Cloud Advisory

Commoditization is moving ahead in IT as it does in almost any industry after a given time. Was the possession of server and network hardware a sign of strength and the source of perceived security ("I control the hardware and the access to it"), so is it today a hindrance. Rapid changes in business and business sentiment require a highly agile environment in which cost can be effectively controlled as can be security. Achieving readiness to harness the most agile infrastructure play means being cloud-ready.


Situation

Your server and/or network landscape is nearing its useful lifespan. Instead of re-investing into the same setup you believe that climbing the next level of infrastructure agility is the way to the cloud. Still, some of the hardware is still well within an investment cycle. Hardware vendors lining your doorstep and promising radical cost benefits....


Solution

If you are a small and medium size corporation, the solution is out there. You can jump straight into application provision out of the cloud (Software-as-a-service, SaaS) or select the various Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions available in the market. If your security requirements are elevated you may use a virtual cloud-based private network. And if you are a larger entity or MNC, various Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) providers are available at your disposal. And none of you is limited to these silos. You may mix and match to your heart's content.


Benefit

Using cloud technology discreetly and addressing the correct challenges can save you a substantial amount of money while at the same time enabling future agility in your organization. Furthermore, by adopting such technologies you may elevate your organization to the next level of mobility and digitization allowing you to ride the wave of the current technology revolution.