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May 09, 2012

CoreVault Online Data Backup Expert Tips: VP Jeff Cato Interviews Bryan Rudd, COO of Allshore Global Resources (6 Videos)

Jeff Cato, V.P. of Marketing at CoreVault, interviews Bryan Rudd, COO of Allshore Global Resources (AGR), about AGR’s entire experience of moving their business to the cloud with CoreVault.

The interview has six parts:

  • The first video discusses what life was like for their company before moving to Cloud IaaS.
  • The second video discusses what criteria list AGR developed in order to make the most educated decision possible about who to partner with in their move to Cloud IaaS.
  • The third video discusses what AGR’s implementation process was like and if the benefits ended up being what they expected.
  • The fourth video discusses how easy it is for a business to scale resources with Cloud IaaS.
  • The fifth video discusses the importance of image level and file level backups for virtual servers.
  • The sixth video reinforces how an IaaS provider must excel at 24/7 support.

Cloud IaaS Testimony: A Company’s Journey to the Cloud (Video 1 of 6)

By Jeff Cato
Mar 22, 2012

There are times when companies can tell stories, along with many other ways, to help educate businesses about how their products and services can help solve their problems. However, there are other times when someone tells your story for you that it is more effective than doing it yourself. It is always good to hear from other businesses when they have been down a journey that you are considering for yourself. Why not learn from others and their experiences so yours can be that much better. Haven’t we always been told by our parents “Learn from others experiences, successes and failures”? I know I was told this growing up and I tell the same to my own children.

Many companies are hearing about the Cloud and have a lot of concerns, interests and questions on what is hype and what is reality. They want to know if it can really help their business and how. Is it hard to transition to the cloud, whether in part or full? What questions do I ask or things do I look for to make it a good experience? In order to help you with this thought process, I interviewed a company recently that went through the consideration, process and implementation of moving their business to Cloud IaaS. Here is your chance to hear from someone else’s journey to the Cloud.

I have sliced my interview with this company, Allshore Global Resources, into 6 small parts to help you hear how they approached this important consideration and ultimate decision to move everything to the Cloud. Bryan Rudd, COO of Allshore, describes in Part 1 their company before their move to Cloud IaaS.

[Video 1 of 6 - 3:08]

I hope you enjoyed Part 1 and will stick around in the coming few weeks to hear the other parts to their journey. If you want to learn more about Cloud IaaS, register for one of our webinars or download one of our whitepapers. If you want to know more specifically how CoreVault can make your journey to the Cloud a successful experience, then reach out to one of our cloud experts today.

Cloud IaaS: A Company’s Journey to the Cloud (Videos 2 & 3 of 6)

By Jeff Cato
Apr 09, 2012

We are early on in talking to you about this journey a company recently experienced moving all of their IT related business from internal to the Cloud. Allshore Global Resources was at a point in their growing business where they had to make a decision to either upgrade everything internally to meet their expansion needs, or embrace Cloud IaaS and allow it to be the strategic choice to help them grow to the next level.

Like with many companies, you put together a list of criteria to help guide you down the decision making path. Some of those may be cost, hardware or backups, to name a few, that are critical to a company. In video #2, Bryan Rudd, COO of AllShores, shares the criteria list they put together that was important to them in this process. It should either confirm some things for you or maybe bring up a new item or two you didn’t think of beforehand.

I have also included a second video in this blog today that pertains to implementation and benefits of Cloud IaaS. Usually a lot of companies considering moving their business to something new, like Cloud Iaas or Cloud Backup, want to know from other businesses that have already made the move and what the implementation was like for them. I am sure we all can share a story or two of a really bad implementation experience on something new you rolled out for your business. So I sat down with Bryan again in video #3 and had him discuss what implementation of Cloud IaaS was like for them. In the second part of this same interview, I also had Bryan address if the benefits he expected before the move to the Cloud actually became reality for them or not.

[Video 2 of 6 - 1:25]

[Video 3 of 6 - 2:50]

I hope you enjoyed Parts two and three this week, and will stick around in the next few weeks to hear the last three parts of the Allshore Global Resources journey. If you want to learn more about Cloud IaaS in the meantime, register for one of our webinars or download one of our whitepapers. If you want to know more specifically how CoreVault can make your journey to the Cloud a successful experience, then please reach out to one of our cloud experts today.

Cloud IaaS: A Company’s Journey to the Cloud (Video 4 – Scalability)

By Jeff Cato
Apr 17, 2012

We are more than halfway in talking about this company’s recent experience moving all of their IT related business from internal to the Cloud. Allshore Global Resources was at a point in their growing business where they had to make a decision to either upgrade everything internally to meet their expansion needs, or embrace Cloud IaaS and allow it to be the strategic choice to help them grow to the next level. One of the criteria they were very sensitive to in the decision making process was scalability.

Bryan Rudd, COO of Allshore, describes how easy it is to scale his business today versus how it would have been if he was in his old physical server environment. This move to the Cloud has allowed his business to be better off today both internally and externally as a business. He is able to be a lot more responsive to his business needs as things can shift a lot day to day. When you deal with issues like downtime, backups and the possibility of losing data, Bryan will tell you that life is a lot better now that he is in the Cloud.

[Video 4 of 6 - 3:51]

I hope you enjoyed Part Four this week as we discussed scalability, and will stick around the next two weeks to hear the last two parts of Allshore Global Resources’ journey to the Cloud. If you want to learn more about Cloud IaaS in the meantime, register for one of our webinars or download one of our whitepapers. If you want to know more specifically how CoreVault can make your journey to the Cloud a successful experience, then please reach out to one of our cloud experts today.

The Importance of Backup with Cloud IaaS (Customer Testimony)

By Jeff Cato
May 01, 2012

We are nearing the end of talking about All Shore Global Resources’ recent experience of moving all of their IT related business from internal to the Cloud. Allshore was at a point in their growing business where they had to make a decision to either upgrade everything internally to meet their expansion needs, or embrace Cloud IaaS and allow it to be the strategic choice to help them grow to the next level. In doing so, the topic of backup was very critical to them.

Bryan Rudd, COO of Allshore, describes the importance of offsite backup when thinking about the desired redundancies in their data backup strategy, data recovery options and recovery time objectives. This move to the Cloud now allows his business to restore data via snapshots or even file level. When you deal with issues like downtime, backups and the possibility of losing data, Bryan will tell you that life is a lot better now that he is in the Cloud.

[Video 5 of 6 - 3.00]

I hope you enjoyed Part Five this week as we discussed the importance of data backup, and will stick around for our last session with Bryan discussing Allshore’s journey to the Cloud. If you want to learn more about Cloud IaaS in the meantime, register for one of our webinars or download one of our whitepapers. If you want to know more specifically how CoreVault can make your journey to the Cloud a successful experience, then please reach out to one of our cloud experts today.

Customer Support Is Important (Cloud IaaS Video Testimony)

By Jeff Cato
May 09, 2012

Today is our last blog centered around All Shore Global Resources’ recent experience of moving all of their IT related business from internal to the Cloud. If your business is at the crossroad of deciding whether to upgrade and invest in its internal infrastructure vs pursuing Cloud IaaS, then this six part blog/video series is for you. Listen to the different items they considered in their decision making process on Cloud IaaS and why they decided what they did for their company. It should give you some good practical insight into things to consider for your own company.

In this last brief video, Bryan Rudd, COO of Allshore, describes the importance of customer support when thinking through their decision. When the idea of customer support comes to mind, one tends to think of availability, response time and level of expertise. Bryan shares his personal thoughts with us on this topic.

[Video 6 of 6 - 1:37]

I hope you enjoyed this entire six-part video series on one company’s personal journey to the cloud. You should now be better equipped on how to approach this topic for your own business. If you want to learn more, then register for our webinar on “Changing the Way You Do Business With Cloud IaaS”.

About the Author: Jeff Cato is V.P. of Marketing at CoreVault, an online data backup and cloud based data storage company located in Oklahoma.

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