What is cloud enablement?
Cloud enablement, in simple terms is reviewing your organisations technology usage and developing a roadmap to met your current and further strategic needs. This process enables your organisation to understand how to make the best use of public, private or hybrid cloud environments based on your security, performance and maintenance needs.
At Catch we specialise in Atlassian and can work with you to identify the best approach for your Atlassian cloud journey.
Who should consider cloud enablement and why?
With the significant shift by technology vendors to cloud platforms, your organisation should be well aware of the advantages of moving to cloud.
Cloud enablement allows organisations to unlock staff time to focus on bottom line value. Access to the latest technology innovations is made available directly through cloud vendor real-time infrastructure, deployment and release management.
Chief Executives, CIO/CTOs and CFOs across organisations have long been aware of all the major drawbacks of on-premise software deployments, some of which at listed below:
- When a firm starts to grow, static, on-premises infrastructure might result in significant expenditures since it is not easily scalable.
- Every 3 to 5 years, physical servers require pricey hardware upgrades.
- Slow and unreliable servers can impair and stop your workflow.
- Physical data centres and servers may lose the stored data irretrievably in the event of physical calamities such as floods, fires, or power outages.
Using the Cloud has many advantages.
An organisation must continually evolve. Over the last few years with the major move to have staff working from home, on-premise installations must be accessible from anywhere. This requires regular upkeep, security monitoring, patching and in term consumes a greater amount of your internal teams valuable time.
Switching from on-premise servers to cloud-based systems allows your team to focus on delivering value to your customers rather than maintaining internal systems. In doing so organisations typically see a reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) for operating the internal applications they use. Alongside cost savings the cloud allows for scalability of the infrastructure whereby the cloud provider is responsible for adding and maintaining servers and their placement on the global stage for peak performance.
With Catch’s TCO calculator your team can quickly review and create the business case for cloud.