The demands of the digital age now require your IT organization to be fluent in Big data, Internet of things, Mobile accessibility, and Cloud computing. These new demands translate to more resources, more time, and more money which are precious resources most IT organizations don’t have.
Creating a flexible IT environment doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. It’s a simple 4-step process of migrating the following things:
- Low-risk applications
- Dev-test apps
- Big data & IoT operations
- Your current production systems
Low-risk applications typically occupy 50-70% of a company’s storage needs and are often access once or twice per year for compliance reasons. Transferring this data to the cloud is often easy and provides for no operational interruptions. Take advantage of the unlimited storage capacity of the cloud.
Migrating your Dev-test applications frees your internal hardware from rarely used production and support tools. It’s still immediately accessible but won’t slow down your processes in the meantime.
The flexibility of the cloud is a perfect use case for housing your big data and IoT needs. Greater storage capacity and computing power allows for near instant analytics and powerful data visualizations.
Your mission critical systems are often the biggest source of internal strain. Moving these systems to the cloud can offer a huge financial relief. By leveraging a pre-configured environment, it also eases the burden on your core IT.
A hybrid IT environment allows you plug into the latest technology without a huge financial commitment. Think of it as a flexible extension of legacy systems that offer total integration and global accessibility with adaptable costs. This new approach to IT allows you to manage your data easily without discarding your existing hardware or cutting into your budget.