Cloud Services: The Good, the Bad, & Things They Don’t Tell You

Did you know, on average, our customers save 20% annually by moving to the cloud?

Our Crestwood Cloud Services expert, Jason Sheaffer, has helped many businesses switch to the cloud and save money.  He has shared all the information you need to know when making decisions about the cloud for your business.

In this 3 part, short video series, Jason shares his expertise on good points, bad points, and things people don’t always tell you about moving to the cloud.   Take a listen to what he has to tell you.

  • Video #1:  The Good
    • Lower point of entry
    • Reduced technical infrastructure
    • Reliability
    • Security
    • Upgrades
    • Accessibility
    • Fully-integrated
    • Better insights through connectivity – dashboards, KPIs, integration, business intelligence
  • Video #2:  The Bad
    • Higher long-term cost
    • Customization restrictions
    • Might not work as well if you have poor internet connectivity
    • Forced upgrades
    • Single sign-on
    • Not as great if you’re on old technology
  • Video #3:  Secrets You Need to Know about the Cloud
    • Considering cloud software:
      • Ask for the vendor EULA
      • How easy is it to get data out?
      • Dedicated instance or multi tenancy or hybrid
      • What will my license be year-over-year?
      • Who will support your environment?
    • Considering cloud hosting:
      • Ask for the provider’s SLA
      • How many hops?
      • Latency
      • Additional backup
      • Geo-redundancy

How about the Crestwood cloud?

If you are considering alternatives to on-premise hardware, consider hosting. For the last 3 years, Crestwood has been a Microsoft Cloud Services Provider.  We created a Crestwood Cloud in the Microsoft Azure environment where we provide a separate virtual environment for each client.

Our fees are a simple, flat rate monthly-tiered pricing based on number of users and a one-time setup fee.  Included in the monthly subscription is monitoring and patching for your servers.  We can host Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL or Acumatica and have reasonable prices for migrating your data and upgrading at the same time.

Contact us today to learn more.  Email Jason and our cloud experts at

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