With more organizations considering cloud as a key component of their digital transformation journey, Infosphere Systems Limited has strategically built competency around cloud solutions to help our customers adopt this technology. Our cloud practice currently focuses on four key cloud competencies with additional competencies being added as the practice matures. These four competencies are:
- Cloud solution architecting
- Cloud security specialization
- Cloud migration and deployment within multi-cloud environments.
- Cloud administration
Since the inception of cloud computing, the limitations of traditional IT infrastructure have become more apparent. Many businesses today are struggling to quickly adapt to marketplace changes and new trends as their IT infrastructures are inefficient at sensing and responding to these.
Cloud-based services offer a much more scalable and reliable IT infrastructure that is specifically designed to streamline business performance and support development and growth.
To better understand why more businesses are moving to the cloud, we have listed some of the key advantages of cloud computing below:
- Cost efficiency
Perhaps the most significant advantage of cloud computing is the cost savings arising from a reduced IT capital expenditure to a more streamlined operation expenditure. Using remote servers removes the need for in-house compute & storage equipment and application requirements, as well as overhead costs such as software updates, management and data storage. Cloud-based services also offer a more flexible and cost-efficient consumption model as they are typically deployed on a pay-per-use basis, which means businesses can rent exactly what they need and guarantee a return on investment.
Cloud computing offers a high level of flexibility to companies. Remote cloud servers offer almost unlimited bandwidth, compute and storage space, which allows businesses to instantly scale up and down their capacities to support growth and cope with increases in demand for resources.
This removes the need to purchase and install equipment and upgrades on-site. Cloud computing also allows for improved workplace flexibility, as employees can access applications and data on a remote server off-site, anywhere, and at any time, as long as internet connection is available.
- Business continuity
By investing in cloud computing, businesses can guarantee reliable disaster recovery and backup solutions without the hassle of setting them up on a physical device. For many businesses investing in complex disaster recovery plans can be a costly venture and backing up data is time-consuming. The cloud itself is designed in such a way that data stored in it is mirrored across availability zones such that if one fails, data is instantly recovered.
- Scalability and performance
Cloud technology is designed to be scaled to meet business’s changing IT requirements. As a company grows, it is inevitable that more storage space and bandwidth will be required to cope with increasing data volume. Cloud servers can be deployed automatically to help businesses scale up and down and ensure optimum performance under heavy loads. Cloud technology also improves website speed and minimizes downtime.
- Improved collaboration
The cloud environment has been shown to significantly increase collaboration between groups and communities who have access to the same files. It removes the communication limitations of traditional IT models and makes it much quicker and easier for employees working in different locations to access information and collaborate with team members and key personnel. This helps to streamline processes and means more work gets done in less time.
- Environmentally friendly
For businesses with a CSR, keen to maintain a small carbon footprint, cloud-based services are very environmentally friendly. Using a pay-per-use virtual environment for data storage and running web applications means less energy consumption and carbon emissions in the workplace. Cloud computing also reduces physical hardware needs, which means less IT equipment is required in the office.
- Automatic software updates
Many cloud service providers offer regular system updates to ensure IT requirements are consistently met. They ensure round the clock maintenance of cloud servers – including security updates – freeing up time and money that businesses spend doing this in-house.
Our cloud practice cuts across public, private, and hybrid cloud constructs. Our partnerships include Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Nutanix.