Your Cloud Journey

While there might be pressure from the business that is providing the momentum for you to start moving to the cloud, it’s important not to rush in.

If you hasten to implement point solutions, you miss the bigger opportunity to take stock of where your IT systems are now, what your future requirements might be and how you can cost effectively provide those services to your users.

In addressing those questions, you form the basis of your cloud strategy.

Your cloud strategy does not necessarily mean a plan to transition your entire IT stack to the cloud.

Rather, it’s a considered approach to your IT infrastructure and applications as a whole and to evaluate what fits best where and what is the optimal delivery model.

Your strategy may well involve a combination of on-premise equipment that you maintain, services in public or private clouds, or a hybrid approach.

Over time, you will likely find the balance – moving as your requirements change and new technologies and applications become available.

That’s why it’s important to review your strategy periodically and remain flexible, concentrating on the best approach for each element of your IT infrastructure rather than locking yourself in too early with one vendor or a proprietary approach.

The real benefit of the emerging breed of cloud enabling technologies and cloud management platforms is the huge step forward it offers in being able to enable IT as a service.

By treating IT as a service, you concentrate more on ensuring that IT contributes to achieving business outcomes as opposed to just the underlying technology.

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Success Stories

>> Breast Screen Victoria reduces server hardware by 90%, improving scalability and hardware, and implements new DR strategy

>> Burbank Homes rolls out virtual desktop solution to 300 users as a foundation and secure environment for BYOD

>> Terra Firma transforms IT infrastructure to provide flexible and scalable environment solving BYOD, security and DR challenges