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It would be hard to meet a today’s CIO/CTO who isn’t hard working on a cloud project in his/her organization. Cloud technologies continue to evolve rapidly with innovation in virtualization technologies, cheaper availability of storage, cheaper, faster and efficient processors that help cater to the ever changing patterns of user needs and business requirements.
User expectations on Service Availability and Performance of applications have skyrocketed to put it succinctly. The average user never wants to wait for an application to respond to complete a certain activity. The fact that users are trained on well-built, highly responsive casual apps and games on their phones and tablets make them expect the same level of performance from their business applications while at work.
Traditionally, qualities like faster response times, immersive user experience or scalability have never been part of the goals of a business application design and development. Rather, the whole focus would be to “just” solve the business problem from the perspective of business requirements within the reach of technology availability.
Reasons for low user expectations on Enterprise applications go beyond the boundaries of the scope of this blog post. One major reason for that is due to simply non-availability of technology within the reach of organizations. Imagine that you were a small / medium business with just enough financial freedom to invest in your top priority business needs such as advertising, expansion plans, talent acquisition and so on. Investing in setting up a Data Center that hosts Email Systems, Document Management Systems and other Internal Line-Of-Business applications, hiring and paying a team of IT Management and Support staff were never an option; that until the Cloud revolution began.
With the advent of cloud technology revolution, there are numerous cloud service providers offering services in various innovative types and formats. The big guns such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google lead the revolution with their own cloud implementation, while many providers implement the open source Open Stack cloud platform of which Rackspace being the leader in this space.
In this era, Enterprises have multiple options to choose when it comes to investing into a cloud platform. It can become a tedious, precious time consuming and overwhelming process for a small or medium company to analyze, assess and compare the benefits of various cloud providers and choose the best suitable platform for their own IT infrastructure. This involves careful consideration of existing Enterprise IT assets, IT Investment areas, Envisioned target platform, Business user needs and clear understanding of future IT demands of the core business.
Convene’s Cloud Services Offering provides a cost efficient and meaningful way to analyze, assess and migrate to the cloud. Our processes and methodologies are devised carefully based on industry proven best practices that have shown 100% success in implementing small to very large scale cloud migration projects. Watch out for this space to learn more about this in detail.