The global market place is evolving, shifting consumer behavior and forcing businesses to rethink traditional IT services and how they’re delivered. As consumers become less tolerant of delays for goods and services, companies are shifting towards rapid provisioning models for IT services, leveraging hybrid on-demand cloud technologies, rather than stop and go, in-house infrastructure.
As expectations for access, delivery, and agility of information increase, companies need to consider how this evolution is impacting core business mission, vision, and values – in turn pushing business leaders and IT decision makers to embrace the paradigm shift.
Traditional data centers were built as siloed physical infrastructure, dedicated to specific networks, services, applications, and storage. Companies continue to accumulate more valuable data; this drives data center growth, requiring additional hardware, power, backups, data communication, staffing, and security. It’s becoming clear that as the rate of growth increases exponentially, the traditional infrastructure model is failing to keep pace, limiting a company’s nimbleness.
Hybrid on-demand cloud technologies allow for new levels of agility for companies and their IT organizations, shortening response times to market conditions and changes.
Source: f5.com https://devcentral.f5.com/articles/cloud-today-is-just-capacity-on-demand
IT services in the cloud are expected to double from 2011 to 2016. As cloud options continue to accelerate companies should be considering a hybrid cloud model for the following:
- Disaster Recovery
- Development and Test
- Multi-tiered backup to Cloud
- Multi-Region Application Continuity
- Data center migration and consolidation
- High performance, stability, and scalability
- Big data analytics
RSM has implemented and partnered with industry leading cloud platforms, we’d welcome the opportunity to assist with your evaluation of needs and cloud computing. For more information on this or other ways to increase IT efficacy, contact RSM’s technology consulting professionals at 800.274.3978 or email us.