Cloud Readiness a Major Hurdle for Businesses Weighing Data Move

Microsoft partner Metro CSG is offering free assessments to determine cloud preparedness.
NEW YORK - Aug. 20, 2014 - PRLog -- Today, the adoption of cloud computing technology is a very important step taken towards modernizing business communications. In fact, by last year nearly 60% of all small and midsize businesses had moved to some form of cloud-based infrastructure. In order assist in this process, Metro CSG is now providing free Cloud Readiness Assessments for businesses prepared to move into virtual environments.

By running a noninvasive analytics application through a business’ network, Metro CSG is able to gather infrastructure data. Using this information, expert staff will develop detailed roadmaps listing the steps needed to achieve cloud readiness. Overall, the assessment seeks to answer several key questions involved migration planning:

- Which applications will be optimized in the cloud?

- Can this network handle cloud architecture in its current state?

- Which cloud solution will compliment this network best?

A common misunderstanding about cloud migration is that the process involves a simple drag and drop of information from point A to point B. Unfortunately, this is just not so. Preparing for a successful migration requires an in-depth, and often costly, analysis of content in order to determine if it can even benefit in the cloud. The movement of unprepared data and applications can result in glaring infrastructure vulnerabilities that may compromise a business’ network.

There are also a number of options to consider for where data can be hosted: in public cloud or private cloud settings, or a hybrid between the two. Additionally, there are many different cloud platforms to choose from based on the needs of a business. Office 365 and Microsoft Azure, for example, both feature cloud storage and services, but have very different functions and business applications.

Cloud readiness assessments from Metro CSG will be geared towards preparedness for Exchange Online migration and general Office 365 migration services, both of which are cloud hosted productivity platforms developed by Microsoft. Upon request, Metro CSG is also able to provide Microsoft Azure preparedness assessments at additional cost.

As an IT company specializing in migration itself, Metro CSG is proud to offer special pricing on Azure and Office 365 cloud migration services for businesses opting for assessment. This offer is valid for a limited time, however, applying only to the first batch of businesses that utilize the new service.

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About Metro CSG:

Metro CSG ( is a Gold Certified, Top Tier Microsoft Partner specializing in cloud computing solutions for small and midsize businesses. Utilizing a customer-centric approach, the company provides services specific to Office 365, including data migration, unified communications, and team site customization. Metro CSG also provides ongoing network support for all its services, offering customers opportunity to troubleshoot their new infrastructure as needed.

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