Integration of On-Premise Infrastructure with Cloud Services


The use of cloud technologies to optimize the costs of maintaining IT infrastructure and increase its reliability has become a fashionable trend of pandemic times. Indeed, moving the company’s infrastructure to the cloud allows to significantly increase the efficiency of the IT component of the business. This is especially true for the transfer of valuable data to the cloud, the organization of communications within the company, etc. Besides, the transfer of data, communications, and parts of work processes to the clouds relieves the business of serious threats associated with data theft, unauthorized access to the physical office, data corruption, temporary lack of communication or electricity in the office. Some of the services that are frequently moved to the cloud are email, unified communications, and collaboration services.

Migrating Your Email Service to Microsoft Outlook

This scenario will be most interesting for companies that have decided to transfer the existing mail system entirely to the cloud. As part of the project for the migration of email resources to Microsoft Outlook, it is essential to ensure the following:

  • Configuration of the mail system to work with mail domains that are used by the company;
  • Ensuring the joint work of mail systems during the migration of mail resources (importing EML files into Outlook);
  • Synchronization of existing user accounts with the mailing system;
  • Migration of the content of existing user mailboxes;
  • Configuring the anti-spam subsystem, etc.

Microsoft Outlook will be most interesting for companies and corporations that want to use the reliable cloud email service.

Key Advantages of Moving to the Cloud

During the past year, challenging conditions forced companies to quickly adapt to updated methods of working in an environment where employees no longer need to be in the office. This trend — a geographically distributed workforce — has many benefits for businesses. For example, employee productivity increased, and more collaboration and recruiting opportunities emerged. In addition to introducing digital tools, companies must develop the right culture and management approach to practice updated working methods. Digital solutions for a distributed workforce that support collaboration, engagement, control, and productivity have already helped thousands of companies streamline their workflow. 

In particular, migration into the cloud provide the following benefits:

  • The economy of funds — using the cloud, you always control and predict your IT infrastructure costs, the principle of using a subscription, IT infrastructure maintenance;
  • Mobility — the availability of data and services at any time, from anywhere in the world and on any device;
  • Security — your data is protected by an agreement with a cloud provider;
  • Ease of licensing — you always use the latest versions of Microsoft products.

In Conclusion

45% of employers are afraid that their employees will not be able to focus on their tasks while working remotely. Obviously, traditional management methods have to be revised, and managers at all levels will soon learn to build their work processes differently. In this case, cloud services will play an important role.