Now that you are in the Cloud.
How can you innovate to reduce your footprint and cost infrastructure?
IT departments are now enjoying cheaper and more scalable services with converged infrastructure. Or are they… while the cloud is significant in its own right, more importantly, it has set the stage for the cloud’s next phase as an enabler of business modernization, modularization and mobilization.
The Cloud is shaping up to be the next battleground
Cloud innovation is now the bedrock to create new things, it allows businesses to prototype rapidly, learn quickly, understand what doesn’t work and enables projects to be spun up quickly. Combining agility the cloud can be an agent for adopting new technology architectures and processes.
Out with the old, in with the new
The cloud is an innovator presenting businesses with the opportunity to re-evaluate the infrastructure that supports their current applications. Are you faced with a technology expansion? A current customer has a quote from Dell-EMC for $67M for 4 PB of storage, that will require them to build an annex on their existing data center to house this new footprint at the cost of another $1-3M; TOTAL COST $70M. There is cause and effect with every business choice you make.
What if you replaced that purchase with a Z-IMPACT iStormCloud Appliance with 48 PB (10x more) of storage for approximately the same cost and offload this application from the legacy Dell-EMC solution.
A new Z-IMPACT iStormCloud Appliance leaves you with several options:
- Free Space on the legacy system for expansion of the other applications, or services that are to remain. Three areas of consideration are a) those that can be migrated into SaaS, b) those that can be re-factored into a cloud native application, and c) those that need to remain on legacy IaaS due to limitations.
- Create a gateway to begin to migrate all the applications off that legacy Dell-EMC solution. Presenting an opportunity to review the application portfolio and retire, consolidate, and resize many services and applications. Downsize the data center 50-90%, with 48 PB this most likely can replace the legacy solution data requirement (see Calculate your Data Center), achieve better performance >12x and begin eliminating the legacy technology drag that leads to a downward spiral in organizational delivery capability, increased cost and data center building expansion requirements.
There are a myriad of cloud provider technologies and capabilities to deliver applications and services. The latest kid of the block Z-IMPACT has driven innovation with Dockers Containers are and microservices architecture, eliminating the purchase of many core requirements of availability like replication, back-up, business continuity and security that are engrained into the ecosystem and will run in production in the cloud, on-premise or hybrid just as perfectly and their reach is in the data center, field or mobile with geographic synchronicity speeds up the time-to-live and mitigates deployment challenges.