Many organizations want to realize the benefits of public cloud infrastructure, or at least position themselves to be ready when the time is right but moving a complex multi-vendor infrastructure sprawl to the Cloud is a daunting task for many organizations.
One solution is to first streamline and simplify your on-premises infrastructure and put it on a path to being cloud-ready. This CIO paper looks at how consolidating systems onto purpose-built engineered systems optimized for specific workloads helps you become Cloud-ready.Enterprise IT infrastructure has grown unwieldy, with organizations implementing various hardware solutions to address different applications and backup and storage requirements, often lacking an overarching strategy.
Enterprise IT infrastructure has grown unwieldy, with organizations implementing various hardware solutions to address different applications and backup and storage requirements, often lacking an overarching strategy. The result: multiple systems creating a mishmash of difficult-to-manage information silos that drive up staffing expenses.
By streamlining and optimizing on systems that are cloud-ready, you can future-proof your environment so you’ll have the option as you move forward.
The current IT infrastructure situation requires separate teams of IT experts to manage each silo, resulting in added staffing expense. Furthermore, these complex multivendor do-it-yourself environments make it difficult to achieve the performance and agility needed to deliver innovative solutions that drive the business.
It’s clear that cloud computing is leading an IT transformation, becoming the deployment model of choice for many workloads. But in the rush to the cloud, most companies realize they can’t transition all workloads at once—even if they want to. The challenge, then, is to come up with a transition plan that enables them to support on-premises applications and workloads today while ensuring an easy, non-disruptive migration to the cloud when the time comes.
A smarter solution is to have different purpose-built hardware tiers, with varying price/performance levels, to handle the four main sorts of business-critical applications in the typical organization, namely:
- Big data and analytics
- Application logic and middle-ware
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