Migrating to the cloud and revamping your organizational infrastructure to be cloud compatible are two different things. What companies need to do is the latter but what they invest in, is the former. The solution is cost-effective and might, at some point in time, generate results, the fact is the choice that most of the organization consider beneficial, isn’t revenue driven.
Cloud journey is not only about adding cloud-based services but in a manner that can table down results. Meaning that while you make the shift, from the traditional form of networking to one, that is primarily cloud-based, you need to be sure that your existing network is cloud compatible. Some do believe that their network is competent but here again, technologies voice a different opinion. Those wired, big desktops with LAN connections are no longer supported and it’s time that your matured infrastructure receives a renovation. They might have worked flawlessly, driving exceptional results, but fails when it comes to unleashing the true potential of the present-day cloud ecosystem.
But what’s wrong? What is makes the old architecture of an organization incompetent with the cloud?
Today, organizations aren’t restricted to just their boundary or a specific region. Instead, they spawn across countries, creating a huge network, one that might not have persisted a decade ago.
The top firms have different offices, all scattered in different regions, thousands of employees and hundreds of work projects. Considering that you still use your old network, connecting and communicating on such a wider scale is either not feasible, or even if, it manages to draw a connection, it is slow.
Also, such a network isn’t capable of engaging employees debarring the idea of unified decision making.
Further, outdated systems or poorly engaged software suites embed plenty of operational and functional issues, which could be eliminated, if you plan on integrating a new, cloud competent architecture. It is important that organizations integrate a network system that supports greater bandwidth, better speed, enhanced usage, and abide by the present-day business needs.
It is evident that enterprises that make use of combined solutions, one provided by the network provider and other through the carriers can weave a cloud competent network. These effectively help the organization perform the necessary steps as needed in their journey of migrating to the cloud. In addition to the above, the adoption of a streamlined network supports the development of digital services and surfaced over the much-needed aspects of price, performance, and security.
Merging or shifting your existing infrastructure to an optimized network further unveils the true advantage and in a way, embed enhanced bandwidth while adhering to the needs of saving money. Such software specific network further automates the entire network processes which otherwise, the organization had to do it manually, hiring a professional and adds to the cost. Automation of these basic processes turns incredibly responsive and agile, with the excellent option of setting up additional services of the business.
Also, this fosters the improvisation of the end-to-end performance amidst the wireless users working in their offices and on the go, with their data centres, towards the cloud. The last yet the most important, such networks lock down the entire network security, even though it is cloud-integrated, with the inception of tools and policies, that surround a safe and secure environment, eliminating the possibility of risk.
So, what do you think? We think by now, you would be convinced of not being rigid and actively, restructuring your organizational architecture to be cloud competent and have a software-oriented network, that is proven to be beneficial both for the organization and its workforce.
Of course, if you are planning to give up on the Do-it-yourself method and have a modern-day network in the cloud-specific world, you would surely need someone to guide, assist and overall, help you. Right?
While you are analyzing and assessing whom to approach, we have a few prerequisites to keep in mind, before seeking help.
To start with, look for someone who is efficient in designing and modelling the entire network. One that has experience in using resources that can make the change is worth collaboration. It is no surprise that the technology industry is in constant rage and there would never be an instance where you don’t have to troubleshoot problems. Hence, it is always advisable that the one you take help from can focus on designing prospects. If the team, you choose to work with is capable of rendering round the clock facilities, then congratulations, you have found the right fit.
One (individual or agency) who has the appropriate skills as well as the expertise to put your organization’s in-house talent to functioning is the right fit. A typical IT organization definitely focuses on driving the most from its workers, using their skills to outshine in the competitive world. However, when it comes to cloud, maintaining the legacy network technologies turns a bit cumbersome.
Given the complexities in the cloud-centric world, for example, the skills needed in the latest infrastructure for coding as well as scripting techniques, it is important that the global team is adept in performing round the clock operations. One who is experienced can implement next-generation networks, without worrying about what it takes to do the job.
Have exceptional assets along with capabilities that speed up the entire process of implementing the network. Such as, professionals you’ve hired should have hands-on experience and have worked at different industries, upscaling their business operations, making use of tools, and accelerators. Having such a team can effectively assess the complexity and manage the scale of the transition, automating most of the processes and workflow with ease.
Connect remotely with the teams, draft an engagement between members and align tasks as needed across the entire business infrastructure.
It is evident that no matter what you do or how exceptional is your cloud solution if your old network isn’t designed to be cloud-specific, you are not driving the most from the cloud collaboration. In order to reap benefits, you need to rebuild and do it effectively.