The benefits of cloud applications are obvious and well-known but there are still numerous obstacles to the widespread adoption of cloud computing among enterprises. Reasons range from security concerns and legacy systems to the complexity of preparing a business to be cloud-ready. Start-up companies have more leeway to make the move to the cloud since they don’t have any existing baggage.
Established companies with monolithic hardware will likely opt for hybrid cloud solutions: a combination of physical and virtual infrastructure services, some of which are hosted on-premise and through cloud service providers. The existence of high-performance networks in the local market today also make it easier to move towards a hybrid IT solution.
Hybrid IT solutions lower capital investments and accelerate the business’ ROI by reducing applications and services time to market, especially when they are now deployed in the cloud. They are also more cost-effective since businesses can scale their virtual infrastructure depending on their resources and needs.
If a hybrid IT solution sounds attractive to you, take into consideration the following guiding principles:
Many enterprises are choosing to do things gradually as they adopt a hybrid IT solutions model, so that they can focus on innovation. This isn’t a surprise as cloud adoption has been described by many IT experts as a marathon, not a sprint - it takes time and patience to complete, there is a lot of preparation involved.
You will also need a strong support network of capable partners who will help you succeed. NetOne Asia is your ideal partner as we have over 10 years experience in the ICT industry and is a certified VMware Premier Partner with a Master Services Competencies for Data Center Virtualization. If you would like your business to take its first step into cloud computing, contact us today at this link for a free cloud readiness assessment.