BTEX 2020

The sudden and rapid shift to a remote workforce in 2020 has been a case study in preparation: organizations with customer and employee-centric infrastructure were able to successfully adapt to their new, forced environment, while many other lagging organizations scrambled to adjust. This demonstrates that it has never been more critical for organizations to embrace alternative or hybrid cloud-based solutions in order to ensure business continuity. But what exactly is the cloud?

At our Business Technology Expo (BTEX) on October 27 and 28, we have a virtual booth entirely dedicated to cloud. With one in three organizations adopting cloud-based solutions (34 percent IaaS and 46 percent SaaS) in recent months it’s clear that this has become a priority in Canada, but we understand that migration to the cloud comes with a unique set of challenges that can be difficult to understand and navigate. Our virtual cloud booth defines all things cloud by offering resources outlining cloud landing zones, how to implement and manage cloud services like Azure, Cloud DRaaS with ASR and AWS, Commvault and more.

Additionally, this booth will break down the ins and outs of specific cloud-based solutions and services such as:

Best practice assessments

CDW Canada’s cloud team has years of experience helping customers implement and manage off-premise data centres and environments. Our team migrates, deploys and optimizes cloud workloads on a daily basis, but it’s critical that nothing is executed blindly. Conducting best practice assessments is key to assessing the cloud tenant’s health, similar to visiting your doctor for a yearly check-up. Not sure where to start? We’re here to help.

Cloud readiness assessments

Creating a business case for migration to the cloud, clarity on which workloads can move to the cloud and cost analysis are three main reasons why organizations require a cloud readiness assessment. The assessment involves analyzing an organization’s infrastructure outputs and providing a report summarizing the findings and identifying complexity factors to determine the best course of action forward. Don’t worry – having CDW Canada as your IT solutions partner means we’ll take care of this for you.

Seamless migration

Migrating to the cloud is a process that takes time and energy that many organizations simply aren’t equipped to undertake, but you don’t have to do this alone. If you’re looking to learn more about how to mitigate a skill or staff constraint to support migration, deployment of migration tooling, configuration and troubleshooting or cutover of host to cloud, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll walk you through our step-by-step process so you can remain focused on day-to-day operations while we expedite the migration process.

There are many benefits to migrating your organization to the cloud including reduced budgets, improved IT security, increased business agility and simplified IT infrastructure and applications. Stay tuned in the coming months for an exclusive CDW Canada cloud study revealing details about cloud adoption in Canadian organizations but in the meantime, BTEX covers all of this and more. The event also delves into infrastructure, security, collaboration and digital transformation – key pillars to organizational success in a virtual world.

Watch this space

Interested in learning more about the benefits, security and adoption of the cloud in Canada? Keep your eyes on CDW over the coming months as we gear up to launch an exciting, first-of-its kind cloud study.

As we continue to adapt to the ever-changing landscape around us, it’s never been more important to understand how technology has shifted from a tool to propel your organization forward to a critical staple in ensuring business continuity. Join the cloud conversation on October 28 at 1:30 p.m. ET with CDW expert, KJ Burke, as he explores SaaS to VPN connected endpoints and the spectrum in between. Visit CDW.ca/BTEX to guarantee your event access.

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