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The Benefits of Migrating to the Cloud With VersaTrust

By now, you’re probably aware of the fact that your company would benefit from a move to the cloud. However, accepting this fact and getting ready to migrate your company are profoundly different. It can be challenging for many small- and medium-sized businesses to prepare themselves for a move to the cloud, especially if they’re doing it without the help of a trusted and trained expert.

As you start planning the move and get caught up in the stress of migration, it’s easy to lose sight of the potential benefits that the cloud can offer your company. If that purpose is lost, it’s tempting to take shortcuts and cut corners to save money, to the detriment of your future growth, revenue, and productivity.

Fortunately, VersaTrust is here to help guide you towards the best solutions for your business. As a Dallas-Fort Worth cloud services expert, we specialize in leveraging the cloud to create unique, custom solutions for our clients, to help encourage their growth, security, productivity, and so much more.

Today, we’ll guide you through the process of working with us on a custom cloud computing solution, then demonstrate how it can add long-term value to your business.

How VersaTrust Implements Convenient Cloud Computing Solutions

By now, you’re probably aware of how cloud computing solutions can be combined with on-premise tools and products to create a working environment that is completely customized to your company’s needs. This is how we do it:

We begin each partnership with a business-needs discussion, so we can deeply understand your business and the processes that are integral to its success. From there, we’ll analyze the current state of your IT and conduct a risk assessment to uncover vulnerable areas. During this phase, we’ll also take a look at your systems and software to determine whether any of your current systems can be streamlined or improved to offer greater functionality or productivity.

Once we’re aware of your needs and familiar with your current IT environment, we can get to work designing a cloud solution that matches your business goals.

Not only are our services fully scalable, they’re also available for a flat-rate fee. That means that you can rest easy, knowing that regardless of what happens, you’re protected and will never have to pay additional unanticipated costs.

This leaves you free to focus both your attention and budget on business growth, with the assurance that your cloud solutions will always be able to keep pace. Along the way, we’ll be there to support you with 24/7 service and support, along with resources and other information you can use to make the most of your custom IT solution.

How Your Company Can Benefit From a Move to the Cloud

Now that you’re more familiar with the process of setting up your new cloud computing solution, let’s focus on the potential benefits for your business.

Scalability and flexibility

Incorporating your new cloud solution into your day-to-day routines should be easy. However, that’s just the beginning. As many companies grow, they’re forced to make larger and larger hardware investments to keep up with demand. Investing in a cloud solution allows you space to grow with your company without the need for costly ongoing investments.

In addition to offering scalability that can be utilized at will, a great cloud solution offers flexibility. Whether you need to support a hybrid workforce, allow people to work from home as needed, or even just enable remote access temporarily, a cloud solution makes this all not only possible, but unbelievably easy.

Instead of your staff having to change their routines according to technical capabilities, now your cloud can easily adjust to accommodate their needs. This ongoing flexibility prioritizes the needs of staff, encouraging productivity and creativity.

Save on infrastructure costs

When it comes to on-premise infrastructure, the potential capital expenditures never end. While this may have been a fiscally responsible choice in the past, the reality is that current cloud services offer not only increased infrastructure functionality, but also the potential for major long-term cost savings.

According to a Microsoft survey, 20% of SMBs that transitioned to the cloud said that this reduced their IT budget within 3 years. Only 4% of non-cloud companies could say that their IT spend went down during the same period.

Instead of regularly spending money on the parts and labor required to maintain and upgrade outdated hardware, your business can take advantage of the reasonable and predictable costs associated with the cloud. This lowers your total cost of ownership and allows your internal IT team to focus on innovation rather than maintenance.

Recovery options and speed

Working with on-premise hardware means that the central system that keeps your business functional is vulnerable in a variety of ways, including from:

  •  A natural disaster
  • Cybersecurity incident
  • Human error

These issues can easily disrupt your operations, causing downtime that halts productivity and causes both reputational and financial damage.

Once you’ve moved to the cloud, your data is immediately safeguarded from these types of threats. Additionally, we can implement a variety of protective measures around your data in the cloud, ensuring compliance with industry standards.

When your data and critical processes are protected from threats in this way, disaster recovery and backups also become a lot more straightforward. We can work with you to design and implement regular backups, and help create a robust disaster recovery strategy that will ensure your company’s safety in the event of a breach or natural disaster.

Create a Custom Cloud Solution With VersaTrust

Now that you’re more informed about the benefits of a custom cloud computing solution, we’d love to get started today. We have more than 25 years of experience working with Texas companies to design IT solutions that match their current needs, while offering the flexibility and scalability they require to support ongoing growth.

Our experts specialize in creating top-of-the-line custom cloud solutions, enabling you to take control of the future of your business and guide it where it needs to go.

Contact VersaTrust today to get started in the cloud.

Fort Worth DOD Contractor Relies on VersaTrust to Manage Complex Compliance Requirements

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spends more than $316 billion on contracts each year. Notwithstanding the multibillion-dollar contracts that go to the likes of Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Raytheon, many smaller organizations manufacture and offer products and services to the Defense Department as contractors. VersaTrust is the proud managed security services provider for one such company.

Navigating the Complexities of DOD Contracting

The rigors of applying for DOD contracts are infamous among businesses, small and large alike. Despite what would seem like an enormous disadvantage in size and resources, DOD contractors of all sizes must achieve and maintain IT compliance with the same regulations as the heavyweights. Because of the nature of the Department of Defense, security is always of paramount concern, and the regulations surrounding classified and unclassified requirements continue to evolve.

Many bids are rejected because of a lack of documented security policies, inadequate monitoring for adverse incidents or other shortcomings in their IT systems. This is the story of one of those smaller outfits, a manufacturer in the Fort Worth area, that relied on VersaTrust to overcome the uphill battle of rigorous DOD compliance requirements.

Shortly after meeting VersaTrust, our client recognized they need to work with an IT firm like ours that could offer a more sophisticated operations model and has the expertise to help them navigate the increasingly complex DOD contractor requirements. They turned to VersaTrust for a more mature IT model. Initially, because they were working with a limited budget, the client opted against our advice to deploy a data backup solution. Only a few short months later, one of their old servers crashed. Without a backup in place, their irreplaceable data was nearly lost. Fortunately, our techs were able to massage the data off the old disks, but the hours of breathless anxiety convinced them to install a proper backup solution.

Creating CUI-Compliant Solutions

Soon after we modernized their infrastructure and upgraded their systems, the DOD released the new NIST 800-171 CUI compliance requirements, governing the security of controlled unclassified information, which is highly sensitive in the wrong hands but not deemed classified.

Our client entrusted their systems, and in no small part their fate as a DOD-approved contractor, to VersaTrust’s certified information security professionals with extraordinary results.

We began by performing a detailed analysis of the requirements of the client’s processes, personnel and IT infrastructure. From there, we implemented the critical components to achieve and maintain CUI compliance, including:

  • SIEM log monitoring
  • Real-time traffic analysis
  • Advanced end-point protection
  • Near 100% uptime
  • 24/7/365 prevention and response

Working with VersaTrust Pays in a Big Way

Forming a trusting partnership with VersaTrust has helped our client remain compliant with daunting regulations. Today, we’re working with them to help them navigate the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements that are replacing the NIST 800-171 requirements.

Thanks to our diligence and their well-documented compliance, the company is empowered in a highly competitive environment and able to bid against much larger companies for highly competitive lucrative DOD contracts. Today, they are poised in the final round of intense bidding for a significant DOD contract that would mean exponential immediate growth, more than doubling their employees in a single quarter, with a 166% increase in quarterly revenue.

The Value of VersaTrust

Large DOD contractors like Lockheed Martin might be able to go it alone when it comes to IT security and complying with NIST 800-171 CUI requirements or CMMC requirements. For smaller operations that want to competitively bid for DOD projects, it takes forming meaningful, trusting partnerships with a managed security services provider that understands the nuances and complexities of such rigorous requirements. These are rare attributes among IT services companies, but exactly where we shine at VersaTrust.

We keep our clients on track with IT compliance so they can grow their business. If your IT services aren’t doing that for you, give us a call (817) 595-0111 or contact us online.