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On premise or in the cloud – Which comes out on top?
 

In the face of digitalisation, many IT infrastructures are due for a complete overhaul. But is the cloud really the only way to go? A quick look behind the scenes of most businesses shows that a cloud-only strategy is rarely the best choice. Some may be doing away with their on-premise data centres altogether, but the vast majority use the cloud as an extension of their own physical landscape. Going hybrid is the most popular choice—a purpose-built combination of public-cloud services and IT resources on site. But which assets can be migrated to the cloud and which are better left on the ground? How can you successfully orchestrate a hybrid or multi-cloud environment? What steps should you take now?

Read on to find out how you can effectively combine cloud services and your on-premise architecture and make sure you aren’t left behind. 

Has your data centre reached the end of the road?

We tackle this question in our whitepaper and explain how Bechtle plans future-oriented IT infrastructures.

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Strategy, strategy, strategy.

A lot of companies already leverage cloud resources, but most do not have a clear strategy for the cloud. As a consequence, there are no checks own shadow IT, with employees tapping into cloud services without the knowledge of the central IT department.  By developing a strategy, you not only make the subject of the cloud an integral part of your business, you also gain a sound understanding of what can really be migrated and what is best run in your own data centre. Take action now and unlock dramatic value from an effective and structured use of cloud and on-premise resources.

Strategy, strategy, strategy.

A lot of companies already leverage cloud resources, but most do not have a clear strategy for the cloud. As a consequence, there are no checks own shadow IT, with employees tapping into cloud services without the knowledge of the central IT department.  By developing a strategy, you not only make the subject of the cloud an integral part of your business, you also gain a sound understanding of what can really be migrated and what is best run in your own data centre. Take action now and unlock dramatic value from an effective and structured use of cloud and on-premise resources.

A structured approach to migration.

The question of which data can be moved into the cloud has as much to do with the technical framework as it does with the type of data and the type of cloud. Some companies choose to run workloads connected to new topics such as analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) in a cloud environment. The advantage is there are ready-made frameworks available. Others take a cloud-first approach and consider running all new applications in the cloud as an alternative. Generally speaking, it doesn’t make much sense to move every existing workload from your own data centre to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). It’s better to take a structured approach to make the most of the cloud.

A structured approach to migration.

The question of which data can be moved into the cloud has as much to do with the technical framework as it does with the type of data and the type of cloud. Some companies choose to run workloads connected to new topics such as analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) in a cloud environment. The advantage is there are ready-made frameworks available. Others take a cloud-first approach and consider running all new applications in the cloud as an alternative. Generally speaking, it doesn’t make much sense to move every existing workload from your own data centre to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). It’s better to take a structured approach to make the most of the cloud.

Choose the best cloud format.

Before businesses migrate data or applications into the cloud, they should think about which type of cloud is the best. The right combination will make all the difference.

Public Cloud.

Hybrid Cloud.

Private Cloud.

Private or public? What should you do with personal or extremely sensitive data? Do data need to be accessible from several locations? Read our whitepaper to find out how to strategically decide which cloud environment is best suited for which data, and which data are best hosted in your own data centre.

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And last but not least, people are a crucial factor.

 

 

DevOps practices mean cloud resources can often have very short development cycles. New features are constantly being added to public cloud platforms and new services being integrated while others may be retired. This means your IT staff have to be extremely flexible and they need to get to grips with a new culture of continuous learning. For you, that means giving your employees the time and space to try out and assess new services. Don’t forget that because companies that are in a position to leverage innovative services quickly and meaningfully will gain a competitive advantage. 

The successful path to cloud migration.

 

Discover the steps you need to take in our whitepaper “Does the cloud spell the end of the data centre?”

The successful path to cloud migration.

Discover the steps you need to take in our whitepaper “Does the cloud spell the end of the data centre?"