The majority of our customers have opted for a Hybrid-Cloud strategy or have already moved 100% to Cloud. Those organisations who are on the journey to Cloud are realising that it’s not easy to adapt and treating Cloud in the same way as traditional datacentres can lead to many expensive mistakes.
Cloud, initially, looks fairly straight forward. Creating a few servers using a Cloud vendor console can be done in a few minutes once you are familiar with it. Unfortunately this is a world away from what’s required to build secure, highly available, reliable and cost effective production like environments.
Cloud vendors do a great job of providing a kit of parts (IaaS) so you can build what you need. But this is not immediately useful for organisations needing to support projects or provide production environments.
So how do organisations ensure they:
- Design, Implement and Manage secure environments that minimise the risk of being compromised by increasingly sophisticated hackers and vulnerability to ransomware and data breaches.
- Maintain high availability and reliability
- Keep costs to a minimum by scaling up and down, depending on demand
- Have consistency across all environments including development, test and production
- Guard against the next generation of vendor lock-in, the Cloud vendors themselves!
- Provide an identical platform for projects, no matter what Cloud vendor you use or even your own bare metal datacentres.
- Enable them to write your applications and services once, but deploy them anywhere
All the above require the help from hard to find and expensive experts, even for modest sized organisations, but there is another way.