When it comes to strategically planning the transition to the cloud, companies need to think about how to reap the benefits of cloud computing over the long term. In addition to cost advantages, the cloud boasts a wealth of innovative opportunities to help businesses boost their competitive standing.
But companies need to consider issues such as security, compliance, legal matters, and specific IT requirements when evaluating integrating a cloud solution into an enterprise architecture. In addition, organizations need to weigh any commercial risks and take a planned and structured approach to cloud migration.
Cloud computing is at the top of every CIO’s agenda, and it influences a company’s entire technology and business environment. Cloud migration strategies raise critical questions for companies such as:
- Is the enterprise and the IT landscape ready for the cloud?
- Which type of cloud computing would be best for the enterprise: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), or Software as a Service (SaaS)?
- Which enterprise applications should be migrated to public, private, or hybrid cloud environments?
Cloud computing does not just happen with the click of a button. The entire business, IT, and service architecture should be taken into account when developing an effective cloud strategy. Most organizations lack the expertise and the time to analyze the current environment and develop a planned and structured approach to cloud migration, which requires development of an enterprise cloud strategy plus a corresponding cloud roadmap to guide implementation.
The first step is to analyze the existing situation in terms of business, processes, and technology through a holistic approach. Companies need an as-is analysis to show how to enter the cloud efficiently. This will lead to a sound basis and sound financial figures for making decisions about the operational implementation of your transition to a cloud environment.
T-Systems offers a best practices approach for helping companies decide how to get started with cloud computing by analyzing the company’s business processes and IT landscape. Cloud Readiness & Management Services from T-Systems enables a planned and structured move to the cloud. It comprise both independent consulting services and migration and systems integration solutions for cloud computing. As a result, T-Systems can provide end-to-end support for your company’s cloud transformation, from planning right through to implementation. This allows organizations to rapidly take a sustainable advantage of cloud computing.