New solution offers a bridge to the Cloud with flexible path to data center migration

LightEdge Solutions, an enterprise grade cloud, colocation and managed security services provider, announced today the launch of its newest solution offering, Flex Cloud. This distinctive offering introduces a practical approach for businesses to migrate existing components of their IT infrastructure to the cloud. By leveraging a company’s existing equipment while strategically consuming hosted LightEdge Cloud Services, it lowers the barrier to cloud migration by allowing the customer to realize the full investment in their new components in a colocation model, while also creating a natural path to the cloud.

“We often times run into companies who are hesitant to migrate their data to the cloud, in part because they have perfectly good IT components that they can’t walk away from,” says Chad Gustafson, . “With Flex Cloud, they keep the best components they have while we upgrade their IT environment and fill in the component gap, shifting them to the cloud for when their equipment eventually ages out. Whether it’s private, public or hybrid cloud they aspire to, this creates a bridge to utilizing all aspects of cloud computing.”

The customer’s equipment will reside in one of LightEdge’s three Data Centers while the balance of its infrastructure will be provided by LightEdge cloud services. The environment will be physically separated from that of enterprise and private cloud. Flex Cloud replaces the weaker infrastructure components that are nearing end of life or are simply obsolete in either capacity or performance measures. Custom-architected by LightEdge’s team of expert consultants, Flex Cloud allows companies to transition away from capital investment cycles; provides options regarding how, when and what to migrate to the LightEdge Cloud; and provides a safety net of world-class computing power in case of un-forecasted spikes in processing requirements.

“Everyone knows what BYOB is,” says Masterson. “We like to call this BYOC, the C being components. Customers bring what they have on hand and we empower them by providing them with processes and products that they don’t have access to on their own. By lowering the financial and operation barriers to cloud migration, we turn those daunting concepts into accessible realities.”

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