Organizations migrate to the cloud to achieve cost-efficiency, higher application performance and scalability. It is a complex process and enterprises must plan carefully for successful migration. The benefits of inter-operability, security, responsive service levels, along with a variable cost structure for both services and assets in cloud will make it easier for the IT leaders to take up the cloud journey. Some of the key IT imperatives which lead an organization to embrace cloud services are: Continue reading
The cloud is an invaluable solution for today’s evolving business needs, but adopting the cloud platform can spell big changes for an organization. Here are some factors businesses should seek clarity about before moving their workloads and applications to the cloud.
Cloud pricing model structure
Adopting cloud has the benefit of reducing costs drastically. Paradigm of cloud is scalable based on the needs of the business. However, the minimum threshold quantity for the IT economics should be worked out with the Cloud Service Providers. It is advisable to understand the pricing models of cloud providers for Infrastructure, Platform and Application that can unearth key pricing assumptions and hidden fees of subscription if any. In many a cases the software is provided at a nominal rate but the security, auditing and archiving aspects of the subscription are heavily priced. A keen understanding of the pricing model will help the decision makers to list the needs and break the pricing structures before they make their decisions.
Possibility of breaking the components
Cloud presents the option of breaking up the components and subscribing them as per the needs of the enterprise. While the market is mature to give an itemized level costing for Infrastructure, Platform and Software – choosing support services for each of these categories in the form of a Service Catalog is still a challenge. IT leaders should look for reducing service costs also while breaking up their needs on services. For example: A workload may need Disaster Recovery Drill once in a year whereas the backup restore verification service may be subscribed quarterly. Allowing the IT leaders to choose the components across the stack of cloud from Infrastructure to Services and an itemized invoicing helps in better charge back mechanisms and optimizing the budgets.
Experimenting on newer paradigms
Internet of Things, Analytics, Mobile Application Marketplace are some of the paradigms that make cloud platform their foundation. Many of the cloud providers as part of their portfolio expansion offer to use and evaluate these newer services at no costs or lower costs to promote their business. IT leaders should be equipped to understand and identify such possible services when they speak to their cloud service providers and utilize their roadmap to suit their needs.
CMS IT Services can help you in bringing this clarity providing in-depth analysis of your business needs and provide cost-effective solutions.
2016 witnessed a huge number of enterprises shifting their businesses to cloud based architecture. Experts believe 2017 will be an even bigger year in terms of cloud adoption. And, one of the biggest factors driving this change will be cloud architecture vendors competing to provide infrastructure-as-a-service at lower costs. Continue reading
Moving applications to Cloud is a compelling business proposition for many companies. Cloud migration gives companies new opportunities for increasing agility, improving business operations and enlisting more satisfied customers. On the flip side, there are hidden costs and challenges. If you are looking for migrating applications to Cloud, you need to think through the business case properly to make an informed decision. The key idea is to leverage the full benefits of Cloud with minimal disruption to your business operations.Below are 5 key points to consider as you develop your Cloud Migration Strategy:
Digital India aims to transform the country into a digitally-empowered knowledge economy. These plans have further gathered momentum post the de-monetization exercise by the government in Nov – Dec 2016. Plans to connect rural areas with high-speed internet focuses on three very important components:
- Digital Infrastructure as a utility to every citizen
- Governance and services on demand
- Digital Empowerment of citizens
One of the leading global manufacturing companies approached CMS IT with the requirement of a robust Cloud-based security solution to ensure protection of employees’ devices and company assets without compromising on performance and user experience. Continue reading
An omnipresent internet has enabled corporates and communities to connect, collaborate and communicate regardless of geography. Multiple case studies have shown the increasing power of technology to achieve the outcomes, and bring in a viral response for the greater good. Continue reading
Numbers don’t lie! The SMB Cloud market is growing faster than ever…
At present, the SMB market for Cloud-based software is pegged somewhere around $28 billion. In 2015, the SMB market was at $25.2 billion, and it is expected to reach $34.9 billion by 2018, according to a new report from Cloud software specialist Odin.
RightScale’s annual State of the Cloud Report™ for 2016 has also some interesting numbers to share – 82 percent of enterprise companies have a multi-Cloud strategy (or hybrid Cloud). For SMBs, research finds that overall multi-Cloud adoption has risen from 58 percent to a staggering 71 percent year-on-year. Continue reading
Cloud is witnessing hyper growth. Forrester Research has predicted that the Cloud market will reach $191 billion by 2020. Clearly, Cloud and Cloud computing applications will play a game changing role in shaping the growth of businesses going forward. One of the reasons behind this exponential growth of the Cloud market is the host of benefits that it offers, especially to small and niche players which include: Continue reading
Creating virtual office wherever employees go
The rising tempo of Cloud adoption enabling mobile workforce is transforming the way we do business. According to IBM, over the next four years’, workloads hosted on the public cloud will grow by 44%. This means that almost half of the future mobile workforce will work outside from their office cubicles.Two of the most significant developments in Cloud technology to enable mobile workforce are email management and online work environments. And the third one is mobile security. Continue reading