Cloud migration

Cloud Hosting and Migration for Manufacturing

Written by Amy Hitchmough
Silver Industrial Machinery in Manufacturing Sector

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. 

"I can't make bricks without clay!" 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Adventure of the Copper Beeches 

That's right, the famous detective Sherlock Holmes (who would probably be doing quite well in our Cyber Clues challenge) understood the importance of having your data well-organised, securely stored and easily accessible! Otherwise, how will you solve the difficult 'mysteries' unique to your industry, like coordinating globally with suppliers or improving your sales and inventory tracking? 

When you think of construction and manufacturing, you probably think about earthy things like sawdust, concrete, bricks, glass and steel. Where does cloud computing enter the picture? What do data centres, servers and data migration have to do with manufacturing? 

Manufacturing industry

Here are 4 important ways that the manufacturing sector benefits from cloud computing:

1. Guaranteed Uptime 

Accessibility to important data and systems is incredibly important for the manufacturing industry. In order to keep your inventory systems up-to-date for customers and in order to track production in real-time, you need a seamless and highly-available connection to a stable cloud platform. This relates closely to crafting a business continuity plan, and storing your data in a 100% guaranteed uptimeenvironment is fundamental to ensuring business continuity. 

2. Unparalleled Security

Why invest in all your IT infrastructures if they're not protected? Modern information technology in factories or warehouses hold vast amounts of critical data and processing information - all of which is necessary for your day to day operations. We've talked about how our uptime can help you - now it's time to keep your manufacturing uptime for smooth operating. Stay secure (and also compliant!) from cyber criminals using our easy-to-implement security solutions. 

Learn how Hill and Smith Ltd used our WatchGuard solutions to protect their sensitive infrastructure and data.

3. Expert IT Advice

When you enlist the help of a managed services provider, you gain access to their wealth of IT expertise. In specialised industries like manufacturing, this is invaluable. Modern manufacturing is transforming at a dizzying pace, and legacy IT systems are often unable to keep up. IT consultancy takes your business goals and translates them into a strategic plan incorporating the best of new cloud-based technologies. Our technicians and cloud architects investigate the trends for you and apply them to your unique needs. Our team becomes a trusted extension of your own, and your business is more responsive to emerging technologies than before. 

4. Worry-free Migration 

Moving from a legacy, on-site IT infrastructure to a flexible private, public or hybrid cloud environment is no small task! Migration projects require a seamless transition, minimal disruption and security as a high priority. Protecting sensitive client or proprietary data is crucial from start to finish, and a managed services provider can plan your migration project with security at the centre of the process. The SysGroup TechWorkshop methodology is a proven approach to migration that focuses on your unique needs and gives assurance and peace of mind that no stone is left unturned from start to finish. 


Contact us today for more information on cloud migration and how cloud technologies can help your manufacturing business stay competitive and grow! 

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