Delivering The Right Service At The Right Price
According to Gartner, Inc., Cloud computing is defined as “a style of computing where massively scalable IT-enabled capabilities are delivered as a service to external customers using Internet technologies.” In today’s highly dynamic business environment, value today can be lost tomorrow … hence the need for businesses to be agile. Business priorities – including time to market, improving customer experience, etc., attributes that bring business impact – is the top driver for cloud computing.
How Cloud is creating something new, or improving an existing business situation
According to Esri on “Business case for Cloud computing”, there are four key differences that distinguish cloud computing from traditional computing models, they are:
Traditionally, individuals and organizations buy assets (computer and network components) and build the technical architecture to accommodate the hardware and software needed by staff and customers. In the cloud model, it is a service, commonly off premises, that is consumed. In essence, users rent these assets, leveraging the cloud provider’s infrastructure or applications instead of buying their own. However, since they are using a dedicated cloud hosting provider, they also gain access to state-of-the-art systems without the capital investment. It is in the cloud provider’s interest of continuing business success to provide high reliability, quick response times, and the flexibility to handle traffic fluctuations. This in turn allows cloud consumer organizations to reassess use of a previously fragmented on-premises infrastructure, which could subsequently drive down capital expenditures on equipment to be freed up to invest in core business and other uses.
Unlike the traditional model, where one pays for fixed assets, overhead, and administration, organizations typically do not own assets in the cloud computing model and instead pay based only on the use of the service.
Deviating from traditional computing, cloud computing services are available only through standard Internet protocols—through any device that supports web access, whether that’s mobile, tablet, desktop, server, laptop, or smartphone.
Instead of a single-use, dedicated, static system with underutilized capacity built for a maximum load (which indeed may never realistically happen), cloud computing supports dynamically scalable, “elastic” systems. The ability to dynamically scale up and/or down improves IT’s ability to rapidly provision its systems based on traffic and demand. In other words, system capacity can be increased or reduced as needed. Another critical difference between traditional and cloud computing is that the latter supports multitenancy—where systems are configured such that they can be shared by many companies, business units, or individuals. Virtualization technology allows cloud providers to convert one server into many virtual machines, thereby eliminating client/server computing with single-purpose systems, maximizing hardware capacity, and allowing customers to leverage economies of scale. Virtualization is a common and integral part of cost optimization strategies for private and public cloud architectures.
Weco Cloud/Managed Services portfolio is designed to help organizations make this transition from the traditional model to cloud model seamlessly with minimal capital outlay.
So, get the most out of finite resources, optimize costs by reducing and avoiding spending, make costs transparent, govern investments, help make right investment decisions, increase utilization, improve performance and consequently, returns!
- Leverage virtualization to transform physical silos into elastic, virtual capacity
- Increase automation thru built-in policy-driven management
- Move from static, physical security to dynamic, embedded security
- Move from traditional to a virtual Desktop environment
- Leverage your virtualized Datacenter and “journey” to the cloud.
Adapt and change quickly, effectively, sense and respond, sustain value, continuity and continuously, improve your customer experience… If you don’t, someone else will.
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