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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | 7 Myths of Why Not to Move to The Cloud

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There are many myths around moving to the cloud…

We’ve heard everything from “The cloud is not secure” to “I’m not ready to move everything to the cloud.”

To clear up any misconceptions and provide you with the truth, Interlink Cloud Advisors offers an on-demand webinar that walks you through seven popular myths on migrating to the cloud.

As a Microsoft Gold partner, Interlink has moved over hundreds of thousands of users and thousands of companies to Office 365, so we have pretty extensive knowledge on the topic. In this webinar, we’ll share this knowledge on best practices and things to avoid.

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7 Myths Covered:

  1. The Cloud is Less Secure
  2. The Cloud is Not Used in My Industry   
  3. The Cloud is Less Reliable      
  4. The Cloud is Not Compliant
  5. The Cloud is More Expensive
  6. The Cloud is All or Nothing
  7. The Cloud is Too Much Effort

If you have not yet moved to the cloud, this on-demand event will provide you with a plethora of knowledge around migrating to Office 365.

View the webinar & slide deck today!


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M. Scherocman

Matt Scherocman
President | Interlink Cloud Advisors

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Mike Wilson
VP & Managing Consultant | Interlink Cloud Advisors
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Limited-Time Microsoft Offer: Migrate VMware to Hyper-V Now and Save

Limited-Time Microsoft Offer: Migrate VMware to Hyper-V Now and Save

With the launch of Windows Server 2016, making the switch from VMware to the Microsoft Hyper-V makes more sense than ever. With Microsoft’s VMware migration offer, switching to a cloud-ready, dynamic virtual server is easy.

Migrating from VMware to Hyper-V takes advantage of Windows Server 2016 unmatched benefits, including:

  • Built-in security capabilities
  • Reduced total cost of ownership
  • The flexibility to deploy hybrid to the cloud where optimal
  • Scalable cloud application workloads support
  • One less vendor that you must negotiate with


Windows Server 2016 provides robust solutions for small and large enterprises. The Hyper-V puts an emphasis on security by offering new, unique security services such as Shielded Virtual Machines and Azure powered Just in Time Administration.

Windows Server 2016 also comes with software-defined datacenter capabilities that cover virtual machines management, increased performance software defined storage, and time-saving networking infrastructure solutions

Reducing Total Cost of Ownership

Migrating from VMware to Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V reduces your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The VMware to Windows Server 2016 migration offer gives customers free Windows Server Datacenter licenses with a Software Assurance subscription. Basically, if you purchase the maintenance package, Microsoft will grant you the actual license. 

The annual cost of a similar VMware solutions suite almost double that of a Windows Server 2016 datacenter – which you still need to purchase to support your Windows workload! (You can calculate your savings here). 

Microsoft Hyper V

Hyper-V positions your IT infrastructure, management, and deployment solutions to be ready to scale with cloud challenges so you can take advantage of the benefits of virtual machines. 

 

Start The Migration Process Today

Contact Interlink to discussion the migration planning process. We will assist you in identifying which virtualized workloads you’ll want to migrate and how many Windows Server Datacenter cores are required.

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What Is the Most Noticeable Impact to Our Users?

The most noticeable impact occurs when sending a large file from one user to another in the same office, while they are waiting for it.  This large file needs to traverse out to the Office 365 servers and back.  Now, realistically in most cases we are talking seconds here for this process.  Sometimes you can’t wait – when you need instant speed to collaborate on a document, we typically recommending using Lync and sharing screens for access in real-time.

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Are You Ready for the Cloud? Are You Sure?

Microsoft has come out with a great assessment tool that helps you determine if you are ready for the cloud or is virtualization still the name of the game for you.  It is an 11 question survey that allows you to answer on a sliding scale of IT sophistication.  By putting in a more exact answer in the scale, the output is better customized that most of these type of tools that I have seen previously.  Plus, it doesn’t always tell you that the Microsoft Cloud is the best choice.  Many times it will indicate that on premise solutions could still be the best fit for the client. 

 
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What are long- and short-term cost benefits of the cloud?

It varies for each client that we work with.  Some are bursting at the seams in their data center, some need the speed of adding new users, and with others it is just a cost savings play.  Here are some overview ideas on the areas that we are seeing customer savings.

·         The elimination of a workload within their environment - Physical server support for Exchange

·         Hardware costs associated with the Exchange Server – Virtual machine processor and memory / SAN storage usage / Tape or Disk Backup / DR Setup / Maintenance Contracts

·         Software costs associated with Exchange Server – Exchange Server licenses / Windows Server Licenses / Backup Agents / Blackberry Server

·         Trade costs of migrating to an online platform versus upgrading to a new version

·         Services Costs – Email archiving, Email filtering, Antivirus Enterprise Plans, Tape offsite storage

·         Facilities Cost – Power / Cooling / Space

·         Reduction in future version upgrade costs / faster speed to deployment

·         Tiered workforce takes advantage of K plan economics

·        Economics of scale in setup – Example: Lync for mobile clients takes time to setup and software to ensure that it is deployed securely.  Lync in the cloud is as simple as downloading from the app store and entering a user’s email and password.

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