapidScale’s services include CloudServer, CloudDesktop, CloudOffice, CloudMail, CloudRecovery, CloudApps, and more.
Rackspace is a leading end-to-end multi-cloud solutions expert. They combine expertise with the world’s leading technologies- across applications, data, and security. As a global, multi-cloud technology services provider, Rackspace delivers innovative capabilities of the cloud to help customers build new revenue streams, increase efficiency, and create incredible experiences. Rackspace has deep expertise on AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud or GCP, VMware, Kubernetes, Oracle, SAP, Salesforce, and many other industry-leading technologies.