Cloud is rapidly becoming the enabling platform of choice with over 90% of UK businesses having adopted some form of cloud-based services. Whilst this has resulted in a radical shift in conventional thinking around network and application architectures, for many businesses, a decision to adopt a ‘cloud-first’ strategy creates the reality of a hybrid cloud environment for the immediate future.
Cetus has been at the forefront of getting customers “cloud-ready” and have organically evolved to empower customers to thrive using cloud services. We still design, build and support, however the difference with our hybrid cloud solutions is the additional level of flexibility and expertise we provide when helping you determine where you want your IT services to reside.
The future is cloud-first.
For many reasons, whether it be ability to scale, flexible cost models, or speed to provision; many businesses are adopting a “why not cloud” approach to their IT. In some cases, the board are making the decision of cloud-first strategy independent of technology and to some extent, end users are also driving the decision for cloud by dictating what they need to work more productively. Cloud adoption has prevailed in the context of both business and personal usage – with reportedly over 90% of UK businesses having formally adopted cloud services. Gartner analysts predict that by 2020, a corporate ‘no-cloud’ policy will be as rare as a ‘no-internet’ policy is today; but in actual fact we believe that most UK based businesses are close to that stance today.
Choosing the right cloud for your business.
Cloud services have dominated the conversations that we have had with our customers for many years, but notably the conversations have changed – further echoing the rate of adoption and acceptance of cloud in the workplace. With cloud looking like an inevitable infrastructure choice, the key for businesses is identifying the optimum point to adapt and change, and which cloud is right for your business – whether it be a public, private or hybrid cloud environment.
A hybrid approach.
Hybrid cloud enables businesses to maximise the positive business outcomes of cloud, whilst ensuring it is compatible with existing investments, or to add a layer of extra resilience to an infrastructure solution. Many businesses turn to cloud-based technologies to solve common business challenges including; coping with the ongoing data explosion whilst improving storage performance, delivering workforce mobility and providing a cost-effective business continuity and disaster recovery solution.
Ability to burst and retract resources on-demand to deliver ultimate scalability.
Flexible cost models.
Ability to sweat assets whilst utilising predictive cost model based on consumption.
Speed to provision.
Instantaneous ability to provision additional resources as required.
Reduce cost and complexity.
Utilise existing investments alongside cloud technology with interoperability.
Ability to react to requirement changes with speed to stay ahead of the curve.
Fully resilient cloud services that allow you to achieve the scale and speed you require without compromising security.