For many SMEs, the task of migrating to the cloud can be a daunting one. There’s a slew of great hosting providers out there that are geared toward the more technologically inclined, but not everyone understands the complexities – and in many cases, they shouldn’t have to.
So says Eric Diamond, CEO and founder of Tribeca Cloud, a New York City-based company that helps businesses with limited IT resources manage and deploy platforms and servers, while providing managed support.
“We make it extremely easy, migrating to the cloud,” Diamond told TMCnet at ITEXPO (News - Alert) yesterday. “We’re geared toward folks that are savvy, that rely on the Web for leads and sales and not IT people. These days, they need more sophisticated things. We empower them with an automated platform that does all that for them. We also offer managed support to hold their hand at the beginning of the process all the way to the end.”
A lot of cloud hosting providers don’t support customers on the platform level, Diamond said, and that’s what differentiates Tribeca Cloud from its competitors.
Founded 6 months ago, the company offers a recommendation engine on the front end which can help businesses understand the type of platform they should be using. The company seeks to help other businesses that don’t have tech expertise in-house, those who have overworked IT departments and those who are trying to save money.
“We mostly deploy open-source-related stuff, so you can come and go as you want,” Diamond said. “We offer a month-to-month service. I think the best lock in is not to give a lock in at all.”
The company targets companies that are a bit more sophisticated in what they do on the Web, like companies that might have an e-commerce site but are looking to take it to the next level. If an agency has a number of clients, Tribeca Cloud’s solutions enable that agency to manage all its clients in a single dashboard. The company is also finding success in the nonprofit sector, as well as small-to medium-sized law firms.
Diamond said he and his brother, Craig—the company’s vice president of product and community—are at ITEXPO to demo their service. Diamond’s also speaking on a panel about the evolution of the cloud for the SMB.
“We just launched in beta quietly, but now we’re starting to get out there and wanting to show the world what we offer,” he said.
The fact that everyone seems to be embracing the cloud is exciting for Diamond, and Tribeca Cloud continues to work on refining its services. The company aims to have its recommendation engine enhanced so that it can cater to specific industries in the near future.
To learn more about Tribeca Cloud, visit the company’s website.