The cloud has quickly become a pillar in IT departments with the public cloud market reaching over $45 billion and the private cloud services surpassing $24 billion in the next year. A recent report stated that 41% cite cloud as a catalyst for new directions requiring business transformation. Although cloud adoption rates are high and market numbers are continuing to grow, there is still some confusion related to cloud computing.
C-Suite is Becoming More Empowered
The IT department is starting to take a backseat to business decisions mapping out the direction of their department. Anyone, in any department --with just a few mouse clicks, can purchase and use cloud-based technology without proper analysis or a complete understanding of what is being purchased.. Due to this empowerment, there are more integration hassles as most users aren’t skilled at integration, scaling, provisioning, and administering technology. This often equates to much higher costs than would be necessary with the proper analysis and configuration done by an expert.
How Can You Navigate Initial Cloud Migration Successfully?
With a dedicated cloud architect partner like Riptide Software, we have the necessary installation, scaling, networking, and security best practices to ensure the success of your systems. No one model is the best answer for every workload and we understand the complex nature that represents your particular need for the cloud.
Riptide Software uses a Hybrid Cloud infrastructure addressing the specific regulatory and compliance requirements of U.S. government agencies. Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.
A Hybrid Cloud allows an organization to quickly scale up or down, depending on the demands. Costs can be controlled by only scaling up the elements of the large web application that need to be scaled up. An organization can explore different architectures or server setups by leveraging the full power of the Hybrid Cloud. Infrastructure decisions can be more easily controlled over the limitations of using a predefined public cloud platform. Platforms such as enterprise content management can be fully secured and redefined for security.
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