If you want to reap the benefits of cloud computing, but need assistance navigating the intricacies of developing a secure and reliable cloud-hosted infrastructure, ADS IT Solutions is available to help guide your organization on its unique path to the cloud.
Depending upon your industry, corporate culture, business processes, user base, existing technologies and more, your ideal cloud solution—and the process you use to get there—will look very different than that of other organizations.
Rely on our Virtualization and Cloud team—with an average of 20 years of experience in evaluating, selecting and deploying innovative technologies for customers — to help you approach the cloud strategically, with both technology and business objectives in mind.
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At ADS IT Solutions, we partner with our customers to create strategic infrastructures that enable organizations to “walk their way into the cloud.” This is because, although hosting and running your business on the cloud is relatively simple, the process of getting there is much more complex.
When moving to a cloud-based infrastructure, it’s important to understand that this solution is more than a technology play—it will affect the way your business as a whole is run.
Therefore, communication with the entire C-suite about corporate objectives, how cloud computing can help you achieve a competitive advantage, and candid discussions about how the technology may impact corporate culture is a must.
In addition, educating employees about how the technology may affect their end-point access, devices and user experience is key to gaining buy-in, and avoiding roadblocks along the way.
The rate of cloud adoption continues to increase, and with it new technologies are frequently introduced and improved. Due to the volatility of this market, as CIO one must have a long-term strategic outlook, with the ability think and execute in shorter timelines, and a willingness to adapt in real time.
To get you to the cloud, we begin with an assessment: a discovery phase during which we get to know your current state and business challenges. This helps us understand the daily pain points faced by end users and business leaders, short- and long-term business goals, and how IT can help the business move ahead competitively.
We’ll discuss many factors to consider, from both a tactical and strategic standpoint.
For example, on the tactical side, it’s important to understand the following:
And, from a strategic perspective:
In most cases, the roadmap includes four major steps—server virtualization, application and/or desktop virtualization, private cloud and public cloud—with customized approaches to each based on the assessment findings.