CLOUD IS INEVITABLE.

But what does that mean for you? It is easy to find cloud providers, but it is not that easy to configure cloud as if it were your own. Fluctuating charges, recovery costs, and lack of transparency can make a simple cloud solution a costly endeavor. At Premier Technology Advisors, we treat cloud as an extension of your IT infrastructure, and we promise predictable and efficient delivery of cloud capabilities ahead of schedule and under budget.

Here’s four key solution gaps you’ll need to consider before making the move:

1. Cloud Performance Outperform your competitors in the cloud. We’ll make sure our compute matches your needs, and we’ll develop predictable costs to scale out and up. Your business deserves better than being charged for trivial items like bandwidth usage.

2. Cloud Security Don’t pay for security you don’t need, or make sure everything is airtight. Whatever your requirements, Premier Technology Advisors will ensure you fortify your cloud environment.

3. Regulatory Compliance If your organization adheres to regulations as prescribed by HIPAA, PCI, FISMA, NIST or SOX, you’ll need to build and maintain your own compliant hosting environments. Comply with ease when you leverage our services.

4. High Availability Need to run mission critical applications in a production environment? Prepare to pay higher costs on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud for COOP site, however, you’ll still need to consider an application aware disaster recovery solutions from a 3rd party vendor.

Stay Ahead of Your Competition, Build a Cloud That Accelerates Your Business

Recent data suggests, 74% of enterprises leverage two or more cloud infrastructures. How do you plan to manage a dispersed hybrid cloud environment? The less time you spend worrying about your IT, the more time you have to grow your business. Cloud infrastructure is a cost-effective, scalable way to reduce the burden on your IT team, but there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. It can be difficult to find the right mix of hosting providers and engineering services — not to mention the challenges of migrating data and applications. That’s why our cloud advisors offer vendor-neutral advice, custom migration plans and scalable solutions built with your requirements in mind.

Private Cloud

Achieve greater flexibility and control with a purpose built dedicated environment.

Data Analytics

Realize critical insights that drive value from your data.

Dedicated Compute

Get the performance you need, when you need it.

DevOps

Break down traditional silos through automation, collaboration, integration and communication.

Public Cloud

Cloud platform & services that are secure, reliable, and scalable.

Custom App Hosting

Get an end-to-end solution built without the hassle of having to design or manage it.

Test & Development

Quickly spin up and tear down development and test environments.

Business Services

Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions allow you to operate applications with zero infrastructure investment.

Cloud Solutions to Match Your Industry

Whether you’re in healthcare, government, financial services, retail or any other sector that faces unique challenges, our teams specialize in getting to know your business. Bring Us Your Production Workloads, We’ll Manage it For You.

We’ll design and maintain a high-performance architecture to your specifications, leaving you free to think about your next big idea.

We’ll own the process of migrating your apps to the cloud of your choice, so you can focus on growing your business.

We’ll monitor and manage your security and compliance risks, so you can rest easy knowing your data is protected.

We’ll combine the right mix of tools, automation and people, to deliver uninterrupted service for your end-users, and ensure your organization is built for success.

Compliance/Certifications

Premier Technology Advisors maintains a number of important certification and compliance initiatives, both as a company and specific to the Premier Technology cloud and co-location environments. Premier Technology is currently SSAE 16 Type II SOC 1 and SOC 2 accredited, as well as PCI DSS compliant and Health Industry Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) ready. Customers delivering applications through Premier Technology Cloud’s infrastructure take advantage of these certification to ensure compliance with their own internal controls and regulatory requirements.

SSAE 16 TYPE II SOC 1 AND SOC 2

SSAE 16 Type II SOC 1 and SOC 2 compliance differentiates Premier Technology Advisors from its peers by demonstrating our achievement of a defined set of effectively designed control objectives that are relevant to the cloud services industry and, in the case of a Type II report, that such controls have been operating effectively over a period of time. All reports are backed by an opinion issued by an independent CPA firm.

SSAE 16 Type II SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports ensure that all Premier Technology Advisors clients and their auditors have access to the same information, thereby effectively replacing the need for Virtacore to be subject to multiple audits from clients or their audit firms. This accreditation allows Premier Technology Advisors and our clients to recognize significant business process efficiencies, while also ensuring a solid control environment and continuous adherence to ever higher regulatory standards and best practices by implementing recommendations from the service auditor.

The SSAE audit process takes 4 months and 110 hours from start to finish, requiring collaboration between the independent CPA firm and Premier Technology Advisors’s expert team. The CPA firm performs rigorous tests of Virtacore’s controls and security, including the following:

  • Control Environment: Integrity and Ethics, Commitment to Competence
  • Management’s Philosophy and Operating Style, Organizational Structure and Assignment of Authority and Responsibility, and Human Resource Policies and Practice
  • Physical and Environmental Security
  • Computer Operations – Backup, Storage, System Maintenance, and Uptime
  • Information Security
  • Data Communications

PAYMENT CARD INDUSTRY DATA SECURITY STANDARD (PCI DSS)

PCI DSS is a proprietary information security standard for organizations handling cardholder information for major credit card, debit card and related payment transactions. PCI DSS provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process – including prevention, detection and appropriate reaction to security and credit card fraud incidents.

Premier Technology Advisors infrastructure environment is fully PCI-compliant and validated annually. Required control objectives include:

  • Building and Maintaining a Secure Network (including a firewall configuration)
  • Protecting Cardholder Data (via encrypted transmission over open networks)
  • Maintaining a Vulnerability Management Program (secure systems, anti-virus and related protections)
  • Implementing Strong Access Control Measures (restricted physical and logical access with unique ID)
  • Regularly Monitoring and Testing Networks (track and monitor access to network resources and data)
  • Maintaining an Information Security Policy

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