Cloud business transformation

Like taste, need and business differ business requirements too differ when turning to cloud. Digital transformation is a must win strategic battle of today, and its important to properly accelerate such transformation. Successful transformation does require modification of capabilities, operations model, to assist continuous development.
New partner ecosystem, future digitization, and governance are the three critical pillars required for public cloud platform adoption at scale.
“According to the report issued by Goldman Sachs, proper expenditure on cloud business platforms and infra, business is likely to achieve the Annual Growth of more than 25 per cent.”
Cloud adoption is moving on faster than anticipated earlier. Irrespective of the kind of software you are looking for at Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), the predictions of IT budget, workloads are same.
On a recently published research by Cloud Security Alliance, organizations wholly into cloud spend nearly 80 per cent of their IT budget in cloud services. Every month these companies purchase cloud applications, content sharing top ups, file sharing & collaboration.

Why multi-cloud governance is needed?
By 2023, more than 500 million new apps are expected to get developed. Organizations which are planning to roll down in the digitized channel must quickly accelerate the transformation and enlist every API integration on it.
One of the major down fall of cloud adoption can be using it in the legacy infra model. However, if multi-cloud team is created than accordingly governance model and guidelines can be framed. Cloud governance is essential to figure out on how the cloud environment is created, what kind of developing tools are available, security, cost management and best practice executed for automation.

Governance during cloud journey
Changing the entity’s entire operation model is not an easy task. It requires careful planning and it is rather important to;

  • Define cloud strategy model
  • Comply cloud strategy with business strategy
  • Plan model deployment

Having worked on the cloud transition and transformation for years, we have developed an operating model allowing customers to achieve definite targets with certainty. Key elements of operating model are;

  • Cloud center: The cloud center is sure to focus on the development and cloud governance. It is developed to support the continuous transformation from native platform to cloud.
  • Managed support: Support cloud customers on-site & off-site.
  • Modernization & Migration: Figure out modernized applications and patterns, accordingly migrate the operations.
  • Training services: Focus on competence analysis, in-house digital projects, upskilling and on-boarding digital projects.
  • Data Service: Emphasize on data services and platform design, pilot data project identification and plan data service model.
  • Cost governance: Find out cost optimization opportunities, project TCO calculation and new cloud proposals for cost redundancy without adjustment in quality service.

The bigger part lies in identifying the capability gaps, and develop plan feeding replacement source, upskilling and adding. Whenever strategy’s and governance models are validated, it becomes easier to start on board cloud users and build cloud landing zone. Clear guidelines provide stronger base for operations in cloud environment helping business move forward towards innovations.

While framing cloud governance guidelines we identified the following advantages that the business can experience from cloud computing.
#1. A brand-new software: A latest version software allowing users for immediate upgrading of applications, features and functionality for more productivity.
#2. Achieve more with the less: Decline the size of data centers. Reduce the number of servers, staff, software cost without impacting the IT abilities.
#3. Flexible pricing: Unlike traditional methods, the cost of cloud business are comparatively flexible. As the concept of cloud is, pay as you use, that is you shall be only paying for the infrastructure and server when needed. Capacity of the center can be increased or decreased as per the requirement. In the case of traditional capacity, users have to buy more capacity during peak time while during the sloppy period it remains ideal.
#4. Improvises mobility:  Employees can access their data in whichever corner of the world. They can get access to their data’s in smartphone, tablet or any other device. The only thing needed is proper internet connectivity.
#5. Always available: Cloud providers are reliable when providing service. Their uptime maintaining is 99.99 per cent. As long as the workers have internet the connection is always on.
#6. Improvised collaboration: It allows collaboration by allowing people to meet virtually and share information on real time. This can reduce the ideal time and improve productivity.
#7. Facilitate Merger & Acquisition activity: Cloud business accommodates faster change so that the acquisition process gets completed instantly. Traditional computing is sure to take months and years to migrate the applications, and de-commissioning data centers before two companies run in the same IT stack.
NSW IT SUPPORT has years of experience in cloud migration. Before plunging to the migration part, we take time to understand the core requirement of the business, and accordingly, suitable services for clouds are carried out. To know more about the cloud solutions inside Sydney, contact us, today!

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