Stay ahead with maximum cloud flexibility#Cloud Architecture
Can your organization keep up with the speed of change in your industry? In our day-to-day experience, we often encounter businesses that lack the flexibility to scale up or scale down their resources in accordance with market demands. Or, to quickly gain insights in their data and act upon it. We also see IT operations having difficulty to align with business needs in a timely manner to keep ahead of their competitors. The big question we pose to them? Do you still run your business applications from your own datacenter? If so, you might want to rethink your IT operations and opt for maximum Cloud flexibility.
Increase adaptability in your entire business, choose a cloud solution
To increase their adaptability, businesses often adopt agile ways of working, Cloud plays a crucial role in this. For one, because it offers far greater flexibility than traditional datacenters. We can hear you thinking: ‘My business is doing just fine, why should I move my IT operations to the Cloud?’. Well, just take the recent COVID-19 epidemic for example. Business either saw a surging demand of their products or services, or a steep decline. Were you able to easily keep up? In terms of providing service or meeting deadlines? Or, maybe – we hope not – your current resources proved way too costly in regards to your current activities.
Moving to the Cloud offers an answer for any business that wants to work more agile and be more flexible. Initiating these projects, we often get a lot of questions. Where do you start? How do you ensure business continuity while migrating your operations to the Cloud? To help you on your way, and already provide some insight, we’ll show you exactly how we will guide you through this Cloud journey.
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The benefits of a cloud solution for your business and IT operations
It’s all about the flexibility, we can’t stress that enough. Applications that run in the cloud will generally run smoother, be more secure and have a higher availability. At the same time, operational costs are lower than those of traditional applications. We have seen some staggering savings – time- and cost-wise – at some of our clients:
- Cloud enables your IT department to adopt DevOps practices. This way, it will contribute to a higher business productivity up to 30% for your IT staff.
- The Cloud offers on-demand resources. A big advantage in turbulent times like these, in which cloud-aware applications can automatically scale up or down the use of resources (compute, memory, storage) based on real usage. Something traditional applications can’t do. This flexibility can lower operational costs for cloud-based applications up to 30% compared with traditional applications.
How we will get your organization up and running in the cloud
Setting up and governing a cloud-transformation program is all about making the right choices. However, with us, you will be in expert hands to quickly gain that Cloud flexibility. We know which questions to ask to draft your strategy towards the Cloud in which both IT and Line of Businesses are involved. We possess wide and at the same time in-depth industry specific experience and Cloud and IT expertise.
Our methodology is based on the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework. The Microsoft Adoption Framework for Azure is a proven guidance that's designed to help you create and implement the business and technology strategies necessary for your organization to succeed in the cloud. It provides best practices, documentation, and tools that cloud architects, IT professionals, and business decision makers need to successfully achieve short-term and long-term objectives. This standardized approach also contributes to a better alignment between business and technical strategies to ensure success.
No matter what industry you’re in, we help you to define the right Cloud-based strategy for every application in your portfolio and guide you through the execution in five simple steps. Do you want to know how we can guide you through this journey? Click here.