In a recent report Aberdeen looked at how leading organisations can benefit from a simple path to reliable and optimised platform for their business infrastructure through private cloud.
A Simple Path to Private Cloud
Cloud computing, and private cloud especially, have revolutionized the way that organizations deploy and manage business-critical enterprise applications.
Businesses today are embracing private cloud to a very high degree. Looking at the data from Aberdeen’s recent 2015 survey on cloud computing, adoption of private cloud has more than doubled over the last two years, with over 70% of organizations having adopted it in some form.
However, some companies have not yet made the move to private cloud because of fears of increased complexity and cost. And this reluctance is costing these organizations in their ability to effectively reduce the resource and management overhead of their enterprise applications and focus on innovation to grow their business.
Aberdeen research has shown that this fear is misplaced. Utilizing private cloud within your business can be accomplished with minimal complexity and cost.
By understanding their own infrastructure needs and working with experienced cloud providers to specifically address those needs, companies can take advantage of the latest enterprise applications and technologies with a minimum of effort.
And with this cloud infrastructure, they can easily and effectively utilize business-critical applications in environments designed to run these applications at the highest levels of performance and reliability.
The Quick and Easy Path to Private Cloud
Private cloud provides a simplified path to gaining the benefits of critical enterprise applications so that companies can focus on business innovation – and not IT.
Rather than having to invest in large data centre server deployments, organizations can quickly use a cloud implementation that has been configured and optimized specifically to run key enterprise application.
Aberdeen research has shown many important benefits from utilizing enterprise applications in the cloud. These include:
- Faster application deployment
- Improved disaster recovery capabilities
- Reductions in IT expenses
- Increased ROI from business-critical IT investments
The benefits of utilizing private cloud make it a key technology deployment strategy for any organization looking to get the most out of its IT infrastructure and investments.
Rather than going it alone when deploying enterprise applications, leading organizations turn to cloud and service providers to simplify the use and implementation of these critical cloud-based systems.
IT infrastructure leaders are 60% more likely to leverage third-party private cloud providers to run their business-critical applications.
Cloud computing has become a key competitive advantage for many companies today.
To gain these benefits of improved application performance, increased reliability, and savings in IT expenditures, businesses should consider the following recommendations, along with some of the operational benefits of private cloud:
Select a private cloud platform that leaves you positioned for future growth and supports converting IT into a partner with all stakeholders within the business.
Keep your critical enterprise applications up and running. By leveraging the right private cloud partner, successful businesses gain increased reliability and avoid costly downtime for their critical applications.
Improve application management. Leading organizations take advantage of the best private cloud management capabilities in order to understand how their critical applications are performing and avoid issues that can lead to lost revenues.
Position your organization to leverage future technologies. Running your application on a private cloud will build a solid base for leveraging improvements and new features in your critical application infrastructure.
Enable a focus on critical application requirements. By working with a private cloud provider, leading organizations are able to offload many of the complexities and day-to-day tasks of running critical applications.
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