It is easy to get confused about the Cloud these days. You have probably heard Cloud message from every and each vendor you are working with. It is a trend, a buzzword and so tempting to be in the Cloud just because it is so fashionable today.
We help our customers to understand the Cloud and create the Cloud strategy for their particular environments and deliver to this strategy.
Each customer is different but there are some common scenarios that can be identified:
1. Cost optimization
If your computing power demand is not evenly spread and you need more power at some times, you can leverage Cloud for peaks while running on-premise for the rest of the time. There is no more need to buy computing power for peak demand that would sit idle for most of the time.
Depending on your solution and financing needs, you may also benefit from lower licensing costs and moving to OPEX.
In addition, you may choose to deploy your secondary data centers into the Cloud. That may help you lower total costs if secondary data center need to kick in only during failover times thus remaining switched off for most of the time.
2. Faster time to production, lower risks
Going for Cloud, you eliminate procurement delays and usually leverage multiple layers of infrastructure supplied by your cloud provider which you would need to build by yourself when deploying on premise.
You also benefit from lower commitments and easier exit options. There is no need to commit to any consumption in advance, initial investments are minimal and If something doesn't work out with your project, your exit costs will be incomparably lower than in case of on-premise scenario.
3. Increased resiliency, better protection against complicated attacks
Cloud allows you to use vast computational and bandwidth capacities from cloud providers to ensure higher SLAs and protect against complicated denial of service attacks from the Internet. While it is impossible to completely avoid denial of service risks, Cloud makes it much more complicated and resource intensive for intruders to launch successful attack against your systems.
While partnering with some of the largest cloud vendors like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, we are entirely independent from any vendor and can provide you with unbiased advice. Even more, we can help you to deliver on the strategy from detailed planning to deployment and support of your systems in the cloud.