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Digital transformation with Cloud Infra

Digital transformation with Cloud Infra
January 10, 2022

Infrastructural layer for digital transformation – Cloud to the rescue

To capture and generate the actual value from the Cloud, organizations need to focus their resources and build a cloud-ready operating model. Our Clients across the globe are facing the crisis of poor output and lack of efficiency. Upon performing a survey, it has been identified that the primary reason behind this issue is not about the availability of skilled workforce but legacy or outdated infrastructure. Defining the cloud opportunity with siloed business initiatives, such as data platforms or next-gen application hosting, is not sustainable.

Cloud offers agility to enterprises and adds capacity to meet up rising customer demands in an era where customer satisfaction sits at the heart of all operations.

Cloud is not just a platform to land safely, but it's also an opportunity for transformation and a chance of giving your business an entirely new face and running it seamlessly. It has been identified that cloud infra services have delivered proven results and maximized output to a large extent.

Enterprises are progressively looking to upgrade their IT infrastructure with the rising prominence of digital transformation and the advent of advanced technologies, such as AI/ML, IoT, AR/VR, etc. The IT infrastructure has significantly highlighted the importance of the Cloud due to the large amounts of data getting generated, higher security risks involved, and the adoption of more complex technologies to accelerate growth. Cloud plays the role of a strong foundation which acts as a significant contributor in providing three significant advantages - flexibility, agility, and on-demand access to help enhance the digital transformation journey for enterprises. It also allows organizations to scale up their business by providing a platform for their business priorities. Here are some areas which will help in understanding the role of Cloud better:

  • Cloud as an accelerator to digital transformation initiatives
  • Cloud integration with new and advanced technologies
  • Business impact and benefits of Cloud

Cloud as an accelerator to digital transformation initiatives

Cloud Solution Providers have an evident vision for optimally driving your business by utilizing the latest technologies. With next-generation technologies such as AI/ML, a large set of data is generated, which requires fast processing and accelerated outcomes. Storing and managing data of such scale poses a challenge for many companies. Cloud here plays a vital role by allowing real-time processing and anytime-anywhere management of data. It not only provides a platform for fast-paced operational transactions but also claims end-to-end security. To gain competitive advantage, organizations are focusing more and more on the foundational or infrastructural layers to support their digital transformation initiatives for a seamless transition. With the leverage of Cloud, IT has more room left for focusing on digital initiatives and innovation, which could prove to be differentiating for the enterprises. To remain competitive in the market, Organizations should focus on building a robust cloud strategy as a starting point, keeping the digital initiatives in mind.

Cloud integration with new and advanced technologies

The most vulnerable component in the world is data, which is worth millions of dollars. Cloud providers are at the forefront of capturing this data; therefore, they need to ensure that it is secure and can be transferred safely without any threats. The emergence of the Cloud and technology integrations includes , Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT). These technologies require considerably high computational power and more excellent storage, where Cloud becomes a natural fit. A layered environment with Cloud and AI provides a platform for faster decision processing, improved insights, and eventually deliver better customer experiences. Not only is Cloud helping AI, but with AI, even cloud management can be made more accessible. AI is being etched into the IT infrastructure to streamline workloads and remove manual tasks using automation. Considering IoT as another example, Cloud is closely related to the existence of IoT. IoT requires multiple devices to operate collaboratively, requiring quick and real-time data processing made possible with Cloud.

Business impact and benefits of Cloud

The introduction of the "pay-as-you-go" model has simplified the way the business operates, as clients have to pay for what they want to use. In addition, with the availability of three Cloud service models - IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, clients can choose based on what they require and to which extent.

There are proven track records where transformation through cloud services has improvised the business outcome and increased efficiency. Cloud infra is designed such that the Operational and Maintenance (O&M) cost is meager.

There are numerous benefits of cloud adoption for enterprises. Cloud offers greater scalability and flexibility, which allows a faster time to market. Traditional infrastructure could not handle the vast amount of data. However, with cloud infrastructure, this has been easier and faster. Integrating automation with Cloud has further helped bring down the release cycle times. Research suggests that companies adopting cloud platforms report bringing new capabilities to market about 20 to 40 percent faster . Cloud allows room for improved business offerings as it acts as a platform for the new-age technologies becoming increasingly important to deliver innovative solutions to end customers. Apart from the usual infrastructural benefits, its technology integrations offer advanced functionalities. A significant advantage of Cloud includes reduced risk due to cloud security practices. With a substantial number of enterprises’ confidential data, cyber threats pose a big challenge. Cloud security practices ensure a robust platform with standardized authentication and a resilient data center. A powerful cloud strategy also offers agility to enterprises. It adds the capacity to meet rising customer demands in an era where customer satisfaction sits at the heart of all operations. To build a competitive advantage, Cloud not only presents as an option but an absolute necessity!