The cloud has transformed the way organisations operate, reduced the need for on-premises infrastructure, and revolutionised the role IT is able to play in driving business forward.
Advanced cloud solutions can run anything from heavy or complex workloads to regular backups and disaster recovery planning. It has served to minimise daily operational tasks, which frees up IT resources to work on strategic initiatives.
The rise in cloud adoption
In a relatively short space of time, cloud adoption has become mainstream in British organisations, as well as globally. The key drivers to move to cloud include cost optimisation – but it should be remembered that the move requires commitment on all levels of the business, not to mention a deep-dive into the compute requirements.
In traditional on-premises data centres, it was straightforward to manage costs and security measures. When transferring advanced solutions to the cloud, organisations need to ensure the right governance controls are in place.
The benefits of cloud – without the downsides
Well-architected cloud environments are a must to ensuring that the promised cost and resource savings from the cloud are realised.
Cloud management solutions provide this governance without sacrificing the performance of key infrastructure. Productivity can be maintained, while identifying potential high risk issues or potential security breaches.