In order to successfully leverage massive-scale cloud providers for both mission- and non-critical workloads, organizations must anticipate and address all “what-if” scenarios. But in reality, most companies lack a deep enough bench with the right expertise to ensure their cloud environments are continuously secure, compliant and highly available. Additionally, organizations must maintain a fluency in the wide range of tools offered by infrastructure providers such as AWS and Azure.
So the real questions for organizations is, do you want to only outsource your infrastructure? Or do you want to solve your real IT challenges?
The allure of AWS and Azure is easy to understand. They offer organizations unprecedented freedom and flexibility to create custom cloud environments. However, managing these complex infrastructures can be difficult, expensive and distracting to their core business operations. Before adopting these platforms, leaders should answer the following questions:
1. Is our infrastructure flexible and scalable? Can we instantly grow to meet IT demands?
2. Can our business survive a loss of our IT infrastructure? Can we easily move workloads to other locations as needed?
3. Do we have teams of cloud architects and/ or security and operations engineers who can continuously monitor and manage our cloud environments?
Organizations that answer “no” to any of these questions need to consider the benefits of a unified cloud solution that will alleviate the burden of shouldering these tasks on their own and allow them to focus on creating the best possible experiences for their customers.
Organizations that exclusively outsource their data center(s) are only solving a fraction of their IT needs. While shifting their data centers alleviates companies of potential capital expenditures, they still have the burden of managing, monitoring and securing them.
Most massive-scale cloud platforms fall short in providing the essential security, compliance and support resources organizations need to effectively run their cloud environments. HOSTING has diversified its platform portfolio beyond in-house VM-ware public and private clouds to offer a unified (multi-cloud) solution on top of the AWS and Azure platform. The HOSTING Unified Cloud™ bridges solution gaps by combining the flexibility and scalability of these platforms with comprehensive managed services. Our entire catalog of management, security, monitoring and disaster recovery services is available on all of our supported platforms, supported by the same team, integrated through a low-latency hybrid network, visible to the customer through a ‘single pane of glass’ and invoiced on the same bill.
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